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In this 'for and against' work, ethicists Lori Watson and Jessica Flanigan debate the criminalization of sex work. Watson argues for a sex equality approach to prostitution in which buyers are criminalized and sellers are decriminalized, known as the Nordic Model. Flanigan argues that sex work should be fully decriminalized because decriminalization ensures respect for sex workers' and clients' rights, and is more effective than alternative policies.
Putting these two views on sex work into conversation with one another, and opening up space for readers to weigh both approaches, the book provides a thorough, accessible exploration of the issues surrounding sex work, written with both sympathy and philosophical rigor.
Oxford University Press
equality, sex, law, prostitution, United States
Jepson School of Leadership Studies
Economics | Leadership Studies | Legal Studies
Watson, Lori and Jessica Flanagan. Debating Sex Work. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.