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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/593458
Title:
'Traffickers and their victims': anti-trafficking policy in the United Kingdom
Authors:
Sharapov, Kiril ( 0000-0002-5781-2953 )
Abstract:
This paper relies upon the ‘what’s the problem represented to be?’ approach to policy analysis to interrogate key representations of human trafficking implicit in the UK government’s anti-trafficking policy. It identifies six policy vectors, or representations, of human trafficking embedded within the policy, including organized crime, ‘illegal’ immigration, and victim assistance as three primary vectors; sexual exploitation/prostitution, poverty in countries of victims’ origin, and isolated instances of labour law infringements as three secondary vectors. In addition, a series of assumptions, which underlie the current interpretation of trafficking, are also identified. By exploring what the problem of human trafficking is represented to be, the paper also provides an insight into what remains obscured within the context of the dominant policy frameworks. In doing so, it highlights the role of state-capital entanglements in normalizing exploitation of trafficked, smuggled and ‘offshored’ labour, and critiques the UK’s anti-trafficking policy for manufacturing doubt as to the structural causes of human trafficking within the context of neoliberalism.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Sharapov, K. (2015) 'Traffickers and Their Victims': Anti-Trafficking Policy in the United Kingdom' Critical Sociology doi: 10.1177/0896920515598562
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
Critical Sociology
Issue Date:
20-Aug-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/593458
DOI:
10.1177/0896920515598562
Additional Links:
http://crs.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/0896920515598562
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0896-9205; 1569-1632
Appears in Collections:
International Centre for the Study of Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Children and Young People

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dc.contributor.authorSharapov, Kirilen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-14T14:13:22Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-14T14:13:22Zen
dc.date.issued2015-08-20en
dc.identifier.citationSharapov, K. (2015) 'Traffickers and Their Victims': Anti-Trafficking Policy in the United Kingdom' Critical Sociology doi: 10.1177/0896920515598562en
dc.identifier.issn0896-9205en
dc.identifier.issn1569-1632en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0896920515598562en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/593458en
dc.description.abstractThis paper relies upon the ‘what’s the problem represented to be?’ approach to policy analysis to interrogate key representations of human trafficking implicit in the UK government’s anti-trafficking policy. It identifies six policy vectors, or representations, of human trafficking embedded within the policy, including organized crime, ‘illegal’ immigration, and victim assistance as three primary vectors; sexual exploitation/prostitution, poverty in countries of victims’ origin, and isolated instances of labour law infringements as three secondary vectors. In addition, a series of assumptions, which underlie the current interpretation of trafficking, are also identified. By exploring what the problem of human trafficking is represented to be, the paper also provides an insight into what remains obscured within the context of the dominant policy frameworks. In doing so, it highlights the role of state-capital entanglements in normalizing exploitation of trafficked, smuggled and ‘offshored’ labour, and critiques the UK’s anti-trafficking policy for manufacturing doubt as to the structural causes of human trafficking within the context of neoliberalism.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://crs.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/0896920515598562en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Critical Sociologyen
dc.subjecttrafficking in human beingsen
dc.subjectpolitical economyen
dc.subjectneoliberalismen
dc.subjectgovernment policyen
dc.subjectexploitationen
dc.subjectignoranceen
dc.subjectbiopoliticsen
dc.subjecttraffickingen
dc.title'Traffickers and their victims': anti-trafficking policy in the United Kingdomen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalCritical Sociologyen
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