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.
Contents of book
Introduction: Democracy is dead, long live democracies!
Democracy, power and sovereignty in today’s Europe
A Global Post-Democratic Order
Economics as Ideology: Challenging Expert Political Power
The Tyranny of Global Finance
Multi-stakeholder Governance: A corporate push for a new form of global governance
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
Precarity, Power and Democracy
Freedom technologists and the future of global justice
The open source city as the transnational democratic future
Power in India: Radical Pathways
Ashish Kothari and Pallav Das