The Action is organised around three Workgroups that constitute its three scientific foci.
Workgroup 1: Prostitution Policies and Politics
The objective of this work group is to analyse the policies and politics of prostitution, by looking in particular at: the state of research on national prostitution regimes and public administration; the intended and unintended effects of prostitution policies; urban restructuring and its impacts on local prostitution regulation; migration and changing laws regarding trafficking; and the action of different regulatory actors.
The leaders of Workgroup 1 are:
Workgroup 2: Economic Dimensions
The objective of this work group is to analyse the economic dimension of prostitution by: looking in particular at the change of market segments across space and time; comparing prostitution with other informal economies; addressing the question of demand in prostitution; and relating the changes in the sex industry to wider economic restructuring.
The leaders of Workgroup 2 are:
Workgroup 3: Sex, Money & Society
The objective of this work group is to analyse the symbolic and cultural dimension of prostitution, by looking at: the subjectivities of prostitution-participants and non-participants; the differences in discursive framing around prostitution, sex and money across time and space; as well as the delineations that society draws between intimacy and economy.
The leaders of Workgroup 3 are: