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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It should be noted also that , complicating the matter further , women are killed by men for reasons that may have little to do with ' honour ' ; but ' honour ' may be used to defend or explain the action ( Welchman and Hossain 2005 : 8 ) ...
... the targets of scrutiny noted above are only the institutions and specific practices that derive from their ideas , beliefs and value systems . They are only physical and psychological manifestations of belief structures that are ...
We noted earlier the universality of tales such as that of Adam and Eve , for example , which from the very earliest expression underscore other , more conscious understandings of the formation of the gendered world around us - although ...
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