ALLWOOD, G., 2004. Prostitution debates in France. Contemporary Politics, 10 (2), pp. 145-157. ISSN 1356-9775Full text not available from this repository.
Prostitution has been high on the French political agenda since the late 1990s, but the way in which it has been framed as a policy issue has undergone a radical change since the elections of 2002. This article compares competing definitions of prostitution as a political issue under the Jospin (1997-2002) and Raffarin (2002-) governments. It examines the abolitionist lobby, which dominated the debates under Jospin, joining forces with women's policy agencies to place prostitution on the policy agenda as a form of violence towards women. It discusses the changes in prostitution policy since 2002, focusing on the criminalization of soliciting and the construction of prostitutes as part-victim, part-criminal. It argues that the reframing of prostitution as a law and order issue has harsh consequences for the women in prostitution, but particularly for migrant women, who can be deported for the new offence of passive soliciting.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Publication Title:||Contemporary Politics|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis (Routledge)|
|Divisions:||Schools > School of Arts and Humanities|
|Depositing User:||EPrints Services|
|Date Added:||09 Oct 2015 10:38|
|Last Modified:||23 Aug 2016 09:11|
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