Swedish anti-trafficking policy - Official framework and local practices

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Publication 2-year master student thesis
Title Swedish anti-trafficking policy - Official framework and local practices
Author(s) Johansson, Isabelle
Date 2014
English abstract
This study sets out to explore Swedish anti-trafficking policy, both how it is defined in official policy-documents as well as on the local level. A brief overview of the history of anti-trafficking policy and contemporary international measures relating to Swedish legislation on trafficking provides a glimpse into the contested meanings of these measures. This aspect finds foothold in the theoretical framework and is further developed throughout the study. By combining qualitative content analysis and interpretative policy analysis with interviews conducted among practitioners working in this field in a local context, Swedish anti-trafficking policy is explored on different levels. The analysis of the legal Swedish framework and one national anti-trafficking action plan suggests that the Swedish fight against trafficking is strictly interlinked with another fight, one against prostitution. However, there seems to be a discrepancy between the theory and practice of this national policy. In the interviews with the local practitioners it is revealed that what is framed as anti-trafficking policy in official policy-documents is both contested and reconstructed on the local level. Thus, this study argues that Swedish anti-trafficking policy is far from a straightforward matter.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 70
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) anti-trafficking
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/17671 (link to this page)

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