Human Insecurity: Global Structures of Violence
Bloomsbury Academic, 2007 M11 1 - 224 pages
Human Insecurity is concerned with our refusal to confront the millions of avoidable deaths of women and children each year. Those missing millions are rarely the subject of conventional security studies, yet such avoidable deaths are a vital part of the notion of 'security' more broadly understood. The book argues that such deaths are caused by the man-made structures of neoliberalism and 'andrarchy' and argues that the debate on human security can be reinvigorated by looking at the unarmed, civilian role in causing the deaths of millions of innocent people; from child deaths from preventable disease to honour killings.
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Their research and policy agendas largely missed the scale of avoidable human misery and avoidable death ; what Thomas ( 2000 : 4 ) referred to as the ancient and enduring concerns of humanity ' . I became increasingly perplexed by the ...
Thus , while narrowing the definition to revolve around avoidable civilian deaths , the understanding of human security is simultaneously expanded to include human agency and indirect ( as well as direct ) violence communicated through ...
Michael Cox , London School of Economics and Political Science “ Roberts's work offers a careful and comprehensive rereading of the contemporary security literature and offers us tragic , shocking and ultimately avoidable examples of ...
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