Policy Press

Modern Slavery in Global Context

Human Rights, Law and Society

Edited by Elizabeth Faulkner

Published

Apr 30, 2024

Page count

304 pages

ISBN

978-1529224702

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Apr 30, 2024

Page count

304 pages

ISBN

978-1529224726

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Apr 30, 2024

Page count

304 pages

ISBN

978-1529224726

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Modern Slavery in Global Context

This thought-provoking collection brings together academics from a range of disciplines to examine modern slavery.

It illustrates how different disciplinary positions, methodologies and perspectives form and clash together through a kaleidoscopic view and forms a unique insight into critical modern slavery studies. Providing a platform to critique the legal, ideological and political responses to the issue, experts interrogate the construct of modern slavery and the anti-trafficking discourse which have dominated contemporary responses to and understandings of exploitation.

Drawing from real-world examples across the world, this is a vital contribution to the study of modern slavery.

“This book is essential reading for anyone troubled by the perplexing continuation of human trafficking and modern slavery in contemporary times. Its orthodoxy-disrupting orientation, together with reflections on prevailing power, racism and colonialism within this arena, allow insightful commentary on how activism and research can more meaningfully influence anti-trafficking and anti-slavery policy.” Louise Waite, University of Leeds

Elizabeth A. Faulkner is a Lecturer in Law at Keele University, UK.

Chapter 1. Introduction: The Interdisciplinary Kaleidoscope and Creation of Modern Slavery in Global Context - Dr Elizabeth A. Faulkner

Part I: Theoretical Perspectives

Chapter 2. From social to legal: shifting approaches to trafficking at the turn of 20th century England – Dr Laura Lammasniemi

Chapter 3. The Coloniality of Modern Slavery in Latin America – Chris O’Connell

Chapter 4. Constructing ‘indigenous people’ reproducing coloniality’s epistemic violence: a content analysis of the Trafficking in Persons Reports – Avi Boukli, Georgios Papanicolaou, Eleni Dimou

Part II: Structural Issues in Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Practice

Chapter 5. The Ethics of Research into Human Trafficking Beyond ‘Do No Harm’: Developing a ‘Living’ Ethical Protocol – Patricia Hynes and Mike Dottridge

Chapter 6. Governing through Indicators: Structural Biases and Empirical Challenges in Indicator-Based Approaches to Anti-Trafficking Policy, Practice, and Research – Ieke de Vries & Ella Cockbain

Chapter 7. The Criminal Investigation of Human Trafficking Crimes in the United Kingdom: Benefits and challenges of police collaboration during police investigations – Dr Laura Pajon

Part III: Case Studies

Chapter 8. Brexit-precipitated or free movement-facilitated? Labour exploitation of European Union migrants in the United Kingdom – Dr Samantha Currie

Chapter 9. The Modern Slavery agenda in the United Kingdom: Labour Market Enforcement Perspectives on Law and Policy – Amy Weatherburn

Chapter 10. Insights from Uganda: Wartime Sexual Violence, Knowledge Production and Power – Dr Allen Kiconco

Chapter 11. Beyond Victim Centric Research: Participatory Action Research in the Trafficking ‘Hot-Spot ‘of Nepal – Dr Ayushman Bhagat

Chapter 12. Saviours or Disrupters? The Role of Non-State Actors in the Government Centric Realm of Anti-Trafficking in Belize – Cherisse Francis