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  1. Uruguay’s historic cannabis regulation explained

    10 December 2013

    Uruguay has become the first state to regulate cannabis use instead of criminalising users. This infographic explains why they took this pioneering step and how the regulations will work.

  2. Economic Crisis and the Christian Conscience

    • Susan George
    15 January 2013

    To which aspects of this crisis should Germans and especially German Christians be most attentive? What would be the right policies to escape from the debt crisis which has been allowed to fester and is now five years old?

  3. Secrets, Lies, & Propaganda

    • Tom Reifer
    03 January 2013

    After the US embrace of torture after 9/11 it was only a matter of time before Hollywood decided to make a tribute to America’s liberal culture of torture for the big screen; Zero Dark Thirty

  4. A ‘Veritable Revolution’

    • Moritz Tenthoff, Ross Eventon
    01 February 2013
    Policy briefing

    This report looks into the new land restitution law, which Santos portrays as integral to Colombia’s ‘veritable revolution’, against the backdrop of agrarian policy in Colombia historically.

  5. Addicted to punishment

    • Jorge Parra Norato, Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes, Diana Esther Guzmán
    21 January 2013

    This report reveals the average maximum sentence for a drug offense rose from 34 years in prison in 1950 to 141 years today and in three countries surveyed, drug trafficking was subject to longer maximum and minimum penalties than murder.

  6. Bogotá’s medical care centres for drug addicts

    • Julián Quintero
    02 January 2013
    Policy briefing

    The opening in September 2012 of the first centre for drug addicts in Bogota is a welcome first step towards more humane and effective drug policies in Colombia’s capital city, but to be effective needs to be integrated into proper overall drugs strategy.

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    Exploring the Dialectic of Labor Rights and Food Sovereignty

    • Jennifer S. Bowles
    01 January 2013
    Policy briefing

    Should the principles of food sovereignty be folded into the construction and enforcement of labor and employment laws? How can workers´ rights as envisioned by the ILO be coupled with fundamental precepts of food sovereignty in everyday working life at the site of food production?

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    Between empty lots and open pots

    • Jessica Clendenning, Wolfram Dressler
    01 January 2013
    Policy briefing

    As world food prices threaten expanding urban populations, there is a greater need for poor people to have access to and claims over how and where food is produced and distributed in cities. This is especially the case in marginalised urban settings. The global movement for food sovereignty has been one attempt to reclaim rights and participation in the food system and challenge corporate food regimes.

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    Life in a Shrimp Zone

    • Kasia Paprocki, Jason Cons
    01 January 2013
    Policy briefing

    What are the class-differentiated implications of food sovereignty in a zone of ecological crisis—Bangladesh’s coastal Khulna district? Much land in this deltaic zone that had previously been employed for various forms of peasant production has been overrun and transformed by the introduction of brackish-water shrimp aquaculture.

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    Food sovereignty in Ecuador

    01 January 2013
    Policy briefing

    What is the impact of collective actions for the institutionalization of the principles of food sovereignty in Ecuador?

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    Institutionalizing Food Sovereignty in Ecuador

    • Karla Peña
    01 January 2013
    Policy briefing

    As one of the first nations to incorporate food sovereignty as a constitutional right, Ecuador is an interesting case study to further our understanding of the food sovereignty conceptual framework.

  12. Between Mobilisation and Conflict

    • Lyda Fernanda Forero
    20 September 2013
    Policy briefing

    The agrarian sector launched a national strike in Colombia which spread quickly across other sectors, against the impacts of the FTA with the US and Canada. It is evident that the current economic model has failed as a result of a combination of several factors, structurally and historically.

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    Conceptualizing the Human Right to Food in the Food Sovereignty Framework

    • Will Schanbacher
    01 January 2013

    Rather than contextualizing access to food as a failure on the part of affluent countries to provide a framework for securing the right to food, affluent countries (and their citizens) should recognize how we are actively exacerbating global hunger and malnutrition.

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    The political ecology of market-oriented seed system development and emergent alternatives

    • Kristal Jones
    01 January 2013

    What are farmers’ experiences with newly established seed markets for improved varieties in Sahelian West Africa? Market-oriented development approaches frame agricultural systems in dichotomous terms of modern or traditional, efficient or inefficient, and do not account for ongoing learning and adaptation by farmers

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    Towards a geographic theory of food sovereignty in the United States

    • Amy Trauger
    01 January 2013

    Food sovereignty identifies the state and capital as complicit in the inequities and injustices in the corporate food regime, including and especially the alienation between producers from consumers. Among food sovereignty’s many demands, is a call to a return power and control in the food system to producers and consumers through decentering the power of transnational capital. The literature on food sovereignty lacks engagement with theories of sovereignty as an explanatory resource, and thus strategies to achieve its aims may lack key insights into political power.

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    Re-Purposing the Master’s Tools

    • Jack Kloppenburg
    01 January 2013

    Any reasonable vision of food sovereignty must necessarily encompass what might be called “seed sovereignty,” a condition which farmers have enjoyed for most of human history but ofwhich they have been recently dispossessed.

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    Feminist Food Sovereignty: Crafting a New Vision

    • Carolyn Sachs
    01 January 2013

    A feminist analysis of global and local food security and sovereignty through utilizing feminist theoretical interventions. Feminist theoretical interventions include feminist analysis of neoliberalism, social reproduction and care, intersectionality, feminist political ecology, and “another world feminism.”

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    Recipe for decolonization and resurgence

    • Asfia Gulrukh Kamal, Shirley Thompson
    01 January 2013

    In the era of “contemporary colonialism,” food sovereignty for indigenous peoples is a necessary struggle for cultural survival. In a wealthy country like Canada, Indigenous populations are deprived of basic necessities needed to maintain health, living in a state that institutionalizes poverty.

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    Structural Transformation and Gender Rights in African Agriculture

    • Bola O Akanji
    01 January 2013

    This paper brings up for policy discussion, some of the threats to Africa’s food sovereignty, gender rights and food security, in the process of agrarian transformation.

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    Food Sovereignty in Everyday Life: A People-Centered Approach to Food Systems

    • Meleiza Figueroa
    01 January 2013

    This paper presents outlines of a theoretical approach to food systems that attempts to decenter “food” in food-related research, placing social life as the central point of departure for a critical analysis of food systems and the search for revolutionary alternatives.