Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A little preview to the remix.

"In Haiti, where three-quarters of the population earns less than $2 a day and one in five children is chronically malnourished, the one business booming amid all the gloom is the selling of patties made of mud, oil and sugar, typically consumed only by the most destitute.

“It’s salty and it has butter and you don’t know you’re eating dirt,” said Olwich Louis Jeune, 24, who has taken to eating them more often in recent months. “It makes your stomach quiet down.”"

Social Unrest
and the failure to provide human security.

The notion of Human Security opines that by guaranteeing protection from seven fundamental vulnerabilities, one can establish security not only for a state as a whole but for every individual within. This paradigm is in contrast to that of state-security, an approach that places the state front and centre as the primary actor with regards to furnishing, discussing and breeching security. This last is what we most commonly see in International Relations; the UN Security Council, NATO, realism, the prisoner’s dilemma etc. being exemplifications of State Security in actual application…

The above excerpt is an example of the issues at hand, I shall delve further presently.