Fighting Human Trafficking or Instituting Authoritarian Control?

Marina Zaloznaya*, John Hagan

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

5 Scopus citations


This chapter considers the uses of the anti-trafficking agenda of the authoritarian government of Belarus. It identifies the ways the Belarus government uses anti-trafficking as a basis for other self-sufficient and nationalist agendas, and by making travel abroad by students and young people more difficult. It notes that the trafficking indicators of the State Department ignore other forms of human rights repression or the excesses of policing systems in Belarus. This chapter also emphasizes the relevant theme of the importance of global indicators in authoritarian contexts, an area that also lacks research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGovernance by Indicators
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Power through Quantification and Rankings
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199949915
ISBN (Print)9780199658244
StatePublished - Sep 20 2012


  • Agendas
  • Anti-trafficking agenda
  • Authoritarian contexts
  • Authoritarian government
  • Belarus
  • Human rights repression
  • Policing systems
  • Trafficking indicators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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