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More than just victims: the truth about human trafficking

  • Economics
  • Law
  • Political Science


Benjamin S Buckland argues that the language used to debate human trafficking can cloud the issue itself. Exploitation is only one side of the story. Deep-rooted socioeconomic and political reasons explain why some people fall into illegal or forced migration channels, and tackling these fundamentals requires a new language to acknowledge the agency and ambition of trafficked persons. Copyright (c) 2008 The Author. Journal compilation (c) 2008 ippr.

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