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Modern slavery: The neoliberal UK model

Wilkinson, Mick


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Dr Mick Wilkinson
Lecturer in Modern Slavery, Criminology & Social Justice


Despite having ratified a range of international conventions prohibiting forced labour and modern slavery, and committing to protect their victims, successive UK governments have failed to adequately meet their responsibilities in these regards. That is in part because a cross-party political obsession with market ‘flexibility’ has created the conditions in which such abuses flourish and in part because the machinery of labour standards enforcement has been allowed to wither on the vine.


Wilkinson, M. (2018). Modern slavery: The neoliberal UK model. The Socialist Correspondent, 31(18), 15-17

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 1, 2018
Online Publication Date May 1, 2018
Publication Date Jun 6, 2018
Deposit Date Jul 11, 2019
Journal The Socialist Correspondent
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 18
Pages 15-17
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