Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pg. 99: Louise Shelley's "Human Trafficking"

The current feature at the Page 99 Test: Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective by Louise Shelley.

About the book, from the publisher:
This book examines all forms of human trafficking globally, revealing the operations of the trafficking business and the nature of the traffickers themselves. Using a historical and comparative perspective, it demonstrates that there is more than one business model of human trafficking and that there are enormous variations in human trafficking in different regions of the world. Drawing on a wide body of academic research – actual prosecuted cases, diverse reports, and field work and interviews conducted by the author over the last sixteen years in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the former socialist countries – Louise Shelley concludes that human trafficking will grow in the twenty-first century as a result of economic and demographic inequalities in the world, the rise of conflicts, and possibly global climate change. Coordinated efforts of government, civil society, the business community, multilateral organizations, and the media are needed to stem its growth.
Read an excerpt from Human Trafficking, and learn more about the book at the Cambridge University Press website.

Louise Shelley is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at George Mason University.

The Page 99 Test: Human Trafficking.

--Marshal Zeringue