Anti-Trafficking Policy Formulation in Georgia Policy Network Analysis

Trafficking in humans happens in many regions of the world. On a yearly basis a large number of men, women and children world wide are enslaved by organized crime in the business called “human trafficking”. Particularly trafficking of women for the intention of sexual exploitation has developed into a significant security problem worldwide……

“Trafficking” isn’t a thing or an event. It’s not possible to point a finger at it or take a photograph of it. “Trafficking” is a convenient, easy and useful label associated not to just one trend but to an intricate series of states and events which separately may or may not be damaging or wrong.”Increasing consideration continues to be directed at the problem of trafficking in humans globally as it would be a major abuse of human dignity and rights. Thousands of females and kids are now commodities sold on a global market to be exploited in prostitution, pornography and forced labour. No nation is immune because trafficking is an issue which surpasses nationwide borders. This dissertation is targeted on the example of one country, namely Georgia, and its position to combat trafficking in human beings. The report employs a qualitative investigation strategy and a case study research design. As a developing country, Georgia significantly relies upon the assistance of different stakeholders from the international community and local civil society. Therefore, the dissertation examines a network of cooperation for the creation of anti-trafficking strategy with the assistance of foreign governments, international organizations and local non-governmental organizations. The conclusions drawn from the conducted study can be described as follows: anti-trafficking policy is a particular policy area where issue experts having knowledge about various facets of this phenomenon count as much as establishments possessing political, economic and organizational power. Therefore, anti-trafficking policy formulation and development in Georgia may serve as a good example of an issue network…..


Chapter I: Introduction
1.1. Trafficking in Persons – Problem Definition
1.2. Aim of the Study and the Research Questions
1.3. Definition of Human Trafficking
1. 4. Relevant Empirical and Theoretical Literature
1.4.1. Empirical Literature
1.4.2. Theoretical Literature
1. 5. Delimitations and Structure of the Thesis
Chapter II: Methodology, Research Design and Methods
2.1. Methodology
2.2. The Critique of the Qualitative Research
2.3. Research Design
2.4. Method
Chapter III: Theoretical Framework
3.1. Social Networks and Political Science
3.2. Dimensions of Policy Networks
3.3. Typologies of Policy Networks
3.3.1. The Rhodes Typology
3.3.2. The Wilks & Wright Typology
3.3.3. The Marsh & Rhodes Typology
Chapter IV: Regional Picture and Country Profile
4.1. Trafficking in Human Beings in Eastern Europe & Central Asia (EECA)
4.2. Where Does Georgia Stand?
Chapter 5. Assessment of the Roles of Actors in Anti-Trafficking Policy Formulation & Development in Georgia
5.1. Foreign Government – The United States
5.2. International Organizations
5.2.1. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
5.2.2. International Organization for Migration (IOM)
5.2.3. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
5.3. Local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
5.3.1. Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA)
5.3.2. People’s Harmonious Development Society (PHDS)
5.4. Government of Georgia – Anti-Trafficking Policy Development
5.4.1. Trafficking-Related Legal Initiatives Undertaken Since 1997
5.4.2. Other Relevant Legislative Developments
5.4.3. Towards a Unified Trafficking Legislation
5.4.4. Counter-Trafficking Action Plan
5.4.5. Activities by Ministry of Culture to Control Cultural Groups Traveling Abroad
5.4.6. The New Law on Combating Trafficking
5.4.7. The National Plan of Action for Combating Trafficking in Persons (2005-2006)
5.4.8. Towards 3 Ps: Prosecution, Protection, Prevention
Chapter VI: Analysis
6.1. Prologue to the Analysis
6.2. Four Approaches to Anti-Trafficking Policy……….

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