Neoliberalism: The Role Of Human Trafficking In Thailand

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Research question: What is the role that neoliberalism has played in the high levels of human trafficking within the Southeast Asian country of Thailand and how has this country been able to create policies that will sucessfully control the contiual rise of this type of transnational crime? Theoretical & Conceptual Framework: This dissertation will focus on the theory of neoliberalism, in order to critically examine the causes of human trafficking. This is first done on a universial level and then on a Southeast Asian regional level. This is done in oder to deduce if the current policies of Thailand are able to successfully combat the crucial problem of human trafficking. The universal causes of human trafficking are poverty, globalization,…show more content…
With poverty on the rise due to the inequalities brought about by neoliberal globalization work for women was the last priority, leaving many jobless, therefore only increasing their financial problems. To combat this, many women within the Southeast Asian region were either sold or joined willingly into the sex…show more content…
Owen. The case study documents include “Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation in South East Asia, “Combating Trafficking in South-East Asia”, “Human Trafficking” by David A. Feingold, “Confronting Globalization in Anti-Trafficking Strategies in Asia” by Vidyamali Samarasinghe, and, “Tourism in the Age of Globalisation” by Sarah Wahab, Chris Cooper, ed. Methodology: The research methodology for this dissertation will be a case study analysis of Southeast Asia regarding the issue of human trafficking, in addition to a comparative analysis of different case study documents. Bibliography:, (2015). CorpWatch:What is Neoliberalism?. [online] Available at: [Accessed 28 Sep. 2015]. Heron, T. (2008). Globalization, Neoliberalism and the Exercise of Human Agency. Int J Polit Cult Soc, 20(1-4), pp.85-101. Owen, N. (2005).The emergence of modern Southeast Asia. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press. Samarasinghe, Vidyamali. (2003). Confronting globalization in anti-trafficking strategies in Asia. Brown J. World Aff. 10: p.94-98. Stubbs, R. and Underhill, G. (1994). Political economy and the changing global order. New York: St. Martin's Press. Wahab, S. and Cooper, C. (2001). Tourism in the age of globalisation. London:

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