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By Gillian Wylie, Penelope McRedmond

This publication specializes in human trafficking in Europe for labour and sexual exploitation. It contains empirical paintings on trafficking all through Europe, choosing underlying explanations in globalization, migration guidelines and gender inequality. It questions even if ecu responses- from coverage makers or civil society are sufficient.

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In such cases, it is more important to pay attention to the legal system that allows and disallows such labour practices. Today, slavery is everywhere illegal, but the incidence of ‘contemporary forms of slavery’ continues to increase. Therefore, the legal system may not be, in this case, the sole Lorena Arocha 33 factor that would allow us to comprehend why these practices continue to exist despite their illegality. Labour is not a concept free from ambiguity either. Certain types of labour, for example, prostitution and domestic work, are not even regarded as such yet, creating further trouble when engaging in the study of ‘contemporary forms of slavery’ as forced labour.

Weissbrodt, D. and Anti-Slavery International (2002) Abolishing Slavery and Its Contemporary Forms (New York: United Nations). Williams, E. (1964) Capitalism and Slavery (London: Andre Deutsch). 3 Theoretical Perspectives on Understanding Slavery: Past and Present Challenges Lorena Arocha Introduction The starting point of any study of slavery is the question of how we ought to define it. Providing a definition is a theoretical exercise that demarcates which practices should be categorized as slavery.

He accepts the actuality of these involuntary ‘forced commerce’ arrangements, but only in backward or pre-capitalist agricultural settings. Stiglitz (1986) offers an alternative model, in which it is imperfect information and the presence of externalities that push landlords to provide credit to labourers as a mechanism to ensure that they make the correct decisions in terms of effort, technique, fertilizers, timing of harvest and so on. These strategies, he argues, are preferable and more efficient than a free wage system, but the arrangements are both rational and voluntary.

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