Publications

Marginalized street food vendors promoting consumption of millets among the urban poor

Paper
Kirit Patel, David Guenther, Kyle Wiebe & Ruth-Anne Seburn
January 2013

While Indian Policy makers have claimed that the number of people leaving below the poverty line has been reduced, a spatial analysis of poverty data reveals that most of the gains achieved have been concentrated within rural areas while the urban poor continue to experience abject poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition.

Southeast Asia Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2012, Bangkok

Report
December 2012

The 4th GIZ/TNI Southeast Asia Informal Drug Policy Dialogue titled ‘The Future of Alternative Development in Southeast Asia’ took place on 18 and 19 December 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Competing political tendencies in global governance of land grabbing

Paper
Chunyu Wang
December 2012

Three political tendencies have emerged in response to land grabbing that are shaping the global debate and the potential future trajectory of land governance.

The future of Public Enterprises in Latin America and the World

Report
December 2012

An international seminar in Montevideo, co-organised by TNI and the Uruguayan government, shared the latest learning and innovation by state-owned enterprises across Latin America and affirmed their importance as instruments for economic and social development.

Accounting for carbon, depoliticising plunder

Les Levidow
November 2012

The EU aspires to global leadership in developing ‘sustainable biofuels’, arguing they can substitute for fossil fuels, but the result has been dispossession of rural communities throughout the South.

The Northern Triangle’s drugs-violence nexus

Briefing
Liza ten Velde
November 2012

The countries of the Northern Triangle are experiencing much higher rates of violence and increasing Drug Trafficking Organization (DTOs) activity than Mexico which has occupied the limelight when it comes to media attention. To what extent is the drugs trade responsible for this violence?

Profiting from injustice

Report
Pia Eberhardt
November 2012

A small club of international law firms, arbitrators and financial speculators are fuelling an investment arbitration boom that is costing taxpayers billions of dollars and preventing legislation in the public interest.

Something rotten in the ANC state

Paper
November 2012

The palaces of President Zuma and the massacre of miners at Marikana symbolise how the gulf between rich and poor has grown in the 18 years since the African National Congress came to power in South Africa. Hilary Wainwright reports on how formerly loyal ANC activists are turning against their government

Ending 50 years of military rule

Report
November 2012

Burma has been under military rule since 1962. However, in 2011 a new political system was introduced and a new military-backed government inaugurated that has reached out to the democratic opposition and armed ethnic opposition groups seeking more autonomy. Both of these groups reject the new constitution, which seeks to entrench the army’s power.

Transformative Power: Political organisation in transition

Paper
November 2012

Does the experience of Greek left party Syriza provide lessons on how to structure parties and state in order in challenge neoliberal austerity and provide lasting social transformation?

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