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    Big business and security

    Ben Hayes
    28 September 2009
    Article
    In its haste to cash-in on the security boom, the EU has outsourced its research agenda to corporate self-interest.
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    Choosing food security

    Susan George
    24 March 1999
    Article
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    A new European century?

    • Eurotopia No. 2
    10 September 2007
    Book
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    European Double Standards

    Olivier Hoedeman
    01 March 2007
    Article

    Drinking water delivery in most EU countries is exclusively or predominantly run by public utilities, but internationally the EU advocates water privatisation. The problem lies in the European Commission’s strong tendency to identify itself with the interests of large EU-based corporations.

  5. The Secure and Dispossessed: security for whom?

    27 January 2016
    Article

    Open Democracy interviewed Ben Hayes and Nick Buxton, who argue that the climate change agendas of governments and corporations have securitised and militarised environmental policies to the world's detriment.

  6. European Drug Policy at Crossroads

    19 January 2012
    Policy briefing

    In recent years of global debate on policies and strategies on controlled drugs, the European institutions (European Commission and Council, and the EMCDDA) and member states have broadly been a progressive and civilizing factor in pushing for balanced, evidence based and humane drug policies and programmes. However, just when the wider global debate is shifting in accordance with these principles, and there are real political opportunities to create more balanced, humane and effective drug policies, there are worrying signs that the European institutions are taking a wrong turn – the vision and leadership on this issue is notably absent, and some of the more recent positions taken seem to indicate a return to the simplistic messages and priorities of the failed policies of the past.

  7. Should the EU subsidise Israeli security?

    Ben Hayes
    18 March 2010
    Article

    The inclusion of Israel in the European Security Research Programme undermines the EU's commitment to even-handedness in the Middle East.

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    Defence industry dominates EU’s security research programme

    25 September 2009
    Press release
    The NeoConOpticon report, released by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Statewatch, reveals the extent to which Europe’s largest defence and IT contractors are benefiting from a €1.4 billion EU “security research” programme that has the explicit aim of fostering a European Homeland Security industry to compete globally with the USA in a fast growing market.
  9. Land grabbing through a food security lens

    Gloria Pracucci
    18 April 2013
    Article

    Out of the kaleidoscope of different angles through which land grab can be analysed, the one elevating food security – and food sovereignty – as a crucial concern is amongst the most engaging and the less inquired, especially in its intertwining with policy elaboration.

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  13. Violations of peoples’ rights by European TNCs

    Cecilia Olivet
    10 July 2010
    Article

    European transnational corporations are praised as "engines" of Europe's growth economy, however extensive research on the activities of 25 flagship companies have revealed evidence of labour abuses, deforestation, corruption, and attacks on human rights defenders.

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    EU 'homeland security' lacks democratic oversight, says watchdog

    02 October 2009
    In the media
    Decisions on the expansion of the lucrative security sector in the EU are hived off from public view and are being made by the companies that will ultimately profit from them.
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    NeoConOpticon – new report on Europe’s ‘security research’ sector

    25 September 2009
    In the media
    The NeoConOpticon report, published by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Statewatch, is probably the most significant independent assessment of Europe’s emerging “security research” sector to date.
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    Control Freaks:"Homeland Security" and "Interoperability"

    Ben Hayes, Roch Tassé
    01 January 2007
    Article
  19. The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

    • Nora McKeon
    27 May 2014
    Report

    Global corporations are increasingly influencing development policy, resulting in partnership agreements like the New Alliance for Food and Nutrition Security that grow corporate profits while endangering the livelihoods of small-scale farmers.

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    “Talk of human security helps frame power relations”

    David Sogge, Interviewed by José Manuel Pureza
    01 February 2009
    Article
    Talk of "human security" asserts a prerogative of the powerful to say whose rights are to be respected, whose not respected, and to say who shall be system of domination now in place -– a risky thing, given that “stabilisation” practices have a way of triggering a lot of instability.

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