Publications

Prohibition, a backwards step

Briefing
Diana Esther Guzmán, Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes
January 2010

In December 2009, the Congress in Colombia passed a reform to the 1991 Constitution, which considered the possession and consumption of certain quantities of drugs for personal use legal, to enact constitutional prohibition. This briefing shows the changes that this constitutional amendment entails and evaluates the principle potential consequences.

Civil Society in European-Chinese Relations

January 2010

In the context of the current state of European-Chinese relations and the limited influence of European NGOs on EU policies, this book discusses the challenges and dilemmas of co-operation between European and Chinese civil society organisations.

Contemporary discourses and contestations around pro-poor land policies and land governance

Paper
January 2010

The concern for ‘pro-poor’ land policy has coincided with the mainstream promotion of efficient administration of land policies, leading to the concept of ‘land governance’. This paper aims at better understanding of contemporary policy discourses and political contestations around land and land governance.

The security approach to the drugs problem

Briefing
December 2009

The drugs problem in Colombia is intertwined with structural factors at the social, economic, institutional and cultural levels. Moreover, its relationship to the armed conflict has had serious consequences for the socio-economic conditions of peasant and indigenous communities affected by the production of raw materials used to produce cocaine.

Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2009, Amsterdam

Report
December 2009

The seventh meeting of the Informal Drug Policy Dialogue (IDPD) series, a joint initiative of the Andreas Papandreou Foundation and the Transnational Institute, took place from 10-12 December in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Upsetting the Offset

December 2009

The book contributes to a growing field of critics of carbon markets by highlighting several up-to-date examples of where the system has failed and often led to negative social, economic and environmental impacts in deprived countries.

Das Friedensgutachten 2009

Christiane Fröhlich, Margerte Johannsen, Bruno Schoch, Adreas Heinemann-Grüder
December 2009

Das Friedensgutachten ist das gemeinsame Jahrbuch der fünf Institute für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung  in  der  Bundesrepublik. Das Friedensgutachten 2009 stellt Möglichkeiten, Wege und Grenzen, Kriege und Gewaltkonflikte zu beenden,  in  seinen  Mittelpunkt.

Expert Seminar on the Classification of Controlled Substances

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December 2009

The classification of drugs has a profound impact on the lives and well-being of individuals across the world and where the classification is incorrect, people suffer unnecessarily. This is an issue that deserves greater public awareness and greater engagement with citizenry and that where such public awareness is in place it should be galvanised in order to work towards a new democratic answer to this difficult situation.

Climate Chronicle

December 2009

The Climate justice newspaper is produced every two days during the Copenhagen climate talks, reporting and decoding what is going on both inside and outside the climate negotiations. Find out what is really going on behind the media headlines.

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.

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