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  1. The Great European Fire Sale

    19 March 2013
  2. Remunicipalisation

    • Olivier Hoedeman, Satoko Kishimoto, Martin Pigeon
    15 March 2013

    After decades of failed water privatisation, cities like Paris are starting to bring water back into public hands. Download this free 'must-read' book for policy makers and activists looking to democratise water services.

  3. Privatising Europe

    • Joseph Zacune
    13 March 2013

    This working paper and infographic provide an overview of  a great ‘fire sale’ of public services and national assets across Europe that is providing profits for a few transnational companies but is often fiercely opposed by its citizens.

  4. Cuando la injusticia es negocio

    • Cecilia Olivet, Pia Eberhardt
    13 March 2013

    Un pequeño grupo de estudios jurídicos, árbitros y especuladores financieros internacionales está alimentando un auge del arbitraje de inversiones que cuesta a los ciudadanos miles de millones de dólares de sus impuestos e impide que se adopten leyes en pro del interés público.

  5. Infográficos sobre la crisis de la UE

    11 March 2013

    ¿Por qué los responsables de la crisis de la UE se están beneficiando de ella? ¿Y por qué se están usando las mismas políticas que provocaron la crisis para resolverla? Estos infográficos ilustran la crisis de la UE, sus causas y sus consecuencias sociales.

  6. EU crisis infographics

    09 March 2013

    Why are those responsible for the EU crisis profiting from it? Why are the same policies that caused the crisis being used to resolve it? An infographic expose of the EU crisis, its causes and its social impacts.

  7. The Kachin Crisis: Peace Must Prevail

    • Burma Centrum Netherlands
    08 March 2013
    Policy briefing

    As 2012 progressed, perceptions of the real nature of change under the Thein Sein government were challenged by a series of disturbing events in which serious violence and mass displacement of civilians occurred in several parts of the country.

  8. Between Reality and Abstraction

    • Hugo Cabieses, Pien Metaal, Mirella van Dun
    05 March 2013
    Policy briefing

    At the International Conference on Alter­native Development (ICAD), held 15-16 November 2012 in Lima, the Peruvian Government continued to insist on the relevance of “Alternative Development (AD),” with particular emphasis on the so-called San Martín “miracle” or “model.”

  9. Participatory alternatives to privatisation

    • Hilary Wainwright
    05 March 2013

    Experience worldwide shows that EC-imposed privatisation on crisis countries will not work. The alternative is not reinforcing the status quo, but using citizen power and labour to reinvigorate public services and democratically transform the state.

  10. Balancing Trade and Aid

    • Fair, Green and Global, Global Alliance
    04 March 2013

    Balancing Trade and Aid With the arrival of the Rutte II cabinet, a wish of the members of the Fair, Green and Global Alliance (FGG) has come true; trade and global development are under the supervision of the same minister.

  11. El Informe Lugano II

    • Susan George
    01 March 2013

    En su relato, Susan George junta en los alrededores del lago suizo Lugano a un grupo de diez expertos para elaborar un segundo texto sobre el funcionamiento del sistema capitalista a petición de los “solicitantes”. Y hasta ahí la ficción. Al margen de este escenario metafórico, la autora defiende que todo lo recogido en el libro es real.

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    Generic legislation of new psychoactive drugs

    • Jan van Amsterdam, David Nutt, Wim van den Brink
    28 February 2013

    New psychoactive drugs (NPDs, new psychoactive substances) enter the market all the time. However, it takes several months to ban these NPDs and immediate action is generally not possible. Several European countries and drug enforcement officers insist on a faster procedure to ban NPDs. Introduction of generic legislation, in which clusters of psychotropic drugs are banned in advance, has been mentioned as a possible solution. Here we discuss the pros and cons of such an approach.

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    The unintended negative consequences of the 'war on drugs'

    28 February 2013

    Criminalisation of drug users, excessive levels of imprisonment, and punitive sentencing practices, including mandatory sentencing, the death penalty and enforced ‘drug detention centres’, are some of the unintended negative consequences of the 50 year ‘war on drugs’, a policy with direct impact on the vulnerable, poor and socially excluded groups, including ethnic minorities and women. This PRI briefing paper discusses these consequences in detail and sets out what parliamentarians can do about it.

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    Draining Development?

    • Peter Reuter (ed.)
    28 February 2013

    The book provides the first collection of analytic contributions, as opposed to advocacy essays and black box estimates, on illicit financial flows (IFFs). Some of the chapter presents new empirical findings; others, new conceptual insights. All of them enrich the understanding of the dynamics of the illicit flows phenomenon. The book does not offer a new estimate of the global total of these flows because the phenomenon is too poorly understood.

  15. Poder transformador: La organización política en transición

    • Hilary Wainwright
    28 February 2013

    ¿Nos ofrece la experiencia del partido griego Syriza alguna lección sobre cómo estructurar los partidos y el Estado para desafiar la austeridad neoliberal y generar una transformación social duradera?

  16. Austeridad para siempre

    • Kenneth Haar, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
    28 February 2013
    Policy briefing

    El nuevo modelo de gobernanza económica de la UE, incluido el Pacto del Euro, es un modelo de austeridad prolongada.

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    Mexico's disappeared

    19 February 2013

    This 176-page report documents nearly 250 “disappearances” during the administration of former President Felipe Calderón, from December 2006 to December 2012. In 149 of those cases, Human Rights Watch found compelling evidence of enforced disappearances, involving the participation of state agents.

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    Los Desaparecidos de México

    19 February 2013

    El informe de 193 páginas documenta casi 250 desapariciones ocurridas durante el gobierno del ex Presidente Felipe Calderón, que ocupó la presidencia entre diciembre de 2006 y diciembre de 2012. En 149 de esos casos, Human Rights Watch encontró pruebas contundentes de desapariciones forzadas, en las cuales tuvieron participación agentes estatales.

  19. Developing Disparity

    • Kevin Woods, Tom Kramer, Jennifer Franco, Joseph Purugganan
    19 February 2013

    Unless foreign direct investment in Burma's war-torn borderlands is refocused towards people-centered development, it is likely to deepen disparity between the region’s most neglected peoples and Burma's new military, business and political elite and exacerbate a decades-long civil war. 

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    The illicit drugs market in the Colombian agrarian context

    07 February 2013
    Policy briefing

    The distribution of land and its unjust use are the major causes of violence in Colombia. For this reason land issues are the starting point of current peace talks between the Santos government and the FARC guerrillas