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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For others , however , the state is part of the problem , as much as it may be part of the solution . The state may be domestically oppressive by marginalizing minorities or by being gender blind or exclusive ( Tickner 1992 ) .
Or , in Freedman's words , once anything that generates anxiety or threatens the quality of life in some respect becomes labelled a " security problem ” the field risks losing all focus ' ( 1998 : 53 ) . This suggests an experiential ...
These problems are connected by male control expectations , as we have seen ... This problem is further underscored by reluctance to notify deaths outside the family . Amnesty International claims that ' the secrecy surrounding FGM ...
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