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Lessons from Arizona Market: Human Trafficking, Democratization and the Neoliberal Reconstruction Agenda by Dina Haynes

In Bosnia and Herzegovina,1 there is a vast and sprawling marketplace that sprang up just as the peace accords were going into effect, bringing to some conclusion three-and-a-half years of bloody ethnic fighting. The place is called Arizona Market, and it was created, fostered, and supported by the international community (IC)2—hyped as a shining example of capitalism and evidence of the positive impact of the particular type of political and economic engineering that takes place with internationally assisted postwar reconstruction. But even while Arizona Market was supported by the IC, it was also a place where men from the region would bring women to be bought and sold like chattel alongside drugs, weapons, bootleg media, and knockoff athletic gear.

Harm to Women in Neoliberalized Postconflict Reconstruction Process 

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