Publications

Day of Dialogue on Knowledge for Food Sovereignty

Report
April 2014

On January 24 more than 300 academics and activists from around the world came together at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague for the Colloquium Food Sovereignty: A Critical Dialogue. The meeting was a follow up to the conference of the same name held at Yale University in September of 2013.

Policy Shift

Report
April 2014

'Policy Shift' answers the call for a paradigm shift in favour of investment in agricultural alternatives by identifying a set of ten key policy changes that are required to support and promote positive alternative investments. The approach adopted is both a normative one informed by prevailing human rights norms and an empirical one informed by practical, on-the-ground examples of positive agricultural investments.

The State of Land in Europe

April 2014

While the overall amount of agricultural land in Europe is shrinking, it is also becoming increasingly concentrated in a few large landholdings and in the hands of relatively few big private business entities.

Reorienting Development: State-owned Enterprises in Latin America and the World

Book
Sebastian Torres
April 2014

Reorienting Development analyses what the nature, advantages, limitations and challenges of public companies are. It also offers new theoretical and conceptual insights on the nature and roles of the state and the controversial meanings of development.

The Transnational Institute at Voedsel Anders

Report
March 2014

TNI was there, when Wageningen University witnessed the dynamism of the modern food movement, at a two day conference that shared views on farming, research, advocacy and activism, and a commitment to transforming our food and agriculture systems

The Tragedy of The Private, The Potential of The Public

Report
March 2014

From South Africa to Brazil, from Italy to the US, in Uruguay, Greece, Norway, the UK and in many other countries, municipal councils are taking services back under public control. Public Service workers and their fellow community members are not only defending public services but are also struggling to make them democratic and responsive to the people's needs and desires.

Susan George Classics

Book
March 2014

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

On the Issue of Nuclear Terrorism

Paper
March 2014

It is time for a closer look at the self-serving claim by nuclear weapons states that one of the greatest dangers is that of nuclear weapons being built or falling into the hands of ‘terrorist groups’.

Cocaine: towards a self-regulation model

Briefing
Grazia Zuffa
March 2014

By taking cues from users’ self-regulation strategies, it is possible to design innovative operational models for drug services as well as drug policies, strengthening Harm Reduction as an alternative approach to the disease model.

The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition

Report
Dave Bewley-Taylor
March 2014

Cannabis was condemned by the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs as a psychoactive drug with “particularly dangerous properties” and hardly any therapeutic value. Ever since, an increasing number of countries have shown discomfort with the treaty regime’s strictures through soft defections, stretching its legal flexibility to sometimes questionable limits.

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