Feminism, Prostitution and the State: The Politics of by Eilis Ward,Gillian Wylie

By Eilis Ward,Gillian Wylie

This edited quantity specializes in charting the increase of neo-abolitionism and delivering a critique of the assumption, its logics and outcomes. A version of nation coverage which goals to abolish prostitution via laws, Neo-abolitionism criminalises the client of intercourse yet no longer the vendor. it really is presently legislation 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 nonetheless, state’s pursuits in legitimising stricter border controls and legislation enforcement responses with regards to transnational organised criminal activity, ‘illegal’ migration, and defense.

Based round a chain of nation case reviews every one bankruptcy will discover the politics surrounding the emergence of neo-abolitionism and its trajectory via these polities, no matter if the paradigm has been followed, rejected or continues to be below debate. the quantity may be of serious curiosity to scholars and students of Social and Public coverage, Gender and Women’s stories, Politics and diplomacy and significant felony Studies/Criminology.



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