DEMOCRACY & NATURE: The International Journal of INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY, Vol.9, No.2 (July 2003)



Ömer Çaha is Assoc. Prof. of Political Science and Chairman of the Department of Public Administration at Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey. He is the author of the following books: Women and Civil Society in Turkey (Italy: European Press, 2003) (forthcoming); Political Behavior and Parties (Istanbull: Gendaş, 2003), (Forthcoming); Selected Writings on Open Society (Istanbul: Gendaş, 2003); Four Movements, Four Politics (Istanbul: Zaman, 2001); From Transcendental State to Civil Society (Istanbul: Gendaş, 2000); Civil Society, Intellectuals and Democracy (Istanbul: İz, 1999); Civil Women: Civil Society and Feminism in Turkey (Ankara: Vadi, 1996).

Takis Fotopoulos is a writer and the editor of Democracy & 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 has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Italian and Greek. He is also the author of several books in Greek (Dependent Development; The Gulf War; The Neo-Liberal Consensus; The New World Order; 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; Globalisation, the Left and Inclusive Democracy; and The War Against ‘Terrorism’: the Elites’ Generalised Attack). Apart from his numerous writings in D&N and other international journals, he has also made several contributions to French, German, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian and Greek publications.

John Gerassi is Professor of Political Science at Queens College of the City University of New York and author of 14 books including The American Way of Crime (in France: Le Crime a l’Americaine, Fayard, 1980) and Jean-Paul Sartre: Hated Conscience of His Century (Sartre, Conscience haie de son siecle, Edition du Rocher, 1992).

Alexandros Gezerlis is assistant editor of Democracy & Nature and editor of the Greek journal Inclusive Democracy. He has graduated in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a political activist and has contributed to Democracy & Nature and also to Greek libertarian journals.

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-Economic Life of the Hill Pandaram (Athlone Press, 1982), Common Mushrooms of Malawi (Oslo University, 1987), Anthropological Studies of Religion (Cambridge University Press, 1987), Western Conceptions 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).

Yorgos Oikonomou works as a teacher in an Athens high school and has studied in Athens and Paris (DEA of philosophy). He has published texts in newspapers and reviews and was the editor of a special issue of the Greek review “Nea Koinoniologia” in honour of Cornelius Castoriadis on the 3rd anniversary after his death.

George Skoulas teaches sociology and European politics at the Technological Educational Institute of Crete. He has previously taught at York University of Toronto Canada, University of Wilfrid Laurier at Waterloo Ontario and University of Crete. He is the Author of Social Classes and State: Forms of State & Class practices in Modern Europe (Athens: Publications Papazisi, 1996) and a forthcoming book Contemporary Society and Critical Theory (Athens: Publications Papazisi). His main interests are the political ideas and democratic theory in 19th and 20th centuries, class & power analyses with an emphasis on the sociological and critical theoretical research.

Damon A. Young is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Inquiry, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, and has a background in philosophy, literature, and media studies. He is also a participant in the Joseph Needham Centre for Complex Processes Research. His work has appeared in Democracy and Nature, Disability and Society, and Philosophy Today. Every now and then, he tries to resurrect the idea of an anthology of short stories by Australian and New Zealand philosophers.