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 Structures of Violence David Roberts. human security , in much the same way that guns and missiles influence traditional security concerns , rendered visible connections that had been much less apparent for many of those studying ...
structural violence could be thought of as ' deleterious conditions that derive from economic and political structures of power , created and maintained by human actions and institutions ' ( 2004 : 300 ) . Picciotto and Weaving ( 2006 ...
that human beings are not ` inherently violent ... rather ... certain contexts and social formations seem to produce violence ' ( ibid .: 146 ) . But this is to neglect the wide range of literature that suggests strongly that human ...
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