Publications

State of Corporate Power 2012

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Report
January 2012

Who are the global 1%? What companies do they run? How do they escape accountability? Check out TNI's powerful infographic displays that expose the social and environmental costs of global corporate power.

Chewing over Khat prohibition

Briefing
Axel Klein
January 2012

Khat has been consumed for thousands of years in the highlands of Eastern Africa and Southern Arabia.Strict bans on khat introduced in Europe ostensibly for the protection of immigrant communities have had severe unintended negative consequences.

The Politics of Climate change and the Global crisis

January 2012

In his book Bidwai addresses the impacts of climate change and the politics of the international climate negotiations; and second, lndia as an example of an 'emerging economy' major polluter, which can potentially both aid or obstruct the fight against climate change.

Globalising Hunger

Paper
Thomas Fritz
December 2011

An analysis of how the EU Common Agricultural Policy and its external trade policy increases import dependency and undermines food security in developing countries, contributing to the escalating food crisis.

Global Land Grabbing and Trajectories of Agrarian Change: A Preliminary Analysis

Paper
December 2011

The politics of change in land use and in property relations linked to cases of land grabbing are not well understood, and yet are crucial to a deeper understanding of the phenomenon.

Land grabbing in Latin America and the Caribbean in broader international perspectives

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Report
Cristobal Kay, Max Spoor
December 2011

A critical re-assessment of a UN FAO study on land grabbing finds that a too-narrow definition has obscured evidence of land grabbing on a wider geographical scale than previously thought; this research includes new evidence of cases in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Green Economy: the Wolf in Sheep’s clothing

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Briefing
December 2011

The fundamental flaw at the heart of UNEP's report "Towards a Green Economy" is its failure to analyse the extraordinarily unequal power relations that exist in today’s world, and the interests at play in the operation of this global economic system.

Social and environmental impacts of sugarcane production in Brazil

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Carlos Vinicius Xavier, Fábio T. Pitta and Maria Luisa Mendonça
November 2011

In this publication, data and recent analyses will be presented on the expansion of sugar cane monoculture for ethanol production in Brazil, and in particular on the monopolisation in the sector due to mergers and the takeover of production plants by foreign companies

Civil Society Gaining Ground

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Report
November 2011

Local organisations have adopted different strategies towards the authoritarian government in Burma. Focussing on the dynamics of civil society Tom Kramer looks into the possibilities and risks of growing international interest in engagement with these groups.

Legalised Profiteering?

Briefing
November 2011

The secretive and lucrative world of international investment arbitration has enriched a small coterie of multi-billion dollar international firms, which actively promote and even help finance litigations against states and have fought fiercely to prevent changes to an unjust international investment regime.

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