Resources: Economics and finance, Audiovisual

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That Depends -- Who Are "We"?
Larry Lohmann

28 May 2018

Putting a price on carbon isn't a serious strategy for addressing climate change. It can’t touch the roots of the problem, and isn't designed to. However, it continues to be embraced by business and the state because it's effective in delaying and diverting action on global warming.

Conversations on "Commons" and "Commoning"

1 January 2017

This webdoc captures conversations between activists from diverse social movements about obstacles to their work through the lens of the "commons".

Exploring the Connections
Nicholas Hildyard

31 July 2014

The gap between rich and poor has widened massively over the past 30 years, within and between countries. Such inequality does not come about by accident or simple mismanagement. It is best understood as 'a proxy for how effectively an elite has constructed institutions that extract value from the rest of society.' This presentation argues that public-private partnerships are such a set of institutions, with important implications for activism to challenge them.

Private equity, financial intermediaries and what they mean for development
Nicholas Hildyard

22 November 2010

The Private Sector Turn conference explored the increasing shift from public to private funding in development finance, the forms it takes and what it means for activists and affected people.

Why major reform is vital
The Corner House

18 March 2009

On 12-13 March 2009, development, environment and human rights groups from Belgium, France, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland and the UK, and local residents of the island of Jersey organised a seminar to discuss the necessity for tax haven reform and to exchange views on how governments and civil society can work towards achieving a "just transition" for tax havens that would not impact on poorer residents.

OpenSpace and CRESC held a one-day workshop in February 2010 on the underlying principles and practical prescriptions for financial reform. It was organised around three main questions: