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Editorial introduction: the modern slavery agenda: policy, politics and practice

Gary Craig, Alex Balch, Hannah Lewis, and Louise Waite

in The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice in the UK

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447346791
eISBN:
9781447346845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346791.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introductory chapter notes the recent heightened profile of the term ‘modern slavery’ in the UK. Various phenomena, practices, and policies have been bundled together under this term, which ... More


The Role of Discourse Analysis in Researching Severe Labour Exploitation

Robert Caruana

in Researching Forced Labour in the Global Economy: Methodological Challenges and Advances

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266472
eISBN:
9780191884214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266472.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Investigating severe forms of labour exploitation presents a series of particular methodological challenges to researchers in the field, including access to respondents, credibility of data, ... More


Understanding the Global Business of Forced Labour: An Introduction

Genevieve LeBaron

in Researching Forced Labour in the Global Economy: Methodological Challenges and Advances

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266472
eISBN:
9780191884214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266472.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This introductory Chapter provides an overview of the political, methodological, and ethical challenges of researching forced labour in the global economy tackled in this Volume. It argues that in ... More


Evaluating the Political Effects of Anti-slavery and Anti-trafficking Activism

Joel Quirk

in Researching Forced Labour in the Global Economy: Methodological Challenges and Advances

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266472
eISBN:
9780191884214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266472.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This Chapter considers ‘what happens next’ once information has been collected. This in turn means focusing upon political activism. Drawing upon ideas and insights from existing works on social ... More


The UK’s response to modern slavery: law, policy and politics

Ruth Van Dyke

in The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice in the UK

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447346791
eISBN:
9781447346845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346791.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The UK government has not been a world leader in terms of policy development in relation to modern slavery. This chapter explores the approaches underpinning policy and the agencies tasked with ... More


Modern slavery and transparency in supply chains: the role of business

Colleen Theron

in The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice in the UK

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447346791
eISBN:
9781447346845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346791.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores how business is implicated by modern slavery, and the salient requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act (MSA) transparency in supply chain provision, in the context of growing ... More


Protecting Human Dignity: Fair Food, Farmworker Rights, and the Church

Mallory McDuff

in Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379570
eISBN:
9780199869084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes a partnership between churches and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a farmworker organization, in its Campaign for Fair Food, which strives for fair wages, a code of ... More


The Abolition of Slavery in the United States: Historical Context and its Contemporary Application

William M., Jr. Carter

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter examines the badges and events of slavery in the history of America. It presents some suggested lessons that can be taken from American history to inform the movement to put an end to ... More


Modern slavery in the United Kingdom: an incoherent response

Gary Craig

Catherine Needham, Elke Heins, and James Rees (eds)

in Social Policy Review 30: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2018

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447349990
eISBN:
9781447350026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349990.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter reviews developments leading to the enactment of the 2015 Modern Slavery Act in England and Wales and parallel legislation in Northern Ireland and Scotland. It analyses the response of ... More


Researching Forced Labour in the Global Economy: Methodological Challenges and Advances

Genevieve LeBaron (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266472
eISBN:
9780191884214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266472.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

By most accounts, forced labour, human trafficking, and modern slavery are thriving in the global economy. Recent media reports — including the discovery of widespread trafficking in Thailand's ... More


Slavery in its Contemporary Manifestations

Kevin Bales

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter aims to provide a subtle understanding of the ways slavery can be measured, predicted, and identified in modern society, both in terms of the wider social and economic factors that ... More


The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice in the UK

Gary Craig, Alex Balch, Hannah Lewis, and Louise Waite (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447346791
eISBN:
9781447346845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346791.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Modern slavery, in the form of labour exploitation, domestic servitude, sexual trafficking, child labour and cannabis farming, is still growing in the UK and industrialised countries, despite the ... More


Defeating ‘modern slavery’, reducing exploitation? The organisational and regulatory challenge

Alex Balch

in The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice in the UK

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447346791
eISBN:
9781447346845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346791.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter first charts the short history from the early anti-trafficking strategy put in place by the Labour government in 2007 through the changes and reorganisations of the subsequent 10 years, ... More


Migrant illegality, slavery and exploitative work

Hannah Lewis and Louise Waite

in The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice in the UK

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447346791
eISBN:
9781447346845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346791.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter considers the position of migrants in the UK who experience severe labour exploitation. It addresses how — or whether — the emerging ‘modern slavery complex’ can adequately respond to ... More


Class Acts? A comparative analysis of modern slavery legislation across the UK

Vicky Brotherton

in The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice in the UK

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447346791
eISBN:
9781447346845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346791.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In 2015, three new Acts had passed into law: the Modern Slavery Act (MSA), the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act, and the Human Trafficking and ... More


Shining a Light on Slavery?

Laura Brace

in The Politics of Slavery

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401142
eISBN:
9781474445122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401142.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter introduces the problems of defining slavery, and asks what makes a slave a slave? It focuses on powers of ownership and relations of domination, and critically examines Patterson’s ... More


Modern slavery in global context: ending the political economy of forced labour and slavery

Aidan McQuade

in The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice in the UK

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447346791
eISBN:
9781447346845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346791.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter begins by setting out the root causes of slavery, and demonstrating the fundamental role of the failure of the rule of law in enabling slavery to persist. It then sets out how particular ... More


Slavery and the Human Right to Evil

Kevin Bales

in Understanding Global Slavery: A Reader

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245068
eISBN:
9780520932074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245068.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The very act of slavery may be perceived as evil or not evil by both slaveholders and slaves. This chapter explores how our definitions of human rights are bound up with our ideas about evil. It ... More


The labour exploitation continuum

Sam Scott

in Labour Exploitation and Work-Based Harm

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447322030
eISBN:
9781447322054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322030.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter outlines the various forms of labour exploitation that exist. At the extreme end of the ‘continuum’ there is worker fatality both at work and through work. There are then extreme forms ... More


Methodological Challenges in the Business of Forced Labour

Genevieve LeBaron and Andrew Crane

in Researching Forced Labour in the Global Economy: Methodological Challenges and Advances

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266472
eISBN:
9780191884214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266472.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Most forced labour takes place in business contexts, yet the business logics of exploitation are rarely explored empirically. This gap relates to the lack of researchers in the field with specific ... More


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