Offering a perceptive study of the urgent human rights issue of trafficking in persons, this important book analyses the development and effectiveness of public policies across Eurasia.
Drawing on multi-method research in the region, Laura A. Dean explores the factors behind anti-trafficking strategies and the role of governments and activists in combating labour and sexual exploitation. She examines the intersection of global strategies and state-by-state approaches, and uses the diffusion of innovation framework to cast new light on the impetus and implementation of different policy typologies.
Identifying the strengths, weaknesses, and best practices in human trafficking policies around Eurasia, Dean’s book will appeal to a wide range of students, scholars, practitioners, and policy makers.
"The book provides first-hand accounts of human trafficking victims, insightful interviews with state officials, policy makers and bureaucrats in the region of Eurasia, skilfully interpreted through original and innovative analysis of policy diffusion." Aija Lulle, Loughborough University
Laura A. Dean is Assistant Professor of political science and director of the Human Trafficking Research Lab at Millikin University. Her research focuses on gender and politics issues in Eurasia.
Introduction: The Politics of Human Trafficking from Europe to Asia;
Contrasting Policy Approaches to Human Trafficking in Eurasia;
Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy Adoption;
Tracing the Development of Anti-trafficking Institutions;
Linkages Among Actors in Anti-trafficking Networks;
Uneven Implementation of Human Trafficking Policies;
Empirical Comparisons of Human Trafficking Policy Across Eurasia;
Conclusion: The Implications of Human Trafficking Policies.