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The Fight Against Child Trafficking
Breaking the Cycle of Structural Violence

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ISBN 9781032312804
March 23, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
416 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book analyses the contemporary effects of anti-trafficking policies on children trafficked for labour.

It explores different dimensions of private and public apparatuses through which the governmentality of child trafficking manifests itself at a regional and interregional level. It investigates questions linked to the diffusion of the child trafficking norm between and within regions and stakeholders; to the criminalisation and vulnerabilisation of child traffickees; and to private governance of anti-trafficking initiatives, in particular concerning social sustainability of business supply chains. Drawing on extensive fieldwork with government, police, justice, civil society, multilateral organizations and businesses in the EU and in the ASEAN, the book argues that child traffickees are subjected not only to physical and psychological violence, but also to structural violence. The book concludes with suggestions to improve current anti-trafficking regimes.

This book will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners in EU Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Regionalism, Human Rights, Law, International Relations, and International Political Economy.

Table of Contents

The Fight against Child Trafficking: An Introduction

Part 1: Global Governance of the Child Trafficking Norm: Constructions, Politics and Meanings-in-use

1. Constructing a global prohibition regime on child trafficking: Of deviance, defiance and poor kids

2. Performing the norm, from global to local: The case for a child trafficking norm cluster

Part 2: Paradoxes of Public Governance: The Structural Violence of the Anti-trafficking Apparatus in the EU and ASEAN

3. The apparatus of child protection: "Letting die" the trafficking victims

4. The migration apparatus and child trafficking: The capture of youth labour migrants

Part 3: The Private Sector and Child Trafficking: Structural Violence of Global Value Chains in the EU and ASEAN 

5. Child Trafficking Inc.: MNEs’ business models and loci of exploitation

6. The road to Anti-Trafficking Inc.: Transformative tipping points for socially sustainable global value chains

General Conclusion: Brewing Favourable Winds

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Élisa Narminio is a Policy Analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and a tenured "professeure agrégée" in INALCO’s International Relations and International Business Departments, France.