Human Insecurity: Global Structures of Violence
Bloomsbury Academic, 2008 - 208 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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... understanding the reproduction of structure , whilst structure created agency . That is , humans choose to enact , ignore or reject the ideological will of the structure by participation , exclusion or challenge . Equally , many humans ...
... understanding are challenged and contested from without the discipline . Much critical theory and postmod- ernism has taken issue with IR's unstinting , seemingly dogmatic tendency and ability to cling to ideas and methods of understanding ...
... understandings , we may draw four conclusions . First , realism is inadequate for understanding the structural and insti- tutional determinism of terminal human insecurity because it is gender blind owing to its overwhelming masculine ...
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