The Modern Slavery Agenda

Politics, Policy and Practice in the Uk

Edited by Gary Craig, Alex Balch, Hannah Lewis, and Louise Waite

The Modern Slavery Agenda

Edited by Gary Craig, Alex Balch, Hannah Lewis, and Louise Waite

Distributed for Bristol University Press

240 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781447346791 Published April 2019 For sale in North and South America only
Despite the introduction of laws to try to stop it, so-called modern slavery—whether in the form of domestic servitude, sex trafficking, child labor, or other exploitative practices—is still on the rise in the United Kingdom and other industrialized nations. This hugely topical book, written by a team of activists and experts, is the first to provide a critical assessment of modern anti-slavery legislation. The Modern Slavery Agenda argues that, contrary to its stated ambitions, the UK’s Modern Slavery Act is inconsistent, inadequate and punitive, paradoxically fostering conditions that promote the very acts it aims to outlaw, and offers strategies for improvement in policy and practice. The authors not only gather evidence from across the field, but also provide strategies for improvements in policy and practice.
 
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