The Transnational Institute (TNI) carries out cutting-edge analysis on critical global issues, builds alliances with grassroots social movements, develops proposals for a more sustainable and just world.
TNI's fifth annual State of Power 2016 report explores the intersect of power and democracy. Featuring prominent activists and academics, its essays feature the long battle between economic power and popular democracy, expose the different powers seeking to undermine democracy today, and tell the stories of radical popular democratic alternatives emerging worldwide.
Introduction - Hilary Wainwright
Democracy, power and sovereignty in today’s Europe - Yanis Varoufakis
A Global Post-Democratic Order - Leigh Phillips
Economics as Ideology: Challenging Expert Political Power - Elaine Coburn
The Tyranny of Global Finance - Walden Bello
Multi-stakeholder Governance: A corporate push for a new form of global governance - Harris Gleckman
Case study: Nutrition and food – how government for and of the people became government for and by the TNCs - Flavio Luiz Schieck Valente
“To change the heart and soul”: How elites contained the global climate justice movement - Herbert Docena
Precarity, Power and Democracy - Tom George
Freedom technologists and the future of global justice - John Postill
The open source city as the transnational democratic future - Bernardo Gutierrez
Power in India: Radical Pathways - Ashish Kothari and Pallav Das