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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The converse of this , however , is that it is often such human - engineered institutions which indirectly are the cause of much human insecurity . Thus , rather than seeing institutions , processes and structures as part of the ...
When human activity is openly recognized as the predominant cause of more than 10 million child deaths per year , it reveals priorities in political , social and economic interventions that can be changed . Careful accounting of the ...
The international economy is a principal , and unintentional , institutional cause of infanticide . Insofar as the market itself deliberately discriminates against no one person or group ( except the relatively weak ) , the functional ...
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