Regulating Sex in Peace Operations
Regulatory Theory: Foundations and Applications, edited by Peter Drahos; ISBN (print): 9781760461010
15 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2017
Date Written: February 1, 2017
This Chapter examines regulatory approaches to international law through a case study of sex trafficking by private military contractors employed by DynCorp in the UN Mission in post-conflict Bosnia. First, it considers responsive regulation, where regulatory responses are tailored to fit the context rather than being applied uniformly. It also considers networked regulation, which is subject to two weaknesses: a lack of victims to draw attention to abuses (although this can be remedied by whistle-blowers); and collusion, which led to cover up in Bosnia due to the range of actors involved. Next, it considers smart regulation, which allows for multiple instruments to achieve regulatory objectives and non-state actors as regulators. Finally, the Chapter considers some weaknesses of regulatory studies, most importantly, in the context of the case study, a lack of attention to issues of sex and gender.
Keywords: international law, responsive regulation, smart regulation, whistle-blowers, sex, gender, Bosnia
JEL Classification: K33
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