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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Most traditional definitions of violence are not particularly helpful because they limit themselves to rather narrow considerations of direct , physical force , in the same way that narrow definitions of security have been accused of ...
It can be of no surprise , then , that there is a direct relationship between the IMF and the World Bank , on the one hand , and discontent and violence on the other . Further evidence of structural influences in these processes comes ...
People have responded with direct violence against both their governments , for implementing structural financial reforms that undermine their access to basics and essentials , and IFIS , which compromise sovereign economic independence ...
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