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Exploring Emerging Advocacy Networks Among NGOS Fighting Female Sex Trade Human Trafficking In Japan

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Exploring Emerging Advocacy Networks Among NGOS Fighting Female Sex Trade Human Trafficking In Japan

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dc.contributor.author Corbett, Chie Noyori en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-25T19:09:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-25T19:09:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-25
dc.date.submitted January 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-11634 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/11072
dc.description.abstract This study is an exploratory qualitative research investigating current advocacy networks among NGOs trying to alleviate female sex trade human trafficking (FSTHT) in Japan. The principal objective is to identify the structure, context and process of how advocacy networks are emerging. This study grounds its philosophical belief in constructivism; and constructivist grounded theory inquiry was employed as a research strategy. Data collection was conducted through 9 open-ended telephone or face-to-face interviews, 7 demographic questionnaires through e-mail, direct observation at a conference, and other documentation. The constructivist grounded theory analytical approach guided the analysis stage by observing how participants construct meanings and actions in precise situations of advocacy networks. Line-by-line open coding, focus coding, axial coding, and selective coding were conducted as part of the progression towards a theoretical integration. Findings indicated that emergence, progress, and operation of advocacy networks fighting FSTHT in Japan are influenced by several macro and micro factors; and these factors are simultaneously influencing the complexity of the FSTHT phenomenon itself. Nine factors emerged as a result of initial coding. The complicated explanatory linkage among these factors emerged through the analysis of context and process and theoretical integration in the history of advocacy networks among NGOs in Japan. Research focused on transnational advocacy networks combating FSTHT needs to be investigated differently depending upon which countries are involved. Also, depending upon the position of a country in relation to victims, the advocacy operates differently. Thus, the resulting product in each area will form a substantive theory. The current study's findings robustly suggest the need for accumulation of these substantive theories in different areas and different countries in order to pursue a more formal theory. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Moon, Sung Seek en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Social Work en_US
dc.title Exploring Emerging Advocacy Networks Among NGOS Fighting Female Sex Trade Human Trafficking In Japan en_US
dc.type Ph.D. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Moon, Sung Seek en_US
dc.degree.department Social Work en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level doctoral en_US
dc.degree.name Ph.D. en_US

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