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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Authors: Bucken-Knapp, Gregg
Karlsson, Schaffer Johan
Contact Email: gregg.bucken-knapp@stir.ac.uk
Title: Largely the Same Policy, But Largely Different Ideas: The Ideational Underpinnings of the Norwegian and Swedish Bans on the Purchase of Sexual Services
Citation: Bucken-Knapp G & Karlsson Schaffer J (2011) Largely the Same Policy, But Largely Different Ideas: The Ideational Underpinnings of the Norwegian and Swedish Bans on the Purchase of Sexual Services In: . 2nd European Conference on Politics and Gender, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
Issue Date: 13-Jan-2011
Conference Name: 2nd European Conference on Politics and Gender
Conference Location: Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Abstract: Norway and Sweden have both criminalized the purchase of sexual services. Some scholars attribute the sex purchase ban in Norway to the successful lobbying of feminist activists. Examining the prostitution policy reform processes in both countries, this article argues that Norway’s turn to criminalization responded to public outrage over the sudden arrival of Nigerian prostitutes in downtown Oslo, construing the problem of prostitution as cross-border trafficking. By contrast, the earlier sex purchase ban in Sweden resulted chiefly from policy entrepreneurs successfully deploying gender equality ideas, in conjunction with causal stories about the abuse suffered by female prostitutes.
Type: Conference Paper
Status: Author Version
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/3475
URL: http://www.ecprnet.eu/sg/ecpg/default.asp
Affiliation: Politics
University of Oslo

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