Human Trafficking in Europe: Character, Causes and Consequences

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Human trafficking is a major problem in Europe today, yet very little is known about the extent of trafficking - and policy makers and civil society have contending ideas about how best to respond to the issue. This book offers a range of different perspectives on this problem. It starts by defining contemporary forms of slavery and posing sensitive questions about the relationship of trafficking to capitalism and Western policies. Case studies from around Europe address the knowledge gaps surrounding trafficking, while at the same time raising critical questions about the responses of states and NGOs to the existence of trafficking. Moreover, the authors contribute to the debates about how states and the EU respond to the issue in relation to defining the crime, creating adequate laws and protecting the trafficked. This book shows that there is a need for a rights based approach to human trafficking, putting the victim, their vulnerability and their needs at the centre of political and social responses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230229099
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

GILLIAN WYLIE lectures in International Peace Studies at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

PENNY MCREDMOND is a lawyer who currently does freelance research for legal firms.

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Table of Contents

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Notes on Contributors

1 Introduction: Human Trafficking and Europe Penelope McRedmond McRedmond, Penelope 1

2 Slavery: Exception or Rule? Ronaldo Munck Munck, Ronaldo 17

3 Theoretical Perspectives on Understanding Slavery: Past and Present Challenges Lorena Arocha Arocha, Lorena 30

4 Shirking Responsibilities: Receiving Countries and the Structural Causes of Conflict-Related Child Trafficking Daria Davitti Davitti, Daria 41

5 The Phenomenon of Trafficking in Human Beings: The Case of Poland Marcin Wisniewski Wisniewski, Marcin 60

6 A Business of Supply and Demand: The Trafficking of Women and Girls from Russia and Ukraine Caitlin Deighan Deighan, Caitlin 82

7 Trafficking in Albania: The Present Reality Imelda Poole Poole, Imelda 97

8 Lap Dancing Clubs and Red Light Milieu: A Context for Sex-Trafficking of Women to Ireland? Gillian Wylie Wylie, Gillian 108

9 Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: Researching the Demand Side Torsten Moritz Moritz, Torsten 123

10 Preventing Trafficking in Human Beings: The Case of Moldova Cezara Nanu Nanu, Cezara 142

11 Accessing Help and Services: Trafficking Survivors' Experiences in the United Kingdom Alison Jobe Jobe, Alison 164

12 Defining Organized Crime in the Context of Human Trafficking Penelope McRedmond McRedmond, Penelope 181

13 Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction: A Prosecutorial Tool to Combat Child Trafficking from Albania Ina Farka Farka, Ina 198

14 Conclusion Gillian Wylie Wylie, Gillian 216

Index 224

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