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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The debate had become stalled between a very wide - ranging and indefinable conceptualization , at one ... One of the key contributions I hope this book makes is to direct the debate by differentiating between what constitutes human ...
Krause , in an attempt to properly ' delimit ' the debate , suggests that ' freedom from want ' should be dropped so we keep human security focussed on " freedom from fear ” – from the threat or use of violence ' ( 2004 : 367 ) .
Why is this debate marginal , when the scale of death is staggering ? A conspiracy theorist might propose that this is because , were the bull grabbed by the horns , some of the fundamental assumptions upon which realism rests would be ...
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