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International approaches to prostitution: Law and policy in Europe and Asia

Geetanjali Gangoli and Nicole Westmarland


What is to be done about prostitution? Is it work or is it violence? Are women involved in prostitution offenders or victims? Is prostitution a private or a political issue? The answers to these questions vary depending on many factors, including where in the world you live. This book provides a valuable, detailed international comparison of the laws, policies, and interventions in eight countries across Europe (England and Wales, France, Sweden, and Moldova) and Asia (India, Pakistan, Thailand, and Taiwan). The countries were chosen because of their contrasting social-policy and legislative f ... More

Keywords: prostitution, Europe, Asia, social policy, legislation, law, interventions, criminology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781861346728
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346728.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geetanjali Gangoli, editor

Nicole Westmarland, editor