Nick Middeldorp, Tjalling Postma, Guus Geurts, Sara Murawski
22 February 2022
The EU-Mercosur trade agreement leads to the destruction of nature, violations of the land rights of farmers and Indigenous people and loss of industrial jobs in the Mercosur countries. An alternative treaty should be proposed – one that improves political cooperation between the EU and Mercosur countries while strengthening fair and sustainable international trade rules.
Financial technology, or ‘fintech’, is a widely celebrated recent innovation. However, in this paper we explore how its seductive narrative is a fundamentally flawed and inaccurate portrayal of the emerging reality. While it is clear that fintech offers a major opportunity to improve the lives of the poor if done right, and it has had some important initial successes, its full long-term impact looks far less rosy.
"The Great Takeover" is an analysis of the mapping of 103 multistakeholderism initiatives in Education, Environment, Health, Internet and Data, and Food & Agriculture. To support further analyses and political action, we have made the whole database available in this easy-to-navigate tool below. Use the options in the right-hand column to filter the results .
"The Great Takeover" reveals that multistakeholderism is expanding into every field of global affairs, so we will continue to update this database. You can help to identify new MSI initiatives, or update the information available here, by sharing your comments with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This book The Great Takeover: Mapping of Multistakeholderism in Global Governance represents an important moment on the road to exposing this trend, raised on the international agenda by a group of social movements, networks and organizations who started to walk the journey together a few years ago. The journey has resulted in a deeper analysis of how corporate capture is achieving dominance in world affairs.
China’s rise in the last three decades has reshaped the global economy and politics. Working with researchers and activists, TNI is exploring the implications for struggles for economic, social and environmental justice.
The Round Table, Our Future at Stake: The Corporate Capture of Multilateralism aims not only to address the Davos agenda of multistakeholderism but to initiate a dynamic exchange and contribute to building a dialogue between concerned social movements, affected sectors and governments.
The election of Gabriel Boric as President of Chile has attracted international press attention and generated much hope, excitement and debate among political and social activists in Latin America and other regions of the world. So what can we expect? Some preliminary answers and context to understand the historic victory.
Chile is currently undergoing a process of transformational change that is not only profound but also contradictory. The explosion of social unrest was a crisis that forced us as a society to fundamentally question the model under which we have lived for the past thirty years and which has caused widespread discontent in Chilean society. Today, that creative process takes shape primarily in the Constitutional Convention and in the fulfillment of its mandate: writing a new national constitution for Chile.
In response to the Covid-19 global pandemic, governments ushered in states of emergency that saw health being securitised through the expansion of coercive policing powers and repression, a growing reliance on digital surveillance, and the criminalisation of social protest.
This brief aims to show that who fishes matters for the future of marine life. It unpacks some of the key differences among fishers and types of fishing, and provides guidance on how to support fishers taking steps towards the positive transformation of the fisheries sector.
What we face today is not just a "crisis" in the normal sense of the word - "a time of intense difficulty or danger". We also face a crisis in the sense of the word’s etymological roots in the Greek word krisis. This refers to a turning point in the course of an illness, pointing either to the start of recovery or the imminence of death. Such an understanding of "crisis" implies a relatively brief moment between two possible outcomes, a good one and a bad one. The deep social, economic and political problems of our times, however, are not signs of a passing "moment" or a single issue; they rather signal a multi-faceted crisis, whose components all strengthen and reinforce each other.
Find out the historical, economic and political reasons for the dependence of Morocco’s energy sector, which threatens what remains of Moroccan sovereignty and aggravates social inequalities. And how it is that the most deprived populations in the country pay for the political and economic choices made by the colonized elite.
The peoples of Myanmar are presently struggling with three grave challenges: a coup, conflict and Covid-19. This new TNI briefing analyses how these three crises have unfolded, leading to health system collapse, a new cycle of humanitarian emergency and deepening political divisions within the country. Taking a narrative approach, the report focuses on the consequences of state failure, the impact of Covid-19 and the actions taken by different military, political and civil society actors during a time of national breakdown.
The first region-wide collection of new left perspectives on Eastern Europe's post-socialist transformation.
Combines political economy analysis with a contextual critique of major ideological concepts of the regime change.
Speaks to current debates on Eastern Europe's "democratic backslide" from a locally rooted, critical left perspective