• Rethinking regionalisms in times of crises

    The demand for people-centred regional alternatives has been at the core of people’s struggles in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe. This reader pulls together perspectives of social movement activists, describing the restrictive regional spaces within which they work and propose regional alternatives.
  • Tax the Rich

    The Human Development Report 2013 highlights the rise of the Global South as the main drivers of the world economy, but rapid economic growth does not always equate to improvements in human development as India's experience shows.
  • Africa: Future Trajectories for BRICS

    Despite much optimism, there are clear indications that BRICS lacks the capacity to function as a powerful and innovative new force in the realm of global politics and governance.
  • Crisis and alternatives

    In the long term we have to transcend capitalism as it cannot ensure a decent livelihood for all nor is it compatible with preserving necessary ecological balances. In the short-term we must start out with basic social democratic demands.
  • Video Documentary: Global Crises, Regional Solutions

    Activists from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe argue that regional integration is the only viable response to the convergence of economic, climate, food and energy crises.

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. Read more about this project

Articles

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From Exile to Radicalization in Venezuela

Edgardo Lander tells Paul Jay that in '98, when he saw the whole of the establishment getting together to defeat Chávez, he voted for him even though he had a lot of reasons not to like him.

Exorcising the Curse of Voodoo Economics

Reclaiming Development, a closely-argued critique of neoliberal economic policy, is debunking development orthodoxies at its best. Republished now, ten years after its first appearance, the book has lost none of its relevance for students and those trying to re-direct economic policies away from their financialized doom-loops.

Letter from parliamentarians on the disappearance of Sombath Somphone

We, the undersigned, are writing to express our deep dismay at the lack of political will to conduct a serious investigation into the disappearance of Mr. Sombath Somphone. 

Publications

Susan George Classics

The Transnational Institute brings together Susan George’s oeuvre in this beautiful handmade boxed set of her six classic books.

Doing away with ‘labour’

Conventionally, the concept of ‘labour’ is understood as referring to waged labour – the capacity to labour as exercised through a market. It was precisely this narrow understanding of labour that the discussions in this stream challenged from several angles.

Occupy the left or ignore it?

Christophe Aguiton and Nicolas Haeringer
Why the traditional Left needs to understand, be willing to be challenged, and fully embrace the Occupy and Indignado movements.

Events

April 2014

BRICS: Salvation or Ruination of South Africa?

Round table discussion with Dr William Gumede, author of South Africa in BRICS: Salvation or ruination? (Tafelberg Short/Tafelberg Kort, 2013) on Wednesday 30 April from 15:00 - 17:00 at the Transnational Institute, De Wittenstraat 25, 1052AK Amsterdam.
April 2014

Het Europese Lijsttrekkersdebat

In de aanloop naar de Europese verkiezingen van 22 mei organiseert de Fair, Green & Global Alliantie een debat waarin verschillende Europese lijsttrekkers worden uitgedaagd deze vragen te beantwoorden.
March 2013

World Social Forum 2013

Defending and Celebrating People’s ‘Dignity’

News

MEPs called on to support trade and investment rules that work for people and the planet

2 April 2014
The Alternative Trade Mandate pledge campaign was launched on 2 April in Brussels, calling on European Parliament election candidates to make EU trade and investment policy serve people and the planet, not just the profit of a few large corporations.

G20 Summit and Counter Summit in Saint-Petersburg

27 August 2013
On the 3-4th of September in St. Petersburg a counter-summit, a large-scale international event that aims to be an alternative to the September G20 Summit and to develop new principles of economic and social policy that are not based on the "Washington Consensus" will be held.

Grounding of Bolivian presidential jet shames EU

10 July 2013
The grounding of a Bolivian presidential jet in an attempt to 'render' whistleblower Edward Snowden has shamed the European Union, say three European organisations.