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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Global society is human engineered and human directed . Its component parts and their precise roles are not invisible , if we care to look closely . A year into my research , I was again reminded of the brutality of another of our self ...
Since constabularies are subject to similar social indoctrination as the society they are tasked with serving , their attitudes routinely condone social practices and any intervention may be considered unpropitious and unwarranted .
Males then became the lawmakers , ritualists and cultural definers of society ' ( 1983 : 73 ; 1975 : 7 ) . ... have developed in linking societies and rules , from which women are excluded and ' lessness ' is amplified and sustained .
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