Human Trafficking, Human Security, and the Balkans

Human Trafficking, Human Security, and the Balkans

by H. Richard Friman
     
 

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After four Yugoslav wars, ongoing efforts at reconstruction in South Eastern Europe have devoted limited attention to security for the region's most vulnerable populations. This book brings together experts to analyze and offer solutions to the challenge. The contributors examine the economic dynamics of human trafficking in an era of globalization, the

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After four Yugoslav wars, ongoing efforts at reconstruction in South Eastern Europe have devoted limited attention to security for the region's most vulnerable populations. This book brings together experts to analyze and offer solutions to the challenge. The contributors examine the economic dynamics of human trafficking in an era of globalization, the effectiveness of international and transnational policies and practice, the impact of peacekeeping forces, and the emergence of national and regional action plans in the Western Balkans and South Eastern Europe. They also consider the nature and ramifications of the gap between human security rhetoric and institutional policy steps against human trafficking.

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“This impressive volume, which brings together a broad range of scholars and practitioners, is one of the first and only books on human trafficking trends and dynamics in the Balkans. It helps to fill an important gap on an extremely timely issue, and should be of great interest to both academic and policy audiences.”
—Peter Andreas, coauthor of Policing the Globe

“Policy makers and scholars will find this edited volume fills a serious gap in our understanding of this phenomenon.  This book will go far in advancing a complex understanding of the security implications of human rights abuse.  Let's hope the international community pays attention; the lessons discussed in this book are relevant for today's conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
—Sarah E. Mendelson, author, Barracks and Brothels: Peacekeepers and Human Trafficking in the Balkans

"Although a regional collection, the analysis has international relevance . . .  Highly recommended."
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822959748
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Security Continuum Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

H. Richard Friman is Eliot Fitch Chair for International Studies and director of the Institute for Transnational Justice at Marquette University. He is the author of Challenges and Paths to Global Justice, NarcoDiplomacy: Exporting the U.S. War on Drugs and Patchwork Protectionism: Textile Trade Policy in the United States, Japan and West Germany.

Simon Reich is a professor in the graduate school of public and international affairs and director of the Ford Institute for Human Security at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of The Fruits of Fascism: Postwar Prosperity in Historical Perspective, and coauthor of The German Predicament and The Myth of the Global Corporation.

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