Human trafficking in the Mekong Region & Changing discourses of migration governance
Dr. Molland has followed the emergence and change in how anti-trafficking and related migration-policy discourses have unfolded in the Mekong region since the early 2000s. His book The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong (University of Hawaii Press)
examines how trafficking and anti-trafficking worlds interrelated along the Lao-Thai border. In recent years, anti-trafficking discourses have expanded and merged with other kin-terms, such as “modern slavery”, “supply chain governance”, “migration management” and “safe migration”. An important analytical concern in this ongoing research is to go beyond merely critiquing these discourse to interrogate why to come into being and how they are mobilised.