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From Conflict to Modern Slavery: The Drivers and the Deterrents

Heys, Alicia



From Conflict to Modern Slavery considers the lives of people after they have fled conflict and arrived in the UK. The book draws on insights from interviews with those who have experienced the UK immigration system, and observations are made about how the country's government and its restrictive and hostile immigration policies can increase the risk of modern slavery in the UK. With a broad definition of conflict as an organising concept, and which encourages understandings that go beyond war, this work contextualises these stories to understand why some people appear to be more at risk than others when escaping conflict situations. The work considers the ways in which conflict can facilitate modern slavery and how conflict limits people's agency and the legitimate options available to them. It is this restriction of agency in the face of inherently risky options, coupled with a disruption in support networks, that puts them at most risk of modern slavery.


Heys, A. (2023). From Conflict to Modern Slavery: The Drivers and the Deterrents. Oxford University Press

Book Type Monograph
Online Publication Date May 26, 2023
Publication Date May 26, 2023
Deposit Date May 30, 2023
Publicly Available Date May 27, 2025
Publisher Oxford University Press
Series Title Clarendon Studies in Criminology
ISBN 9780192846549
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