Human Insecurity: Global Structures of Violence
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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provision of regulating institutions such as the rule of law will constrain this behaviour . Goldstein , for example , posits that our general behaviour is the product of ' pathological predispositions ... ( from ) heritable traits that ...
Indeed , what sustains social behaviours like ' honour ' killing is often to be found rooted in a tradition that few recall ... It is considered as control behaviour based on expectations derived from socially constituted experiences ...
But by demonstrating the similarities of purpose of different types of intimate partner killing ( ' domestic ' , ' honour ' and dowry ) , and by illustrating their global extent , we are able to query the origins of such behaviour .
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