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Long Walk to Nowhere: Human Trafficking in Post-Mandela South Africa (Hardback)
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Long Walk to Nowhere: Human Trafficking in Post-Mandela South Africa (Hardback)

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Hardback 286 Pages / Published: 30/04/2016
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The end of apartheid has triggered massive illegal immigration into South Africa from all parts of Africa and beyond. Along with urbanization and internal migration, the end of apartheid has encouraged human smuggling and the trafficking of men, women, and children into the commercial sex market and various sectors of the economy from mining to agriculture and the service industries. Long Walk to Nowhere analyses the impact of these developments on Nelson Mandela's vision for a democratic South Africa.

Frankel explores human rights, the political culture, public health, the criminal justice system, and institutional development as South Africa moves into its third decade after liberation. Using migration and human trafficking as barometers for democratic success, Frankel establishes that South Africa has become more unstable under two post-Mandela presidencies.

The book covers the three major modes of human trafficking-commercial sex trafficking, child trafficking, and labour trafficking. It also looks at the dynamics of trafficking with a perpetrator-focus, the complex issues of dominance, and the policy responses in light of South Africa's first comprehensive counter-trafficking legislation designed for implementation in late 2015. Long Walk to Nowhere blends South African experiences with contemporary mass political movements which challenge human rights and good governance on a world-wide basis.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781412862837
Number of pages: 286
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A comprehensive, well researched book like this has been absent in South African research, especially in the context of the dearth of human trafficking research. Philip Frankel is able to achieve two notable tasks. First, he nimbly weaves the complex story of human trafficking as it shows itself in the South African context. Second, he deftly exposes the dark underbelly of this hidden phenomenon, without sensationalizing the crime or its victims' stories. I appreciate that he utilized a human rights approach, thereby avoiding the moral panic card. As a human trafficking researcher, I also applaud his willingness to provide a balanced view of current legislation and existing research."

--Amanda van der Westhuizen, University of Pretoria


"A comprehensive, well researched book like this has been absent in South African research, especially in the context of the dearth of human trafficking research. Philip Frankel is able to achieve two notable tasks. First, he nimbly weaves the complex story of human trafficking as it shows itself in the South African context. Second, he deftly exposes the dark underbelly of this hidden phenomenon, without sensationalizing the crime or its victims' stories. I appreciate that he utilized a human rights approach, thereby avoiding the moral panic card. As a human trafficking researcher, I also applaud his willingness to provide a balanced view of current legislation and existing research."

--Amanda van der Westhuizen, University of Pretoria


-A comprehensive, well researched book like this has been absent in South African research, especially in the context of the dearth of human trafficking research. Philip Frankel is able to achieve two notable tasks. First, he nimbly weaves the complex story of human trafficking as it shows itself in the South African context. Second, he deftly exposes the dark underbelly of this hidden phenomenon, without sensationalizing the crime or its victims' stories. I appreciate that he utilized a human rights approach, thereby avoiding the moral panic card. As a human trafficking researcher, I also applaud his willingness to provide a balanced view of current legislation and existing research.-

--Amanda van der Westhuizen, University of Pretoria

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