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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FOUR | Institutions , the U5MR , infanticide and maternal mortality Mortality of children under five , infanticide and maternal mortality have been shown to be among the most pressing human insecurity issues of our time .
FIVE | Institutions and intimate murder This chapter is concerned with the relationship between different types of intimate murder ( lethal domestic violence , ' honour ' and dowry killings ) , on the one hand , and the extent to which ...
institutional imbalances are clearly in favour of males in belief killings . They have been informed by personal experience and storytelling ... Our concern here is the role of institutions in determining this form of human insecurity .
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