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 dowry is designed to cover such economic ' shortfalls ' . It reflects the ' exaltation of the married state as the only desirable or socially acceptable state for women ... Parents of girls ... offer a dowry , in cash and kind ...
It is designed primarily by males using mathematical economics , and results in masculine priorities . ... structure and consequence ' reproduces meaning through assumptions of economic growth and stability , financial transactions and ...
produce or reinforce social , economic and political disparities ' ( 2007 : 290 ) . Both are presented as permanent systems legitimized by necessity and propriety and both offer positive gains , while those most important in their ...
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