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  1. View of Shanghai Pearl Tower

    From Japanese bubble to Chinese time bomb

    Walden Bello
    16 October 2017
    Article

    Asia’s financial crisis came a decade before the global crisis, but it has had a lasting influence and left a legacy that could sow the seeds for the next global crisis.

  2. Limits to neoliberal authoritarianism in the politics of land capitalization in Thailand:

    13 October 2017
    Paper

    Thailand presents a number of apparent paradoxes that complicate linear assumptions about the< capitalization of land and consequent processes of accumulation, dispossession and concentration.

  3. Social division of labor in rural spaces in Brazil:

    13 October 2017
    Paper

    This study presents analysis about the course of the agrarian conflicts that existed in Brazil from the 1940s until 2015, which placed in the political-ideological centrality the forces existing in the Brazilian rural sphere.

  4. Land reform, rural development and developmental state policies in South Africa:

    13 October 2017
    Paper

    South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) describes the country as a low-growth, middle- income trapped economy, characterised by high inequality, high unemployment, low savings and poor skills levels. It aims to eliminate income poverty and reduce inequality by 2030, and pleads for an integrated and inclusive rural economy and a capable and developmental state to coordinate this effort.

  5. The evolving face of agribusiness investment along Brazil’s new frontier:

    13 October 2017
    Paper

    In recent decades, the Cerrado biome has become a driving economic force in Brazil. Deemed the “world’s most important agricultural expansion zone for this century” by the late Norman Borlaug, the founder of the Green Revolution, the central Brazilian plateau spans 2 million square kilometers, 10 states, and is home to more than 25 million people.

  6. Ending years of solitude?

    • Christelle Chabaud
    13 October 2017
    Paper

    The issue of land access is at the heart of the more than a half-century long conflict in Colombia. The post-conflict era and article 1 of the peace agreement dedicated to integral rural reform are nurturing hope for more democratic land distribution.

  7. Bulgarian agriculture in 21st century – the road towards a new “feudalization”

    13 October 2017
    Paper

    In the beginning of 20th century Bulgaria was among those countries in Europe that had the highest number of parceled out land with hundreds of thousands of small land owners toiling at their land at the brink of survival.

  8. Neo-Extractivism, Populism, and the Agrarian Question in Bolivia and Ecuador

    13 October 2017
    Paper

    The confluence of globalizing neoliberalism and national developmentalism, particularly in the case of China, has facilitated the appearance of monopolistic firms in the sub-imperium. These companies, usually state-owned in the case of China, are competing against the imperium for access to natural resources, land, and food supplies.

  9. Multiple Rationality:

    13 October 2017
    Paper

    This paper is focus on One Family Two Systems (OFTS) behavior of peasant households, featuring in differential production, and their rational logic behind, in the background of food system transformation.

  10. Naive monarchism and rural resistance in contemporary Russia

    • Natalia Mamonova
    13 October 2017
    Paper

    This paper analyses the relation between “naive monarchism” and rural resistance in contemporary Russia. It argues that popular resistance in the name of the president is a form of contention of powerless groups in an authoritarian state.

  11. Colombia Gold

    13 October 2017
    Multi-media

    Together with the Cannabis News Network, Martin Jelsma traveled to Colombia to report on the newly emerging medical cannabis industry in the country, specifically looking at the impacts of private investment and licensing on farmers and indigenous communities.

  12. The Changing Modalities of ‘Frontiers of Existence’ and ‘Commodity/Resource Frontiers’:

    • Markus Kröger
    13 October 2017
    Paper

    Much research has been dedicated to the study of commodity and resource frontiers. These concepts have also been heavily criticized for many reasons, and been even called obsolete academic tools; in the 1990s, some Latin Americanists argued that the commodity and resource frontier had collapsed in the Brazilian Amazon, and did not capture the local complexities.

  13. အေရွ႕ေတာင္အာရွ မူးယစ္ေဆးဝါးေရးရာမူဝါဒ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရးလုပ္ငန္းေတြမွာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံက ဦးေဆာင္ေတာ့မွာလား။

    Renaud Cachia
    12 October 2017
    Article

    ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံသည္ မူးယစ္ေဆးသုံးစြဲသူမ်ား၏ က်န္းမာေရးကုိ ဦးစားေပးသည့္ ေခတ္မီတုိးတက္ေသာ မူဝါဒမ်ားကုိ အေကာင္အထည္ေဖာ္ေနျခင္းအတြက္ထက္ တရားမဝင္မူးယစ္ေဆး အေျမာက္အမ်ား ထုတ္လုပ္ျခင္း၊ ေရာင္းဝယ္ေဖာက္ကားျခင္းႏွင့္ ဘိန္းျဖဴ (ဟီး႐ုိးအင္း) သုံးစြဲသူဦးေရ ျမင့္မားျခင္းအပါအဝင္ အလြန္ႀကီးမားလွသည့္ မူးယစ္ေဆးျပႆနာမ်ားရွိေနျခင္းအတြက္ ပုိ၍လူသိမ်ားလွပါသည္။ သုိ႔ရာတြင္ မၾကာမီအခ်ိန္အတြင္း ယင္းသုိ႔ေသာ အေျခအေနမွ အေျပာင္းအလဲမ်ားရွိလာႏုိင္ပါသည္။ 

  14. Interview: South Africa’s nuclear waste governance

    David Fig
    10 October 2017
    Multi-media

    What does South Africa do with its nuclear waste? Dr. David Fig, TNI Fellow, spoke to The Science Inside about the country's policy on nuclear waste.

  15. The Transnational Institute (TNI) seeks a Treasurer for its Supervisory Board

    10 October 2017

    The Transnational Institute (TNI), based in Amsterdam in The Netherlands, is looking for a Treasurer to join its Supervisory Board. This is an unpaid position that involves 2 quarterly meetings per year, plus two annual meetings per year. TNI has a current turnover of around Euro 4 million per year, and is run on a non-profit basis.
     

  16. Stories of Resistance: Honduras - extractive economy and communities rights

    19 October 2017 - Event

    The Transnational Institute and Friends of the Earth International are happy to invite you to a much needed discussion on activism in Honduras, on Thursday, 19th of October, from 7- 9 PM in the seminar room at Transnational Institute.

  17. Peoples Mobilization in Geneva 2016

    Una oportunidad histórica para negociar un tratado vinculante sobre transnacionales y derechos humanos

    Gonzalo Berrón
    10 October 2017
    Article

    No puede ser que grandes empresas e inversionistas sigan operando sin ningún marco normativo global y que las comunidades, en cambio, carezcan de recurso a la justicia. Un año más, organizaciones de todo el mundo se movilizan para hacer realidad un tratado internacional que imponga obligaciones a las transnacionales.

  18. Costa Rica’s Banco Popular

    El Banco Popular de Costa Rica: un ejemplo de banco democrático, verde y sostenible

    Thomas Marois
    09 October 2017
    Article

    Aunque han pasado ya diez años desde que estalló la crisis financiera mundial de 2007-2008, la mayoría de los bancos privados han cambiado muy poco y siguen centrándose, fundamentalmente, en maximizar la rentabilidad, mientras que los objetivos en materia social y de sostenibilidad son secundarios. Para los economistas convencionales, cualquier otro enfoque sigue siendo un sueño imposible o lejano.

  19. Re-Asserting Control: Voluntary Return, Restitution and the Right to Land for IDPs and Refugees in Myanmar - cover

    Procomún

    06 October 2017
    Collection
  20. La criminalización de Standing Rock

    Frank Barat
    06 October 2017
    Article

    No es la primera vez que el Gobierno de los Estados Unidos ha utilizado todos los medios a su alcance para reprimir el activismo y la resistencia.

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