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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Furthermore , security is normally easier to understand when there are mechanistic ' vehicles ' and agents to observe and count , rather than when our own inaction is associated with the deaths and marginalization of the most vulnerable ...
Often , poor countries ' states are run on extensive bureaucracies normally overstaffed owing to social phenomena like common social patronage , elite patronage and cronyism . SAPs dictate that such bureaucracies are cut to improve ...
In both the developed and developing worlds , however , given that the state is normally armed , it is not uncommon to see violent civil agitation and confrontation . This is also a ' hard ' security issue .
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