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  1. Multi-stakeholderism: A corporate push thumbnail image

    La gobernanza de las múltiples partes interesadas: la ofensiva corporativa hacia una nueva forma de gobierno global

    • Harris Gleckman
    25 March 2016
    Report

    La Iniciativa de Rediseño Global (Global Redesign Initiative) del Foro Económico Mundial es quizá el mejor reflejo de cómo las corporaciones y otras élites imaginan el futuro de la gobernanza. Reclama marginar la toma de decisiones intergubernamental y sustituirlo por un sistema de gobierno de múltiples partes interesadas (multi-stakeholder). Pero, ¿qué significa eso para la democracia, la transparencia y el Estado de derecho?

  2. 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.

  3. Multi-stakeholderism: A corporate push thumbnail image

    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?

  4. 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.

  5. Democracia, poder y soberanía en la Europa de hoy

    • Nick Buxton, Yanis Varoufakis
    18 January 2016
    Report

    En 2015, Yanis Varoufakis, exministro griego de Finanzas, se enfrentó a las poderosas instituciones europeas. En esta entrevista comparte sus experiencias y habla sobre las amenazas que se ciernen sobre Europa hoy en día, así como posibles formas para democratizarla.

  6. ¿A quién representa realmente el Foro Económico Mundial?

    18 January 2016
    Primer

    El TNI analiza de cerca la junta directiva del Foro Económico Mundial para intentar entender a quién representan sus integrantes y cuáles son sus intereses económicos y convicciones políticas. ¿Será este el futuro de la gobernanza global?

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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.
  8. 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?

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  13. Organizando el contrapoder obrero en Italia y Grecia

    • Lorenzo Zamponi, Markos Vogiatzoglou
    24 March 2015
    Report

    La austeridad en Grecia e Italia se ha cebado especialmente con las clases trabajadoras, pero también ha generado un contexto para “organizar a los no organizados” y experimentar con nuevos tipos de espacios de trabajo.

  14. La gran minería a debate: de Canadá a Mozambique

    • Judith Marshall
    24 March 2015
    Report

    Las transnacionales de la minería y la industria extractiva han conseguido un poder sin precedentes en todos los países, independientemente de la tendencia política de sus Gobiernos. Este ensayo analiza cómo se ha desarrollado esa ‘relación íntima’ entre Gobiernos y empresas, y cómo se puede organizar la lucha para enfrentarla.

  15. Estado del poder 2015

    09 March 2015
    Report

    Esta es la cuarta edición de nuestro informe anual Estado del poder, coincidiendo con la cumbre en Suiza de lo que Susan George denomina “la clase de Davos”. Esta recopilación de ensayos persigue analizar las diferentes dimensiones del poder, poner al descubierto a quienes lo ostentan en nuestro mundo globalizado e identificar fuentes de contrapoder transformador.

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    Davos y el (mismo) camino a seguir

    Pedro Ramiro
    30 January 2015
    In the media

    Los debates, reuniones y cocktails que se han celebrado en Davos, en realidad, sólo han servido para certificar el “consenso global sobre el modelo de desarrollo”, aceptando modificaciones únicamente superficiales.

  17. 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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