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By Eilis Ward,Gillian Wylie

This edited quantity specializes in charting the increase of neo-abolitionism and delivering a critique of the belief, its logics and effects. A version of country coverage which goals to abolish prostitution via laws, Neo-abolitionism criminalises the customer of intercourse yet now not the vendor. it's at the moment legislations in Sweden and different Nordic states and dominates the framing of coverage debates in lots of different Western liberal contexts. strain for adoption of this coverage has come from radical feminists who comprehend prostitution and intercourse trafficking as a sort of violence opposed to girls.


This quantity argues that this convergence among radical feminism and state’s pursuits arises from the emergence of, at the one hand, ‘governance feminism’ which seeks to have its beliefs applied via ‘top-down sovereigntist means’, and nevertheless, state’s pursuits in legitimising stricter border controls and legislations enforcement responses when it comes to transnational organised illegal activity, ‘illegal’ migration, and protection.


Based round a sequence of nation case reports each one bankruptcy will discover the politics surrounding the emergence of neo-abolitionism and its trajectory via these polities, even if the paradigm has been followed, rejected or remains to be less than debate. the amount might be of significant curiosity to scholars and students of Social and Public coverage, Gender and Women’s experiences, Politics and diplomacy and significant criminal Studies/Criminology.


 


 

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