Human Insecurity: Global Structures of Violence

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Zed Books, Jan 15, 2008 - Political Science - 204 pages
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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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Contents

Thinking about security and violence
12
Global human insecurity
31
Institutions the U5MR infanticide
69
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

David Roberts is a lecturer in the School of History and International Affairs at the University of Ulster.  He has previously published Power, Elitism and Democracy: Political Transition in Cambodia 1991-1999 (2000) and over thirty articles on human security; statebuilding; democratisation and Cambodia.

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