Desire Industries: Sex Trafficking, UN Peacekeeping, and the Neo-Liberal World Order


Agathangelou, Anna M., and L. H. M. Ling. 2003. "Desire Industries: Sex Trafficking, UN Peacekeeping, and the Neo-Liberal World Order." The Brown Journal of World Affairs 10 (1): 133-48.

Authors: Anna M. Agathangelou, L.H.M. Ling

Keywords: sex trafficking, United Nations, peacekeeping, prostitution, identity formations, institutional learning


Aganthangelou and Ling address the connection between peacekeeping, prostitution, and sex trafficking. They raise questions of how the processes of local-regional-global interactions, identity-formations, and institutional learning interrelate in terms of sex trafficking overseas and the role played by peacekeepers in maintaining such desire industries.

Topics: Gender, Peacekeeping, Trafficking, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking

Year: 2003

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