Social Movements in Times of Austerity: Bringing Capitalism Back Into Protest Analysis
The recent protests at the new ECB headquarter inauguration in Frankfurt, the rise of Podemos in Spain, and the success of Syriza in Greece are just examples of how anti-austerity protests are mounting across Europe. More and more, citizens take to the streets what they see as the deterioration of democratic institutions and of the civil, political and social rights that form the basis of democracy. For a timely and insightful analysis read the new book by Donatella della Porta.
Tailor-made training schemes for WTO officials at the Academy of Global Governance
The Academy of Global Governance partners with UNCTAD to train officials from the LDCs WTO Group on trade policy rules and regulations in light of the international negotiations and the implementation of the WTO post-Bali LDC Package. Other institutions that have turned to the Academy and benefitted from the tailor-made training schemes include the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Trade Centre.