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  1. Cartoon by South African cartoonist captures the Davos inequality debate

    How does Davos Man plan to tackle inequality

    David Sogge, Nick Buxton
    22 January 2016
    Article

    Will it mean consigning today’s neoliberal model, that has created the transfer of wealth upwards, to history’s trash-heap? Perhaps unsurprisingly, no, not at all.

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    Multi-stakeholderism: a corporate push for a new form of global governance

    • Harris Gleckman
    19 January 2016
    Report

    The World Economic Forum’s Global Redesign Initiative is perhaps the best reflection of how corporations and other elites envision the future of governance. It calls for marginalising intergovernmental decision-making with a system of multi-stakeholder governance, but what does this mean for democracy, accountability and the rule of law?

  3. U2's Bono is a regular at the World Economic Forum

    Davos and its danger to Democracy

    Nick Buxton
    18 January 2016
    Article

    We are increasingly entering a world where gatherings such as Davos are not laughable billionaire playgrounds, but rather the future of global governance.

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    Who are the Davos class?

    15 January 2016
    Infograph
    This infographic illustrates some dimensions about why we believe the World Economic Forum is fundamentally about increasing corporate profits and rewarding political elites rather than “improving the state of the world.” It is an undemocratic, unaccountable and illegitimate institution that, far from improving the world, has over decades reinforced the global crisis of inequality, poverty, and environmental destruction.
  5. Shadow Sovereigns: Susan George

    Susan George
    08 October 2015
    Multi-media

    Renowned scholar activist Susan George introduces her new book, Shadow Sovereigns - How Global Corporations are seizing power.

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    How do corporations want to run the world in the future?

    30 September 2015
    Multi-media

    States are not only handing over more of the economy and policy-making to corporations at national level, they are also doing so at international level. Harris Gleckman summarises the Global Redesign Initiative that has come out of the World Economic Forum and represents the best summary of corporations' vision of what they want global governance to look like. What are its principle features? What dangers does it pose to democracy?

  7. Screenshot of video of Susan George at Tedx Geneva

    Video: Power at stake - Susan George at TEDxGeneva

    Susan George
    31 July 2015
    Multi-media

    Susan George looks back at her four decades of scholarship to explain what led her to write her different books,  how it formed her vision of power and the best ways to challenge the Davos class in order to deliver a more just world.

  8. Shadow Sovereigns

    • Susan George
    16 July 2015
    Book

    Lobbying has long been part of the political landscape. But in recent years links between big business and government have become stronger and more far-reaching than ever.

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    Qatar's 'Efficiency' Praised Amid Ongoing Rights and Bribery Controversies

    16 July 2015
    In the media

    Vice News - The World Economic Forum — the folks who organize the annual winter retreat in Davos, Switzerland, for the international elites who claim to know how the world should work — say that Qatar has the most efficient government on the planet.

  10. MOntage of media on Davos

    Davos: where journalism is PR and change is consumer choice

    Markus Giesler
    28 January 2015
    Article

    Markus Giesler reports on the media reception to his eight year ethnographic and institutional study on the World Economic Forum that provides empirical evidence that Davos is not "improving the state of the world."

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    How Economics bolstered Power by obscuring it

    • Michael Perelman
    19 January 2015
    Report

    Economists consistently have upheld the power of elites, at times by taking their side overtly, but most often by ignoring or obscuring power, giving economics a veneer of science, in which the impact on people and the environment is hidden from public view.

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    Organising workers’ Counter-power in Italy and Greece

    • Lorenzo Zamponi, Markos Vogiatzoglou
    19 January 2015
    Report

    Austerity in Greece and Italy has struck workers' particularly hard, but it has also been the context for radical innovations in ’organising the unorganised’, building new kinds of work spaces and even taking control of production.

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    Contesting Big Mining from Canada to Mozambique

    • Judith Marshall
    19 January 2015
    Report

    How have mining transnational companies and the extractive industry become so powerful in every country, no matter the political shade. Marshall shows how the ‘promiscuously intimate’
    relationship between governments and companies developed and how we might resist.

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    Gambling on Hunger and Climate Change

    • Sasha Breger Bush
    19 January 2015
    Report

    Financial speculation has not just rewarded bankers; it has played a major role in fuelling hunger, land dispossession and climate change. Yet the financial sector innovates false financial ‘solutions’ to the very problems it creates.

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    The True Stakes of Internet Governance

    • Richard Hill
    19 January 2015
    Report

    Many people understand how the Internet has revolutionised society, but have we really grasped the power implications? Richard Hill shows how US policy-makers have used the ad hoc ‘multi-stakeholder’ governance of the Internet for political and economic ends.

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    Political Capture by the Financial Industry

    • Manolis Kalaitzake
    19 January 2015
    Report

    How did the financial sector succeed escaping censure and even effective regulation  despite the global economic crisis? Through the case study of the proposed Financial Transaction Tax, Kalaitzake looks at how the financial sector succeeded in capturing policy and politicians and how we might challenge their power.

  17. State of Power 2015

    13 January 2015
    Report

    The fourth edition of our annual State of Power report, coinciding with the international meeting in Switzerland of what Susan George calls “the Davos class”. This series seeks to examine different dimensions of power, unmask the key holders of power in our globalised world, and identify sources of transformative counter-power.

  18. The great divide: exposing the Davos class behind global economic inequality

    02 June 2014
    Article

    Davos, perhaps more than any other gathering, epitomises the way political power and global governance have in recent decades been entrenched into a small corporate elite. This elite have succeeded not only in capturing our economy, but also our politics, and increasingly our culture and society too.

     
  19. The State of Corporate Power

    Brid Brennan
    22 January 2014
    Article

    Transnational corporations, particularly gas & oil industry, and banking have continued to benefit extraordinarily from the ongoing economic and financial crisis, says Brid Brennan, who presents TNI's State of Power Report 2014 at the Public Eye Awards in Davos.

  20. State of Power 2012

    24 January 2012
    Report

    Who are the global 1%? What companies do they run? How do they escape accountability? Check out TNI's powerful infographic displays that expose the social and environmental costs of global corporate power.

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