ICRSE contributes to new academic anthology on sex work: Assessing Prostitution Policies in Europe'
ICRSE is proud to have contributed to this new academic anthology 'Assessing Prostitution Policies in Europe' edited by Hendrik Wagenaar and Synnove Janhsen. ICRSE's chapter, co-written by Luca Stevenson and Agata Dziuban, focus on the history and challenges of the sex workers' rights movement in Europe and Central Asia. ICRSE strongly encourage students and researchers to ask their university libraries to order a copy.
'With each chapter dedicated to a separate country and written by a national authority on the subject, Assessing European Prostitution Policies seeks to explore how prostitution is regulated in 21 European countries, thus drawing out important implications for an effective and humane prostitution policy. Indeed, this innovative volume brings together systematic accounts of how national and local forms of governance influence the commercial market for sex as well as the lives of sex workers and third parties. All chapters cover the history of prostitution policy, national laws regulating prostitution, policy formulation and implementation, the national discourse on prostitution, the gap between national and local regulation, the impact of policy on the lives and rights of sex workers, and sex worker advocacy organizations. In addition to this, the authors examine and highlight how immigration, labour, fiscal and welfare law have as much impact on the sex trade as designated prostitution law.
A unique interdisciplinary title that is comprehensive in its coverage, Assessing European Prostitution Policies will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers, sex worker advocacy organisations and policy makers interested in fields such as Sexuality and Prostitution, Public Policy, Criminology, and Gender Studies.'