TNI Work areas
TNI's Agrarian Justice project brings together research and analysis on political struggles in rural areas around access, control and ownership of resources and land, as well as on international agrarian movements struggling against dispossession and working to construct alternatives.
Part of the Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives Programme, TNI’s Alternative Regionalisms project believes that socially just and environmentally sustainable alternatives to the current model of corporate-led globalisation will need to emerge at a regional level – in addition to the more usual civil society focus on local and national solutions.
Burma has been exposed to some of the longest running armed conflicts in the world. Ethnic nationality peoples have felt marginalised and discriminated against. TNI has developed a unique expertise on Burma's ethnic regions. TNI's work on drugs and conflict in Burma brings together its long-term work on international drugs policies, and its in-depth research on the regional drug market in Burma and neighbouring countries.
The Corporate Power project is part of the Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives Programme. TNI’s Corporate Power project seeks to develop analysis and proposals on how to dismantle corporate power. It plans to bring about a People's Treaty on the operations of TNCS that will include a call for an International body that can impose binding legal obligations on TNCs and end corporate impunity for ecological, economic and social crimes.
Democratising Europe is part of the Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives Programme. Over the last 10 years, TNI has exposed the flaws of the European Integration model and called for 'Another Europe' - rooted in economic, social and environmental justice.
TNI’s Drugs & Democracy programme has been analysing trends in the illegal drugs market and global drug policies. It has gained an international reputation as one of the leading drug policy research institutes and as a serious critical watchdog of UN drug control institutions.
The Environmental Justice Project is part of the Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives Programme. TNI's emerging work on the corporate expansion into air, water and nature as a whole builds on work dating back to the early 1990s on the privatisation of nature, more recent work on critiquing carbon trading, and current work on land and water grabbing. It also links closely to TNI’s new programme on corporate power and accountability.
TNI’s Peace and Security Programme brings together cutting-edge analyses of critical conflicts such as the war in Afghanistan and its regional implications and is pioneering research on the little-publicised spread of new security infrastructure in Europe and worldwide.
The Public Services and Democracy Project (formerly known as ‘New Politics’) is part of the Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives Programme and seeks to improve public services and strengthen democracy by empowering workers and citizens to take back control of our economic and political institutions.
Part of the Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives Programme, TNI’s Trade & Investment Justice project plays a critical role in challenging the European Union’s 'free' trade and investment policies. Together with partner organisations and networks in Africa, Asia and Latin America as well as Europe, TNI provides analysis, supports the development of campaigns and the strengthening of networks, and puts forward alternatives to corporate-driven EU trade and investment policies.
Water Justice project, run jointly by TNI and Corporate European Observatory is engaged in the work of building viable alternatives to water privatisation, focused on how to reform public water systems in order to make the human right to water a reality for everyone.