DEMOCRACY & NATURE: The International Journal of INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY, Vol.9, No.3 (November 2003)



Takis Fotopoulos is a writer and the editor of D&N; 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.

David Freeman works in the School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University, Australia.  His research interests include empirical and conceptual developments in citizenship, democracy, social inclusion and the public sphere. 

Guido Galafassi is teaching Social Theory at the University of Quilmes, Argentina, and works as a Researcher at CONICET (National Council of Scientific and Techniques Research). He is the co-ordinator of an International Research Network on Development, Nature and Society, and the editor of Theomai Journal, Society, Nature and Development Studies. He is also member of the International Advisory Board of Democracy & Nature and Problemas del Desarrollo. He has published numerous articles and two books (in Spanish) on the ecological and social problems in Latin America and on Social Theory. He is currently deepening his critique of the social and economic thought in a book on the ideas of progress, nature and social movements in  modernity. 

Arran Gare is Reader in Philosophy and Cultural Inquiry, Swinburne University, Australia and editor of Process Metaphysics: A Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy. His research focuses on transforming culture to create an environmentally sustainable social order. He has published widely on process metaphysics, the metaphysical foundations of the sciences, complexity theory, human ecology, the emergent theory of mind, social and cultural theory and political philosophy, and is the author of  a number of books, including Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis (London: Routledge, 1995) and Nihilism Inc.: Environmental Destruction and the Metaphysics of Sustainability (Sydney: Eco-Logical Press, 1996).  

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. 

Serge Latouche is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Paris-Sud (XI Sceaux / Orsay). He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the journals Ecologia politica (Rome), L'homme et la société (Paris), la Revue du MAUSS (Paris) and Democracy and Nature (London). He is the author of many books and articles some of which have been translated in foreign languages: Justice sans limites. Le défi de l'éthique dans une économie mondialisée (Fayard, 2003); La déraison de la raison économique (Albin Michel, 2001); La planète uniforme (ed. Climats, 2000); L'autre Afrique. Entre don et marché (Albin Michel, Paris, 1998); Les dangers du marché planétaire (Presses de sciences po. 1997); La mégamachine (Editions La découverte, 1995); La Planète des Naufragés (Editions La Découverte, 1991); L'occidentalisation du Monde (La Découverte, 1989);   Faut-il refuser le développement ? (PUF, col, Economie en liberté, Paris, 1986). 

Michael Levin teaches political theory at Goldsmiths' College, University of London. He has previously taught at the Universities of Leicester, Leeds and Wales, and has twice been a Visiting Professor in Sociology at San Diego State University, California, USA. He is the author of  Marx, Engels and Liberal Democracy(Macmillan,1989), The Spectre of Democracy. The Rise of Modern Democracy as seen by its Critics (Macmillan, 1992), The Condition of England Question. Carlyle, Mill, Engels (Macmillan,1998) and J.S.Mill on Civilization and Barbarism (Cass, forthcoming 2003). His main interests are in 19th century political ideas, particularly in respect of democracy and imperialism. 

Takis Nikolopoulos is a professor of European and Environmental Law at the Technological Educational Institute of Messologhi, Greece, and a visiting professor at Patras University teaching Environmental Law and Politics at a postgraduate level. He was previously a visiting professor at the University of Nancy II (France) where he taught for many years European Law. He has written more than thirty articles on European and Environmental Law and Social Economy, which have been published in several learned journals  and conference proceedings. He is also a contributor to the Greek newspaper “SUNDAY VIMA” writing book reviews. 

Dario Padovan  is a graduate in Political Sciences and Ph. D. in Sociology. He currently teaches Sociology at the University of Turin. He published articles on Sociology of ethnic relations, racism and history of italian sociology. He is doing at present research on urban ecology, problems of unsafety in neighborhoods and racist thought during the fascist period. He managed several International Conferences on eco-sustainable development and ecological crises. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Theomai and the magazine Razzismo & Modernita, as well as a member of the International Advisory Board of Democracy & Nature. He recently published the following articles: “The concept if social metabolism in classical sociology, Theomai, no.2, 2003 and “The current relevance of environmentalist movement in changing the lifestyle” (2002), in 

Rafael Spósito is a sociologist who worked as university professor until 1999. He was born and still lives in Villa del Cerro, one of working districts of libertaria tradition of Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. Militant anarchist since his adolescence, he engaged in diverse organizational attempts as a member of  the student movement and later as a trade unionist.  Among other experiences of communitarian social management, he took part in the administration of a university experiment on education and service in a popular district, as well as in representing the union of professors.