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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Structures in this sense are overarching global beliefs expressed through institutions . They are the dominant ideas which direct institutional and human agency and priorities . They are constructed of beliefs and assumptions that claim ...
The transmission and conversion of beliefs into functional policies are enacted through human agency . For Dessler ( 1989 ) , accepting this was essential to understanding the reproduction of structure , whilst structure created agency ...
Women's successful challenges to such institutionally and ideationally perpetuated male beliefs demonstrate their ... the difference between realism's adherence to fatalistic determinism and social constructivists ' belief that humans ...
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