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  1. Los derechos de propiedad intelectual en la geopolítica del saber de la sociedad global

    • Edgardo Lander
    01 July 2001
    Paper

    En este texto se aborda un asunto central para cualquier consideración de la geopolítica del saber en el capitalismo contemporáneo: el papel de las transformaciones de las doctrinas y prácticas y de los regímenes de protección de la propiedad intelectual en los actuales procesos de reacomodo y reconcentración del poder político y económico global.

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    Europe and Plan Colombia

    • Martin Jelsma, Ricardo Vargas
    20 April 2001
    Policy briefing

    The first issue of the Drugs & Conflict Debate Papers is devoted to the controversies that have arisen around Plan Colombia.

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    Europa y el Plan Colombia

    • Martin Jelsma, Ricardo Vargas
    20 April 2001
    Policy briefing

    El primer número de Drogas y Conflicto se dedica a la intensa controversia suscitada por el Plan Colombia, con el interés de estimular la discusión, en momentos en que se realiza la tercera ronda de conferencias internacionales de donantes en apoyo al proceso de paz en Colombia.

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    Reflections on Humanitarian Action

    • David Sogge, Mariano Aguirre
    01 April 2001
    Book

    Humanitarian action has become a subject for serious debate in light of recent conflicts across the globe. The contributors to this volume provide a systematic overview of the issues involved from a wide range of viewpoints.

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    Círculo vicioso

    • Martin Jelsma
    08 March 2001
    Report

    La guerra química y biológica a las drogas pone en marcha un círculo vicioso de destrucción humana, social y medioambiental. En el marco de una campaña mundial, hacemos un llamamiento para que se ponga fin a esta práctica perniciosa e ineficaz de la erradicación forzada.

  6. Vicious Circle

    • Martin Jelsma
    08 March 2001
    Report

    Aerial fumigations with herbicides of drug crops in Colombia set in motion a vicious circle of human, social and environmental destruction. A worldwide campaign calls for the end of these harmful and inefficient forced eradication practices.

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    Evaluating alternative cannabis regimes

    • Robert MacCoun, Peter Reuter (RAND)
    31 January 2001

    publicationCannabis is the cutting-edge drug for reform, the only politically plausible candidate for major legal change, at least decriminalisation (removal of criminal penalties for possession) and perhaps even outright legalisation (permitting production and sale). Compared with other drugs, the harms, physiological or behavioural, are less severe and the drug is better integrated into the culture. Throughout Western Europe and in the Antipodes there is pressure for reductions in the punitiveness of the marijuana regime.

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    Evaluating alternative cannabis regimes

    • Robert MacCoun, Peter Reuter (RAND)
    31 January 2001

    publicationCannabis is the cutting-edge drug for reform, the only politically plausible candidate for major legal change, at least decriminalisation (removal of criminal penalties for possession) and perhaps even outright legalisation (permitting production and sale). Compared with other drugs, the harms, physiological or behavioural, are less severe and the drug is better integrated into the culture. Throughout Western Europe and in the Antipodes there is pressure for reductions in the punitiveness of the marijuana regime.

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    Use of Narcotic Drugs in Public Injection Rooms under Public International Law

    07 January 2001

    publicationState-controlled public injection rooms are not expressly referred to in any of the rele­vant international conventions. It is thus necessary to determine, by way of a prelimi­nary factual enquiry, the exact characteristics of such institutions that fall within the ambit of one or more of the conventions. The rather superficial provisions concerning drug addicts stand in stark contrast to the stated primary aims of the conventions, which are formulated in the preambles as pre­venting and combatting abuse of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and the public health and social problems which such abuse engenders.

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  10. Drug Use Criminalization v. Decriminalization

    • Luigi M. Solivetti
    01 January 2001

    The present paper focuses on the pros & cons of the main dichotomy in the field of drug control policy: that between criminalization and decriminalization. In the extensive opening chapter dedicated to the “Premises”, the various points of view about the advisability of having recourse to criminal sanctions are examined.

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    Drug Use Criminalization v. Decriminalization

    • Luigi M. Solivetti
    01 January 2001

    publicationThe present paper focuses on the pros & cons of the main dichotomy in the field of drug control policy: that between criminalization and decriminalization. In the extensive opening chapter dedicated to the “Premises”, the various points of view about the advisability of having recourse to criminal sanctions are examined.

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    Coca leaf chewing as therapy for cocaine maintenance

    • Jorge Hurtado Gumucio
    30 September 2000

    The cocaine base, or “pasta”, may be seen as a type of South American crack. Its obligatory method of administration is smoking. A primary condition of the “pasta” smoker is compulsive drug-search behavior and addiction to cocaine base destroys emotional and mental balance. Socio-economic maladjustment is the norm amongst “pasta” addicts. Since 1984 I have recommended the chewing of the coca leaf, between 100 to 200 grams of coca leaf per week for the treatment of cocaine dependence.

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    Reviewing legal aspects of substitution treatment at international level

    • European Monitoring Centre for Drugs, Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
    01 August 2000

    Treatment for drug addiction was seen as a measure to reduce drug abuse as early as 1961 when the UN Single Convention was signed. However, the only recognised concept of drug treatment mentioned by the Convention concerned the detoxification of the individual through ‘drug-free treatment’. Therapeutic measures aimed at treating drug addictions through maintenance and related distributions of alternative substances are not expressly mentioned by the UN Conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988.

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    Reviewing legal aspects of substitution treatment at international level

    • European Monitoring Centre for Drugs, Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
    01 August 2000

    Treatment for drug addiction was seen as a measure to reduce drug abuse as early as 1961 when the UN Single Convention was signed. However, the only recognised concept of drug treatment mentioned by the Convention concerned the detoxification of the individual through ‘drug-free treatment’. Therapeutic measures aimed at treating drug addictions through maintenance and related distributions of alternative substances are not expressly mentioned by the UN Conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988.

  15. La colonialidad del saber: eurocentrismo y ciencias sociales

    • Edgardo Lander
    26 July 2000
    Book

    ¿Cuáles son las potencialidades que se están abriendo en el continente en el conocimiento, la política y en la cultura  a partir de un replanteo del pensamiento social latinoamericano contemporáneo de alternativas al eurocentrismo y colonialismo?

  16. Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today's UN

    • Phyllis Bennis
    27 June 2000
    Book

    The United Nations remains a favorite scapegoat for U.S. and allied failures in places like Rwanda, Iraq, Kosovo, and East Timor. This book exposes how U.S. financial and political bribes are backed by threats and punishments for recalcitrant nations who refuse to toe the U.S. line.

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    New Nukes

    • Achin Vanaik, Praful Bidwai
    27 June 2000
    Book
    Praful Bidwai and Achin Vanaik, two of India's most respected and experienced journalists and longtime anti-nuclear activists, examine the causes and consequences of the Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests, and provide a framework for understanding the global context in which they occur.
  18. Cultivos ilícitos y proceso de paz en Colombia

    • Martin Jelsma, Ricardo Vargas
    15 June 2000
    Report

    La elaboración y desarrollo rigurosos de una propuesta integral frente a los cultivos ilícitos para la Colombia de hoy, pasan por el proceso de paz y el replanteamiento de la actual política sobre las drogas ilegales.

  19. ¿Conocimiento para qué? ¿Conocimiento para quién?

    • Edgardo Lander
    21 May 2000
    Paper

    Lejos están los tiempos en los cuales era posible ignorar toda responsabilidad ética en la producción de conocimiento, a partir de la fe ciega en el dogma cientificista de la Ilustración.

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    External Debt

    • Marcos Arruda
    01 May 2000
    Book

    This book outlines the insurmountable financial debt burden facing Brazil, and goes deeper to explore the complexities of social, environmental and political debt.

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