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The Perfect Business': Human Trafficking and Lao-Thai Cross-Border Migration

Molland, Sverre


Over the past few years some governments and development organizations have increasingly articulated cross-border mobility as 'trafficking in persons'. The notion of a market where traffickers prey on the 'supply' of migrants that flows across international borders to meet the 'demand' for labour has become a central trope among anti-trafficking development organizations. This article problematizes such economism by drawing attention to the oscillating cross-border migration of Lao sex workers...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Development and Change
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7660.2010.01665.x


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