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Human Trafficking as a New (In)Security Threat

Authors: Goździak, Elżbieta M.

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  • Argues that a robust refugee resettlement is not a threat but an asset to the national security
  • Shows how human trafficking has replaced migration in public narratives, policy responses, and practice with refugees
  • Asks how security concerns stemming from human trafficking can be reconciled with the need to protect victims
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This book challenges the rhetoric linking ‘war on terror’ with ‘war on human trafficking’ by juxtaposing lived experiences of survivors of trafficking, refugees, and labor migrants with macro-level security concerns. Drawing on research in the United States and in Europe, Goździak shows how human trafficking has replaced migration in public narratives, policy responses, and practice with migrants and analyzes lived experiences of (in)security of trafficked victims, irregular migrants, and asylum seekers.   .

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Elżbieta M. Goździak is Visiting Professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Previously, she was Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University. She held the George Soros Visiting Chair in Public Policy at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest.

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Security and Human Trafficking is a significant contribution to our holistic understanding of the interplay of human trafficking and national security. Elzbieta Gozdziak challenges the famous oratory on these issues by disentangling factual truths from populist rhetorics by focusing on rich empirical data collected in Hungary, Poland, and the United States. 

- Ludmila Bogdan, Ph.D., immigration and human trafficking scholar at Harvard University.

 

Elzbieta M. Gozdziak brings decades of ethnographic research on human trafficking and international migration to powerfully critique the conflation of human trafficking and migration with national security threats such as terrorism and organized crime.  She masterfully shows how the inaccurate framing of human trafficking as a security threat in the United States and Europe has led to costly and high stakes policy actions -- enhanced border control, anti-immigration, and surveillance measures -- that increase insecurity and lead to negative economic, military, and diplomatic consequences.  If we care about solving the problem of human trafficking, Gozdziak’s call to interrogate policy framings and demand better empirical data to justify those framings will lead to better policy solutions and outcomes to combat human trafficking on the ground.  Human Trafficking as a New (In)Security Threat is a must-read for students, experts, and practitioners interested in the nexus of human trafficking, migration, and national security.   

-Kathleen M. Vogel, Ph.D, Professor and Deputy Director, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Tempe, Arizona. Vogel is co-author of Human Trafficking Trends in the Western Hemisphere.   

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Trafficking as a New (In)Security Threat
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-62873-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-62873-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-62872-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 138
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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