vol.7, no.1, (March 2001)




Ben Agger is Professor of Sociology and Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he also directs the Center for Theory.  His most recent book is Public Sociology, and he is working on Self and Cybersociety and Do Books Write Authors?.

Steven Best
is Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Texas, El Paso.  He is the co-author with Douglas Kellner of Postmodern Theory: Critical Interrogations, The Postmodern Turn, and The Postmodern Adventure , as well as The Politics of Historical Vision.

Carl Boggs
is the author of numerous books in the fields of contemporary social and political theory, European politics, and popular movements, including The Impasse of European Communism (1982), The Two Revolutions: Cramscl and the Dilemmas of Western Marxism (1984), Social Movements and Political Power (1986), Intellectuals and the Crisis of Modernity (1993), The Socialist Tradition (1996), and The End of Politics: Corporate Power and the Decline of the Public Sphere (Guilford, 2000). With Tom Pollard, he is completing a book titled Postmodern Cinema. He has taught at Washington University in St. Louis, UCLA, USC, U.C., Irvine, and Carleton University in Ottawa. For the past 12 years he has been professor of social sciences at National University in Los Angeles.

Tim Duvall
is Assistant Professor of Government and Politics at St. John's University in New York.  He has published articles, with co-author Paul Dotson, on Aristotle and Nietzsche.  He is currently deepening his critique of the science of politics in a book entitled Political Science: The Discipline, Citizenship, and American Democracy.

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 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 was also published in Italian  and Greek and will shortly appear in Gerrman, French and Spanish. 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; Religion, Autonomy and Democracy; From the Athenian Democracy to Inclusive Democracy. He has also made contributions  in French, German, Dutch and Norwegian publications.

Arran Gare
is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Cultural Inquiry, Swinburne University, Australia. His research focusses on the problem of  understanding and creating the cultural conditions for a radical transformation of society. He has published Nihilism Incorporated: European Civilization and Environmental Destruction; Beyond European Civilization: Marxism, Process Philosophy and the Environment; Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis and Nihilism Inc.: Environmental Destruction and the Metaphysics of Sustainability. With Robert Elliot he also edited the anthology Environmental Philosophy. He is the Director of the Joseph Needham Centre for Complex Processes Research and is a member of the International Advisory Board of Democracy and Nature.

David Ingram is a professor of philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago.His major publications include Group rights: reconciling equality and difference, (University Press of Kansas, 2000); Reason, history and politics: the communitarian grounds of reason in the modern age (State University of New York Press, 1995); Critical theory and philosophy (Paragon House, 1900); Habermas and the dialectic of reason (Yale University Press, 1987).

Douglas Kellner
is George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education Chair at University of California, Los Angeles. Together with Steve Best, they have authored a postmodern trilogy: Postmodern Theory: Critical Interrogations, The Postmodern Turn, and The Postmodern Adventure: Science, Technology, and Cultural Studies at the Third Millenium.

Tom Pollard
has been professor of humanities and social sciences at National University in San Jose for the past 14 years. He has done extensive work in the field of film and television documentary production. His TV credits include co-writing a hosting a one-hour documentary, The Maya Pompeii (1996), which aired on the Discovery Channel, along with research and camera work for Paradise Rent (1999-2000), broadcast over PBS networks in England and Australia. He serves as technical consultant fir Weird Homes of North America, a TV series that has received several international awards. Aside from his work with Carl Boggs on Postmodern Cinema, he is currently scripting a one-hour TV documentary of the life of pioneer Canadian feminist Emily Murphy.

Simon Tormey
teaches politics and critical theory at the University of Nottingham.  He is the author of numerous books and articles including Making Sense of Tyranny: Interpretations of Totalitarianism (MUP, 1995), Politics at the Edge (co-edited with Chris Pierson) (Macmillan, 2000) and Agnes Heller: Socialism, Autonomy and the Postmodern (MUP, 2001).