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Another Way of Fair Trade

Assets Based Development

A bigger bang for your buck

The Biggest Challenge in Management (PDF 68Kb)

Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Management Knowledge Leading Positive Change (PDF 211Kb)

Capital, labor, energy and creativity: modeling innovation diffusion (PDF 211Kb)

Chaordicdic Organizations (PDF 125Kb)

Companies with Spirit (PDF 58Kb)

The contribution of the EU to Peace and Security in an unbalanced world

The European Union - its contribution to a just and sustainable world

Gentle Action: Surviving Chaos and Change

The High-Performance Organization - An Assessment of Virtues and Values

Il denaro al servizio dell'umanitÓ oppure l'umanitÓ al servizio del denaro? (PDF 250Kb)

Leaving the "gothic cathedral" of economics (PDF 237Kb)

Methods for successful complementary currencies

Nature and Ethics: From Adam Smith to Enron

New Globalizations and Sustainability

The New Wealth of Nations: Taxing Cyberspace

The Pari Network on Ethical Considerations in Economics, Business, Society and the Environment

The Present Economic Order

Il Regio Ŕ complementare all'Euro: Vie nuove per una prosperitÓ sostenibile (PDF 241Kb)

The Quest to Civilise Globalisation: The Club of Athens Global Governance Group

Towards a just and sustainable economic development

Social and Economic Limits of the Current Economic Paradigm: The Need for New Understandings of Society and Economy

Sustainable Entreprepreneurship (PDF 109Kb)

Sustainable Globalization

Updated liberalism vs. neo-liberalism: Policy paradigms and the structural evolution of western industrial economies after W.W. II

Westphalia II: The Real Millennium Challenge

The World Food Club: A People's Co-operative to create a new Food Supply Chain

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Planet of Slums, Mike Davis - An article from New Left Review on the future of post-industrial Mega cities and the urbanization of extreme poverty.

Insecure Lives, Jeremy Seabrook - The belief that intensifying the mechanisms of surveillance at home and delivering engines of annihilation abroad will increase security is a cruel delusion. Such a narrow idea of 'security' is likely to produce an effect the reverse of that intended. Insecurity is written into the whole way of life throughout the industrialized world. It shapes the fate of all. Insecurity attends the very idea of a globalized world economy. It has become a matter of high principle that no-one on earth should be secure in their livelihood, social function or income. They say 'the world doesn't owe us a living'. We have to find our own place in the global economy. In pursuit of wealth, the world's people have been stirred in epic uprootings and migrations, from farm, field and village to town and city, from country to country and continent to continent. The migrant is the characteristic figure of our time, evicted from self-reliance, and impelled by insecurity to leave their home-place and wander in search of a private accommodation with global forces which they can barely comprehend. In the US alone, according to the 2001 census, more than 30 million people - over 11 per cent of the total population - were not born there.

World-Information.org's special edition for the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva 2003 (warning: pdf 1.5Mb)

Articles include

  • Preserving the Commons in the New Information Order, David Bollier
  • Biopiracy: Need to Change Western IPR Systems, Vandana Shiva
  • Open Access to science and scholarship, Peter Suber
  • The Absurdity of Software Patents, Arun Mehta
  • GNUbbalisation: Open Source in India, Frederick Noronha
  • First World IP Regimes Slow China's Moldernization, Jeff Smith