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Trafficking in Women in the European Union: Norms, Advocacy-Networks and Policy-Change

Trafficking in Women in the European Union: Norms, Advocacy-Networks and Policy-Change

by Birgit Locher


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Trafficking in women has become a severe human rights problem in the European Union. Cur-rently the trade in human beings generates higher profits than trafficking drugs or weapons. The book describes the history and the dimension of the phenomenon in the EU. It centers around the question, when, how and why the European Union started to fight trafficking in women. The author argues that it has been due to power of international norms, successfully operating advo-cacy-networks and favorable political opportunity structures that the problem could draw public and political attention.

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ISBN-13: 9783810039071
Publisher: VS Verlag f�r Sozialwissenschaften
Publication date: 04/25/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 423
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

Dr. rer. pol. Birgit Locher is political consultant and works as a researcher at the University of Tübingen.

Table of Contents

Norms in International Politics - Trafficking in Women and the EU: Elements of a Framework for Analysis - Actors in the 'Velvet Triangle' - Political Opportunity Structures - The Anti-Trafficking-Regime: Norm-Emergence in Historical Perspective - Trafficking and the European Community: The Silence of the Early Decades - The Extension of EU-Actions against Trafficking - The Consolidation of the EU's Anti-Trafficking Policy - Explaining Trafficking in Women in the European Union etc.

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