Publications

'Legal highs'

Briefing
Adam Winstock & Chris Wilkins
October 2011

To date, the approaches to regulation have varied between nations, both with respect to the nature and specificity of the measures taken and their intended outcome. Such diversity appropriately reflects the marked differences in the existing drug use problems and public health approaches to addressing such issues between nations.

Land, conflict and the challenge of pro-poor peace-building

Paper
October 2011

There is a lot of contention over approaches to land reform policy, in terms of how to involve the state, the market and communities; but what matters most for a socio-economically and politically sustainable solution, is that the policy is genuinely 'pro-poor'.

USAID's Alternative Development policy in Colombia

Briefing
October 2011

Alternative Development as practised by USAID and the Colombia government was always guided more by security rather than development considerations. This report examines the key aspects of USAID's alternative development policy and its implementation in Colombia during the last decade. A critical analysis by Ricardo Vargas.

 

Annual Report 2010

Annual report
October 2011

TNI has continued to work with social movements, policy makers and practioners, advocating a response to the growing combined economic, environmental and social crises by focusing on exploring and practicing alternatives.

Globalising Hunger

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Thomas Fritz
October 2011

While the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) persists with its central focus of fostering competitiveness and exports of European agribusiness, it will continue to undermine small-scale farming and create greater food insecurity in the global South.

 

Cannabis Social Clubs en Espagne

Briefing
Martin Barriuso Alonso (FAC)
October 2011

Les Clubs Sociaux du Cannabis (CSC) sont des associations d’usagers qui s’organisent pour s’auto-approvisionner sans avoir recours au marché noir. Profitant de une zone grise juridique, il existe depuis plusieurs années, des clubs privés qui produisent du cannabis pour le distribuer, sans but lucratif et en circuit fermé, à des consommateurs adultes.

Austerity Forever

Briefing
Kenneth Haar, Corporate Europe Observatory
October 2011

The European Union’s new model of economic governance, including the Euro Pact, is a model of prolonged austerity.

Amphetamine Type Stimulants and Harm Reduction

Briefing
October 2011

Little is known about the methamphetamine market in East and Southeast Asia, but there are strong indications that the situation is deteriorating with substances becoming stronger, methods of use more harmful and the number of users steadily increasing. There is an urgent need for donors and governments to introduce effective harm reduction measures.

Expert Seminar on Herbal Stimulants and Legal Highs

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Report
October 2011

A grey area has emerged between what is legal and what is not as states struggle with how to respond to the many new synthetic compounds emerging onto the market.

Financial Governance Beyond the Crisis

Paper
Interview by Sofia T. Jarrin
October 2011

Dr. Pedro Paez talks about the creation of a new financial architecture in Latin America, based on principles of redistribution, environmental sustainability and social cohesion rather than market principles that dominated the old architecture.

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