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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Sheehan was later to remark that [ T ] he contributions of Buzan and Ullman , and those that followed , would suggest that the concept of security needed to be opened in two directions . First , the notion of security should no longer ...
Thakur enunciated this well when he made the point that ' security is an essentially contested concept because it is an intellectual and cognitive construct , not an objective fact ' ( 2005 : 8 ) . From this perspective , it is a ...
This term will be applied throughout this book after the concept of ' honour ' has been more thoroughly dissected . The term ' honour killing ' is a disturbing expression . First , the concept of ' honour ' is rarely the subject of ...
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