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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FGM is a closed practice in the societies in which it is practised but , as we shall see , it affects not dozens but millions of women . Given the levels of male insecurity that attend its ' cultural origins , the brutality with which ...
In such a view , interventionists have no right , moral or otherwise , to challenge these practices ( Steans 2007 : 14-15 ) . Part of the problem with this argument is that the practice of infanticide is specific to no one culture ...
Infant female deaths in unusual or suspicious circumstances do not automatically trigger constabulary or judicial inquiry , partly because it is rarely legislated for ( because it is an ' accepted ' trait ) but also because the practice ...
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