The Political Economy of New Slavery

  • Christien van den Anker

Part of the Palgrave Texts in International Political Economy book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Combating Contemporary Slavery

    1. Christien van den Anker
      Pages 1-12
  3. Causes and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Christien van den Anker
      Pages 15-36
  4. Cases and Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. David Ould
      Pages 55-74
    3. Arne Dormaels, Bruno Moens, Nele Praet
      Pages 75-90
    4. Bridget Anderson
      Pages 107-117
  5. Strategies and Frameworks for Change

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 248-272

About this book


This unique volume combines chapters containing a multidisciplinary academic analysis of the causes of the continued existence of contemporary forms of slavery, such as globalization, poverty and migration with empirical chapters on trafficking, domestic migrant workers, bonded labour and child labour in Asia, Latin America and Africa. It provides relevant policy recommendations, such as respect for victims' rights and assesses longer term strategies for change, including Fair Trade, reparations for slavery in the past, the Tobin tax and Development ethics.


globalization political economy poverty strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Christien van den Anker
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

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