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  1. The New Politics Research Agenda Workshop Report

    • Daniel Chavez
    21 Mayo 2016
    Report

    Researchers and activists from fifteen countries met in Amsterdam with the aim to jointly draft the research agenda of the New Politics Project, a decentralised think tank on counter-hegemonic politics. It will aim to boost the development of desirable, viable and achievable alternatives, transcending current oppressive and exploitative structures;  acknowledge the diversity of knowledge as a source of inspiration for the co-creation of alternatives; and promote fruitful collaboration and exchanges among researchers and activists from different regions of the world.

  2. Towards Energy Democracy

    • James Angel
    19 Mayo 2016
    Report

    How are people across the world taking back power over the energy sector, kicking-back against the rule of the market and reimagining how energy might be produced, distributed and used? How can the concept of energy democracy be deployed to demand a socially just energy system, with universal access, fair prices and secure, unionised and well-paid jobs? This report summarises the discussions and outcomes from an international workshop on energy democracy held in Amsterdam in February 2016.

  3. 8 Proposals for the Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights

    20 Julio 2015
    Report

    An international legally binding instrument on transnational corporations (TNCs) has the potential to substantially promote the protection and fulfilment of human rights in the long-term and on a global scale. It can contribute to ending the impunity that TNCs routinely enjoy for their human rights violations, especially in countries of the Global South, and to ensuring access to justice for the victims of their activities.

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    Organising workers’ Counter-power in Italy and Greece

    • Lorenzo Zamponi, Markos Vogiatzoglou
    19 Enero 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.

  5. Policy Shift

    • Sylvia Kay
    14 Abril 2014
    Report

    'Policy Shift' identifies ten key policy changes that are required to support just alternative agriculture investments. The approach integrates human rights into the core of decision-making and is informed by practical, on-the-ground examples of positive agricultural investments that benefit both small-scale farmers and communities.

  6. Notes for a political economy of creativity and solidarity

    • Hilary Wainwright
    23 Octubre 2013
    Paper

    How can society move towards forms of economic organisation that place human creativity, including a respectful relationship to nature, at their centre?

  7. Economic Crisis and the Christian Conscience

    • Susan George
    15 Enero 2013
    Paper

    To which aspects of this crisis should Germans and especially German Christians be most attentive? What would be the right policies to escape from the debt crisis which has been allowed to fester and is now five years old?

  8. A ‘Land Sovereignty’ Alternative?

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    30 Septiembre 2012

    Dramatic changes around food, climate, energy, and finance in recent years have pushed questions of land use and land control back onto the centre stage of development discourse, at the very moment when the same conditions are spurring an unprecedented rush for land and water across the globe.

  9. Positive Land Investment Alternatives

    • Sylvia Kay
    21 Julio 2012
    Paper

    Much touted "land investment" involves appropriation or landgrabbing. What positive alternative investments should public policy support which would strengthen the right to food, re-valorise agricultural work, and build up ecological capital?

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    Financial Governance Beyond the Crisis

    • Interview by Sofia T. Jarrin
    10 Octubre 2011
    Paper

    Dr. Pedro Paez talks about the creation of a new financial architecture in Latin America, based on principles of redistribution, environmental sustainability and social cohesion rather than market principles that dominated the old architecture.