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WARD, Eilis
2010
January
Irish Political Studies
Prostitution and the Irish State: From Prohibitionism to a Globalised Sex Trade
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prostitution sex trade Irish policy prohibitionism abolitionism
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This article argues that while the prostitution policies of the Irish state have changed over a long time from an unambiguous prohibitionism towards a partial abolitionism, overall policy is characterised by inconsistency and contradictions and legal changes have occurred outside of a comprehensive policy review. As Ireland is integrated into a globalised sex industry, with a consequent restructuring of the vice trade, prostitution itself may remain largely beyond the reach of the state, or, policy resistant.
DOI 10.1080/07907180903431988
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