Giving us the ‘biggest bang for the buck’ (or not): anti-trafficking government funding in Ukraine and the United Kingdom

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/593480
Title:
Giving us the ‘biggest bang for the buck’ (or not): anti-trafficking government funding in Ukraine and the United Kingdom
Authors:
Sharapov, Kiril ( 0000-0002-5781-2953 )
Abstract:
The focus of this paper is on government anti-trafficking policies and funding allocations in two case-study countries, Ukraine and the United Kingdom (UK). The paper discusses specific ways, or ‘vectors’, in which human trafficking has been discursively constructed by national policies and the solutions that have been offered to counteract it. It relies on publicly available information and information obtained via Freedom of Information requests from public authorities in these countries to explore the extent to which anti-trafficking funding allocated by national governments supports or unsettles such representations. A broader definition of human trafficking has been encoded into anti-trafficking policies in Ukraine, implicating migratory pressures and violation of irregular migrants’ human rights as the root causes of trafficking. However, the ability of the government to act upon this definition is limited by the ongoing socio-economic and political crises in Ukraine. This is in comparison to the politicised construction of trafficking by the UK government as a threat from international organised crime and ‘illegal’ immigration. The paper concludes that governments in both countries put their anti-trafficking money where ‘their mouths are’: crime, immigration and victim care in the UK, and awareness raising, victim care and training of ‘frontline professionals’ in Ukraine.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Sharapov, K. (2014) 'Giving us the ‘Biggest Bang for the Buck’ (or Not): Anti-trafficking government funding in Ukraine and the United Kingdom' Anti-Trafficking Review 3
Publisher:
Anti-Trafficking Review
Journal:
Anti-Trafficking Review
Issue Date:
Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/593480
DOI:
10.14197/atr.20121432
Additional Links:
http://www.antitraffickingreview.org/index.php/atrjournal/article/view/63
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2286-7511; 2287-0113
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.accessioned2016-01-14T14:10:21Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-14T14:10:21Zen
dc.date.issued2014-09en
dc.identifier.citationSharapov, K. (2014) 'Giving us the ‘Biggest Bang for the Buck’ (or Not): Anti-trafficking government funding in Ukraine and the United Kingdom' Anti-Trafficking Review 3en
dc.identifier.issn2286-7511en
dc.identifier.issn2287-0113en
dc.identifier.doi10.14197/atr.20121432en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/593480en
dc.description.abstractThe focus of this paper is on government anti-trafficking policies and funding allocations in two case-study countries, Ukraine and the United Kingdom (UK). The paper discusses specific ways, or ‘vectors’, in which human trafficking has been discursively constructed by national policies and the solutions that have been offered to counteract it. It relies on publicly available information and information obtained via Freedom of Information requests from public authorities in these countries to explore the extent to which anti-trafficking funding allocated by national governments supports or unsettles such representations. A broader definition of human trafficking has been encoded into anti-trafficking policies in Ukraine, implicating migratory pressures and violation of irregular migrants’ human rights as the root causes of trafficking. However, the ability of the government to act upon this definition is limited by the ongoing socio-economic and political crises in Ukraine. This is in comparison to the politicised construction of trafficking by the UK government as a threat from international organised crime and ‘illegal’ immigration. The paper concludes that governments in both countries put their anti-trafficking money where ‘their mouths are’: crime, immigration and victim care in the UK, and awareness raising, victim care and training of ‘frontline professionals’ in Ukraine.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAnti-Trafficking Reviewen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.antitraffickingreview.org/index.php/atrjournal/article/view/63en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Anti-Trafficking Reviewen
dc.subjecttrafficking in human beingsen
dc.subjectmigrationen
dc.subjectneoliberalismen
dc.subjecthuman rightsen
dc.subjectpolicyen
dc.titleGiving us the ‘biggest bang for the buck’ (or not): anti-trafficking government funding in Ukraine and the United Kingdomen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalAnti-Trafficking Reviewen
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