Publications

Redefining Targets

Briefing
December 2009

Afghanistan remains the world’s largest producer of opium and has an under-reported but growing heroin-use problem. Current drug control policies in Afghanistan are unrealistic, reflecting a need for immediate signs of hope rather than a serious analysis of the underlying causes and an effort to achieve long-term solutions.

The World at the Climate Crossroads

Paper
December 2009

It is depressingly clear that Copenhagen will at best produce a ‘political’ agreement—just as the Bali conference did two years ago—but not a global climate compact with time-bound, quantifiable, legally binding and enforceable goals or measures.

Contours of Climate Justice

Ulrich Brand, Nicola Bullard, Tadzio Mueller
November 2009

This publication aims to contribute to a more sophisticated understanding of the emerging climate justice movement and to create resonances between different perspectives and spheres of engagement. The activities around the COP 15 in Copenhagen are a starting point in the creation of such a broad movement

Carbon Trading - How it works and why it fails

Oscar Reyes
November 2009

This accessible, well-researched book provides a devastating critique of both the theory and practice of carbon trading, which lie at the heart of global climate policy.

European Union and Transnational Corporations

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Jesús Carrión, Erika Gonzalez, Pedro Ramiro, Juan Hernández Zubizarreta, Tom Kucharz, Francesco Martone
November 2009

Extensive documentation of the operations of the European transnational corporations in Latin America and the Caribbean and their systematic abuses of human rights is brought to the attention of European policy makers in the European Parliament Hearing held in Brussels on November 18, 2009.

Legislative Innovation in Drug Policy

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Briefing
November 2009

This briefing summarizes good practices in legislative reforms around the world, representing steps away from a repressive zero-tolerance model towards a more evidence-based and humane drug policy.

Australian Overseas Development Assistance and the Rural Poor

Dianto Bachriadi
November 2009

Australian overseas development assistance is not simply driven by a desire to assist poorer countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The fundamental premise of Australian aid is, first and foremost, its own national interest.

Ending the US War in Afghanistan

David Wildman
November 2009

In this compact, concise, jargon-free primer, the authors examine the U.S. war in Afghanistan and why it must be brought to an end.

Responsibility to Protect

Henning Melber
November 2009

Reponsibility to Protect -  a responsibility of all States to protect their own populations, but ultimately a responsibility of the whole human race, to protect our fellow human beings from extreme abuse wherever and whenever it occurs, might provide a tool – if used carefully and responsibly – that could reduce (if not eliminate) more human disasters.

The World Crisis - and beyond

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October 2009

The multiple crises of the capitalist world economy give the left the unique opportunity to discuss and promote ideas of transformative steps and social alternatives. Which conditions for a post-capitalist world do already exist and what are our responses to this development?

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