Clinton, Bush, and Obama : changing policy and rhetoric in the United States Annual Trafficking in Persons Report

O'Brien, Erin & Wilson, Michael (2015) Clinton, Bush, and Obama : changing policy and rhetoric in the United States Annual Trafficking in Persons Report. In Dragiewicz, Molly (Ed.) Global Human Trafficking : Critical Issues and Contexts. Taylor & Francis Group, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, pp. 123-139.

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Abstract

This chapter charts the political transitions in the anti-trafficking agenda and rhetoric of the U.S. Government across three Presidential administrations through a detailed examination of the annual Trafficking in Persons reports released by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons between 2001 and 2012. We argue that the transitions in language and focus reflect key tensions that have dominated trafficking discourse throughout the Clinton, Bush and Obama Presidencies. These fissures include debate over law enforcement versus rights-based frameworks, competing approaches on victim protection and identification, and ongoing disputes about the relationship between prostitution and human trafficking.

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ID Code: 81867
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9780415711104
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis Group
Deposited On: 18 Feb 2015 22:51
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2016 18:30

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