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ThesisUniversity of Iceland>Félagsvísindasvið>Meistaraprófsritgerðir>

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Combating Human Trafficking and Prostitution. State Mechanism and Civil Society in a Nordic Context

Abstract
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The topic of the thesis is human trafficking and prostitution and the Nordic countries in their efforts of combating the situation. The hypothesis is that Nordic countries are role models when it comes to combating human trafficking and prostitution, considering their focus on gender inequality. Two research questions are posed. The first is whether feminist influence is effective when it comes to policy frameworks. The assumption is that feminist influence is effective, specifically when looking at the Nordic countries, as they are gender egalitarian nations that have the advantage of having strong feminist policy within society. The second question is whether the Nordic countries and their NGOs act as norm entrepreneurs in combating human trafficking and prostitution. The assumption is that the Nordic countries are norm entrepreneurs as they have influenced each other and other nations to conform to their norms and values. The same goes with NGOs within society as some of the Nordic countries have NGOs that are strong in feminist values and lobbyism. The special focus is thus on the Nordic countries, as each will be discussed and compared in their efforts in combating human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Issued Date
07/05/2010


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