Towards an Inclusive Democracy (Global Issues) (Paperback)

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Why have man and nature drifted apart? This book traces the causes of the present crisis in the process of marketization that was initiated two centuries ago, the establishment of the market economy system and the present growth economy. What marks the very foundation of every aspect of the current crisis is the concentration of power in the hands of various elites. The internationalization of today's market economy has caused significant changes in the world's economic and political structures and only furthered the concentration of economic and political power. The solution to the problem of concentration of power cannot be found inside the system that created it - the market/growth economy. Therefore, the way out of the present crisis can only be found from without rather than from within the present framework. A true democracy today can only be derived from a synthesis of two major historical traditions, the democratic and the socialist, along with the radical green, feminist and libertarian traditions. To this end, this book offers a new vision of an inclusive democracy and sketches its political and economic contours, as well as its philosophical foundations. On the threshold of a new millenium, the development of a new liberatory project, which would represent a synthesism as well as the transcendence of major social movements for change in this century, is imperative. Takis Fotopoulos taught political economics for many years, and is now the Managing Editor of Democracy and Nature (formerly Society and Nature). He is the author of Dependent Development: The case of Greece, The Gulf War; The First Battle in the North-South Conflict and The Neoliberal Consensus.
Takis Fotopoulos is a political philosopher, editor of Society &Nature/Democracy and Nature/The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy; he is also a columnist for the Athens Daily Eleftherotypia. He was previously (1969 1989) Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of North London. He is the author of Towards An Inclusive Democracy (London &New York: Cassell, 1997) which has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek and lately in Chinese. He is also the author of numerous books in Greek on development, the Gulf war, the neo-liberal consensus, the New World Order, the drug culture, the New Order in the Balkans, the new irrationalism, globalisation and the left, the war against 'terrorism', Chomsky and Albert, and the present multi-dimensional crisis. He is also the author of over 600 articles in English, American and Greek theoretical journals, magazines and newspapers, several of which have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Chinese, Portuguese, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Polish Turkish and Arab. (see here). His latest book is The Multidimensional Crisis and Inclusive Democracy, published by the International Journal of Inclusive Democracy, (2005).
Product Details ISBN: 9780304336289
ISBN-10: 0304336289
Publisher: Continnuum-3PL
Publication Date: February 1st, 1997
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Global Issues