Publications

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.

Burma's New Government: Prospects for Governance and Peace in Ethnic States

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Report
May 2011

What are the prospects for Burma's quasi-civilian government effectively addressing the country's ethnic minority grievances and resolving the multiple, decades-long conflicts?

Expert Seminar on Proportionality of Sentencing for Drug Offences

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Briefing
May 2011

There has in recent years been a renewed interest in the principle of proportionality in sentencing policy for drug offences. There has been official analysis of the issue by the International Narcotics Control Board (‘INCB’) and several national initiatives that have emphasised a requirement for proportionality when sentencing in statute or penal code, asserted it through the courts, or, as with the UK Consultation on sentencing for drug offences, are continuing to explore the concept through policy processes.

Strengthening public water in Africa: South South North networked model of Public-public Partnerships

May 2011

Samir Bensaid is author of the new chapter addition to the collaborative book project "Reclaiming Public Water"- part of TNI's Water Justice programme - which brings experience and insight from Morocco and Mauritania.

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