John Clark teaches philosophy and environmental studies at Loyola University New Orleans. His books include _The Anarchist Moment_, La Pensée Sociale d’Elisée Reclus, and Environmental Philosophy: From Animal Rights to Radical Ecology. He has long been an activist in the Green movement, working extensively on issues such as municipal control of utilities, anti-fascism and cooperatives. He is a member of the IWW and the Left Green Network. He founded Freeport Watch, a group that monitors the human rights and environmental abuses of one of the world’s largest mining corporations. He is comoderator of the Research on Anarchism Discussion List.

Takis Fotopoulos is a writer and the editor of Democracy and Nature; 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--The Crisis of the Growth Economy and the Need for a New Liberatory Project (London & New York: Cassell, 1997) which has already been translated into Italian and Greek. He is also the author of the following books (in Greek): Dependent Development: The Case of Greece; The Gulf War: The First Battle in the North-South Conflict; The Neo-Liberal Consensus and the Crisis of the Growth Economy; The New World Order and Greece; Drugs: beyond the demonology of penalisation and the ‘progressive’ mythology of liberalisation; The New Order in the Balkans and the First War of the Internationalised Market Economy. Several of his works have been translated in French, Dutch and Norwegian.

Robley E. George left the aerospace industry in 1969 to create the Center for the Study of Democratic Societies, a research and educational institution dedicated to the examination and explanation of the properties and possibilities of democratic societies. He has presented workshops and courses on aspects of advanced, democratic socioeconomic systems and his seminal work on Socioeconomic Democracy at a number of international conferences. He is the author of numerous articles published in the U.S. and abroad. His third book, Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System, will be published in September 1999 by Praeger/Adamantine.

Dirk Holemans has degrees in bioengineering and philosophy and worked until June 1999 as a researcher at the Centre for Research into Technology, Energy and Environment at the University of Antwerp. From July 1999 he is Member of Flemish Parliament for the Green Party. His interests include sustainable development, political ecology, as well as technology and democracy. He just finished the book ‘Ecology and Citizenship. Arguing for new lifestyles’ (in Dutch, Antwerp, 1999) and is editor-in-chief of the Dutch journal ‘Oikos. Journal for Politics, Environment and Culture’.

Serge Latouche is Professor of Economics at the University of Paris-South where he currently teaches History of Economic Thought. He specialises in the North-South economic and cultural relations and the epistemology of social sciences and he has published (in French) many books and articles on these issues, several of which have been translated into other languages. His most recent books are: L’autre Afrique. Entre don et marché. Albin Michel (1998); Les dangers du marché planétaire, Presses de sciences po (1998); La mégamachine. Raison techno scientifique, raison économique et mythe du progrès, Editions La découverte (1997); La Planète des Naufragés (1995); L’Occidentalisation du Monde . Essai sur la signification, la portée et les limites de l’uniformisation planétaire, La Découverte, col. Agalma, (1989)

Dario Padovan has graduated in Political Sciences and is a Ph. D. in sociology. He currently teaches History of Sociological Thought at the University of Urbino and works at the Department of Sociology of the University of Padua. He has published articles on Sociology of ethnic relations, racism and history of italian sociology. His present research interests include: social inequalities in East Italy, problems of unsafety in neighborhoods and the history of ecological and ethical thought in social sciences. He managed International Conferences on eco-sustainable development and ecological crises and he is member of the editorial board of “AltreRagioni” and “Razzismo & Modernità” magazines, as well as a member of the International Advisory Board of Democracy & Nature.