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Human insecurity: global structures of violence

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posted on 30.07.2014 by David Roberts
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. David Roberts claims that by facing up to this relationship between social structures and massive avoidable human suffering we can create another system less prone to global violence. This book is a powerful intervention in the debate on human security and an urgent call to face up to our responsibilities to the millions killed needlessly each year.

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  • Social Sciences

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  • Politics and International Studies

Pages

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Citation

ROBERTS, D.W., 2008. Human insecurity: global structures of violence. London: Zed Books, 208pp.

Publisher

Zed Books (© David W. Roberts)

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Publication date

2008

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This book is closed access.

ISBN

1842778250;9781842778258

Language

en

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