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Designing Prostitution Policy: Intention and Reality in Regulating the Sex Trade

Hendrik Wagenaar, Helga Amesberger, and Sietske Altink


This is one of the few books that explicitly focuses on the formulation, process and outcomes of prostitution policy. While the debate on prostitution focuses on broad regulatory regimes, the central premise of this book is that the outcomes of prostitution policy are in fact determined by local policy making. The book provides a detailed analysis of the challenges and pitfalls of designing and implementing prostitution policy in Austria and the Netherlands, with a focus on the major cities in these countries. The analysis shows that prostitution policy is challenged by the stigma attached to ... More

Keywords: prostitution policy, policy implementation, regulation, moral politics, stigma, migration, regulatory drift, human rights, collaborative policy, labour exploitation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447324249
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447324249.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hendrik Wagenaar, author
University of Sheffield

Helga Amesberger, author
Institute of Conflict Research

Sietske Altink, author