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Author Grundell, Lucrecia Rubio, author

Title Security meets gender equality in the EU : the politics of trafficking in women for sexual exploitation / Lucrecia Rubio Grundell
Published Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2023]


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 246 pages) : illustrations
Series Gender and politics
Gender and politics (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Internal Security and the EU: The Securitisation by Contagion of Trafficking in Women for Sexual Exploitation -- 3. Prostitution and the EU: Neoliberalism, Vulnerability and Security -- 4. The Intersection of Security and Neo-abolitionism in the EUs Anti-trafficking Policies -- 5. Desecuritising Trafficking in Women for Sexual Exploitation Through a Neo-Abolitionist Approach? the European Womens Lobby -- 6. Desecuritising Trafficking in Women for Sexual Exploitation Through a Sex Work Approach? Aradau Post-anarchism and Whore-Walks -- 7. Conclusions
Summary This book explores the triangular dynamics of securitisation and desecuritisation that underpin the EUs approach to trafficking in women for sexual exploitation. That is, its progressive securitisation within the EUs anti-trafficking policies and the existence of two distinct and competing approaches that coexist among feminist struggles against such trend: a neo-abolitionist approach, on the one hand, that is increasingly defended from within EU institutions, and has thus become increasingly entangled with the securitisation of trafficking in women; and a sex work approach, on the other, that has been largely relegated to the domains of academia and civil society. As such, this book addresses the intersection of security and feminist neo-abolitionism within the EUs anti-trafficking policies, as well as the desecuritising potential of the anti-trafficking advocacy of both transnational neo-abolitionist and sex worker organisations. This book unprecedentedly brings together three bodies of literature that rarely interact: Critical Security Studies, EU Gender Studies and the feminist literature on prostitution and trafficking in women and demonstrates their fruitful interaction in an extensive empirical analysis of the EUs internal security, violence against women and anti-trafficking policies. Lucrecia Rubio Grundell is UNA4CAREER Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human trafficking -- European Union countries
Human trafficking -- Government policy -- European Union countries
Women and human security -- European Union countries
Prostitution -- European Union countries
Feminism -- European Union countries
Human trafficking
Women and human security
European Union countries
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783031122095