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Regulating sex for sale: Prostitution policy reform in the UK

Jo Phoenix


Recent years have seen a ‘quiet revolution’ in the way that the sex industry is regulated and governed. The consensus around what the problems of prostitution are has broken down and in its place a plethora of contradictory themes has emerged. This book examines the total package of reforms and proposals that have been introduced in this area since May 2000. It provides a detailed analysis and critical reflection on the processes, assumptions, and contradictions shaping the UK's emerging prostitution policy. What are the unintended consequences of recent policies and how do they impact on the ... More

Keywords: sex industry, prostitution, prostitution policy, indoor sex workers, sex workers, drug misuse, community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847421067
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847421067.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jo Phoenix, editor