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Author Wagenaar, H., author.

Title Designing prostitution policy : intention and reality in regulating the sex trade / Hendrik Wagenaar, Helga Amesberger and Sietske Altink.

Publication Info. Bristol ; Chicago, IL : Policy Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (vi, 305 pages)
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Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Dora's story -- The primacy of policy in prostitution -- The goals of the book -- A reader's guide to the book -- Challenges of prostitution policy -- The stigma of prostitution and the paradox of control -- Prostitution politics as morality politics -- Paradoxes of immigration -- Obstacles to obtaining reliable numbers about prostitution and sex workers -- The ineluctable importance of the local in prostitution policy -- Analysing prostitution policy -- The local governance of prostitution: regulatory drift and implementation capture -- Policy implementation as policy formulation with different means -- Policy design and policy instruments -- Local policymaking in the Netherlands -- Local policymaking in Vienna -- Conclusion: policy implementation, morality politics and the corrosive effects of discourse -- The national governance of prostitution: political rationality and the politics of discourse -- Introduction: policy subsystems and policy streams -- National policy in the Netherlands -- National policy in Austria -- Conclusion: Designing prostitution policy -- Understanding the policy field: migration, prostitution, trafficking and exploitation -- Introduction: prostitution as a complex policy field -- Migration, prostitution and coercion -- How immigration and labour law shape the 'modern slavery' problem -- Prostitution and exploitation -- Prostitution, trafficking and exploitation: an alternative framework -- Prostitution policy beyond trafficking: collaborative governance in prostitution -- The challenges of prostitution policy revisited: harnessing a complex policy field Introducing collaborative rationality in prostitution governance -- Sex worker advocacy and the state -- Governance capacity and collaborative governance -- Is collaborative governance in prostitution policy possible? -- Summary and conclusion.
Summary While the debate on regulating prostitution usually focuses on national policy, it is local policy measures that have the most impact on the ground. This book is the first to offer a detailed analysis of the design and implementation of prostitution policy at the local level and carefully situates local policy practices in national policy making and transnational trends in labour migration and exploitation. Based on detailed comparative research in Austria and the Netherlands, and bringing in experiences in countries such as New Zealand and Sweden, it analyses the policy instruments employed by local administrators to control prostitution and sex workers. Bridging the gap between theory and policy, emphasizing the multilevel nature of prostitution policy, while also highlighting more effective policies on prostitution, migration and labour exploitation, this unique book fills a gap in the literature on this contentious and important social issue.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Prostitution -- Government policy.
Prostitution -- Social aspects.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Society and culture: general.
Ethical issues and debates.
Ethical issues: prostitution and sex industry.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Prostitution & Sex Trade.
Prostitution -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst01079567
Prostitution -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01079586
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Amesberger, Helga, author.
Altink, Sietske, author.
Other Form: Print version : 9781447324249
ISBN 1447324269 (electronic bk.)
9781447324263 (electronic bk.)
9781447335191 (electronic bk.)
1447335198 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9781447324249
AU@ 000060745335
CHNEW 000978370
CHVBK 504727540
GBVCP 1014944910

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