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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Infanticide As we have seen in Chapter 3 , infanticide is a practice most recently associated with India and China , although it can be found in many other places over time ( Sen 1993 ; Klasen 1994 ) . In some instances , it has been ...
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 ...
China and India are significant examples of how this constellation of forces combines to produce infanticide . If it could be halted , social and economic institutions and their prerogatives combine to ensure it is not .
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