Publications

Estimulantes de tipo anfetamínico y reducción de daños

Briefing
October 2011

Poco se sabe sobre el mercado de la metanfetamina en Asia oriental y sudoriental, pero hay fuertes indicios de que la situación se está deteriorando con sustancias cada vez más fuertes, métodos de consumo más perjudiciales y el creciente número de usuarios. Urge que donantes y Gobiernos adopten medidas eficaces para la reducción de daños.

Supranational governance: a challenge to building resilient states and peace

Paper
September 2011

In troubled areas, the vital work of building peace and resilient states continues to be undone by weak and distorted governance at the supranational level. 

African political unity must be more selective: A blueprint for change

Paper
September 2011

There cannot be any clearer illustration of the impotence of Africa’s continental and regional institutions to find local solutions to the continent’s problems, than their numbing inaction in the face of the wave of popular rebellions against dictators in North Africa sweeping across the continent.

 

How to determine personal use in drug legislation

Briefing
Grazia Zuffa
August 2011

Distinguishing between drug possession for personal use and supply and trafficking is widely acknowledged as one of the most difficult and controversial issues facing drug legislators and policy makers.

Global Inequalities, Alternative Regionalism and the Future of Socialism

Paper
August 2011

This paper examines global inequalities and the future of capitalism and socialism through an investigation of the oligarchic wealth on which the current global order is based and also looks at growing challenges to these social foundations of the present global system.

Strengthening public water in Africa

Paper
Samir Bensaid
August 2011

While both North–South partnerships and SouthSouth Partnerships have strengths and limitations, linking these in networked models is an effective way to mobilise expertise and funding and achieve success.

Alternative Development from the perspective of Colombian farmers

Briefing
Susana Ojeda
July 2011

There is considerable debate on whether Alternative Development is successful from the point of view of experts and politicians, but what do Colombian farmers targeted by these programmes think and what are the implications for their daily lives?

The Agrarian Roots of Violent Conflict

Paper
Sietze Vellema, Fransisco Lara
June 2011

Conflict in Southern Philippines is caused as much by agrarian economics and politics as ethnic and religious differences.

The Politics of Agrofuels and Mega-land and Water deals

Sofía Monsalve Suárez
June 2011

The Procana Bioethanol project in Mozambique is a clear example of how agrofuel investments contribute rather than mitigate climate change, and are often accompanied by dispossession and impoverishment caused by landgrabbing.

Conflict or Peace? Ethnic Unrest Intensifies in Burma

Briefing
June 2011

The breakdown in the ceasefire of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) with the central government represents a major failure in national politics and threatens to escalate to serious humanitarian crisis if not immediately addressed.

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