NPPR at the PSA
Last week, we presented our paper on Sweden’s trafficking policy at the Political Studies Association conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. Providing a case-study of Sweden’s response to trafficking in women for sexual purposes, the paper explains how this policy has evolved from mainly being framed in terms of state security and border-transgressing crime to also include references to gender and human rights. As this paper represents work in progress, we appreciate comments and critique.
Chaired by Kelly Kollman (University of Glasgow), the panel Regulating sex in western Europe also featured a paper on LGBT activism behind same-sex unions policy convergence in Europe by Kollman and David Paternotte (Cambridge University) and a paper by Susanne Dodillet (University of Gothenburg), documenting the roots of Germany’s prostitution policy in the 1970s feminist campaign Lohn für Hausarbeit.
All three papers can be downloaded from the PSA conference website; the NPPR paper is also available here.