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Do the UN, EU and ASEAN approach Human Trafficking in the same manner?: A Discourse Analysis
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Human trafficking is one of today’s largest shadow economies and even though efforts of all kind have been accomplished throughout the years the number of trafficked persons continue to increase. The United Nations together with the European Union as well as the Association of South East Asian Nations cover three areas with different political and social cultures. All three have developed several documents on how to combat the phenomenon but do they understand and respond to the issue in a comprehensive manner? The intention of this study is to investigate whether the UN, EU and ASEAN approach trafficking in human beings in the same manner. By using the method critical discourse analysis, documents such as protocols and strategies from the three organizations have been object of the analysis. With six dimensions divided into two discourses; understanding and response to human trafficking – the analysis resulted in the understanding that the three organizations approach the issue similarly, but that EU and ASEAN put different aspects of the phenomenon in focus.

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Keyword [en]
Human Trafficking; UN; EU; ASEAN; discourse analysis; critical discourse analysis
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-32112OAI: diva2:694024
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
Peace and Development Programme, 180 credits
2014-01-23, 15:10 (Swedish)
Available from: 2014-02-10 Created: 2014-02-05 Last updated: 2014-02-10Bibliographically approved

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