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Gökhan Bacik is a lecturer at Fatih University (Turkey). He is the author of several articles including “The Rise of the Turkish Nationalist Action Party and Turkish Politics”, Nationalism & Ethnic Politics; “The Kurdish Question” (Book Review on Robert Olson’s Book), Turkish Studies Journal; “The End of Turkish Modernization”, Revista de Humanidades; The Questions of Muslim Political Discourse: Muslims and the Concepts of West and Science””, Journal of Economic and Social Research (forthcoming).

Sharon Beder is an associate professor and head of the Science, Technology and Society program at the University of Wollongong. She is author of Selling the Work Ethic: From Puritan Pulpit to Corporate PR (Zed Books, London, 2000), Global Spin: The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism (Green Books, Devon, 1997), The New Engineer (Macmillan, Melbourne, 1998), The Nature of Sustainable Development (Scribe, Melbourne, 1996)  and Toxic Fish and Sewer Surfing (Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1989). She is a member of the International Advisory Board of Democracy and Nature.

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: Gramsci and the Dilemmas of Western Marxism (1984), Social Movements and Political Power (1986), Intellectuals and the Crisis of Modernity (1993), The Socialist Tradition: from Crisis to Decline (1996), and The LEnd of Politics: Corporate Power and the Decline of the Public Sphere (2000).  With Tom Pollard, he is completing a book titled Postmodern Cinema.  He has taught at Washington University in St. Louis, UCLA, USC, UC, Irvine, and Carleton University in Ottawa.  For the past 13 years has has been professor of social sciences at National University in Los Angeles.

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  (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 several books in Greek (Dependent Development, The Gulf War, The Neo-Liberal Consensus, The New World Order, Drugs, The New Order in the Balkans, Religion, Autonomy and Democracy, From the Athenian Democracy to Inclusive Democracy). Apart from his numerous writings in D&N and other journals, he has also made several contributions to French, German, Dutch and Norwegian publications.

Timothy W. Luke is University Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.  He has just completed a new critical study of ideological politics at a number of major museums in the United States, which is entitled Μuseum pieces: probing the powerplays at culture, history, nature,  and technology museums (University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming).  His most recent books are Capitalism, democracy, and ecology: departing from Marx  (University of Illinois Press, 1999), and Ecocritique: contesting the politics of nature, economy, and culture  (University of Minnesota Press, 1997).   He also is the author of Shows of force: politics, power, and ideology in art exhibitions  (Duke University Press, 1992).

Brian Morris is professor in Social Anthropology at Goldsmith's College. He has written books and published articles on a wide range of topics and issues, in the fields of botany, ecology, ethnobiology, religion, history, philosophy, as well as anthropology, His books include: Forest Traders: A Socio-Econamic Life of the Hill Pandaram (Athlone Press, 1982), Common Mushrooms of Malawi (Oslo University, 1987), Anthropological Studies of Religion (Cambridge University Press, 1987), Western Coceptions of the Individual (Berg, 1991), Bakunin: Philosopher of Freedom (Montreal, Black Rose, 1993), Anthropology of the Self (Pluto Press, 1994) and Power of Animals (Berg, 1998)

Ariel Salleh is a community activist and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Inquiry at the University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury. Between 1990-92, she was Adjunct Professor and visiting scholar in the Environmental Conservation Education program at New York University. She is author of Ecofeminism as Politics: nature, Marx and the postmodern (London: Zed Books, 1997) and some 70 articles in journals including Environmental Values and Environmental Politics (UK). Her gender critique of deep ecology resulted in a decade long controversy in the pages of Environmental Ethics (US).

Jasmin Sydee is a research assistant with the Science, Technology and Society program at the University of Wollongong. She is also currently engaged in actions concerning youth empowerment in environmental decision making, and community education through waste management practices.