The International Journal of INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY, Vol. 4, No. 1 (January 2008)



Sharon Beder is a visiting professorial fellow in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Much of her research has focused on how power relationships are maintained and challenged, particularly by corporations. Her books include Global Spin: The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism (1997, 2002), Selling the Work Ethic: From Puritan Pulpit to Corporate PR (2000), Power Play: The Fight to Control the World’s Electricity (2003), Environmental Principles and Policies (2006), Suiting Themselves: How Corporations Drive the Global Agenda (2006) and Free Market Missionaries: The Corporate Manipulation of Community Values (2006). 

Takis Fotopoulos is a political philosopher, editor of Society & Nature/Democracy and Nature/The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy; 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, Greek and lately in Chinese. He is also the author of numerous books in Greek on development, the Gulf war, the neo-liberal consensus, the New World Order, the drug culture, the New Order in the Balkans, the new irrationalism, globalisation and the left, the war against ‘terrorism’, Chomsky and Albert, and the present multi-dimensional crisis. He is also the author of  over 600 articles in English, American and Greek theoretical journals, magazines and newspapers, several of which have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Chinese, Portuguese, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Polish Turkish and Arab. (see Takis Fotopoulos' Archive).  His latest book is The Multidimensional Crisis and Inclusive Democracy, published by the International Journal of Inclusive Democracy, (2005).

John Sargis  is a political activist and organizer in Paterson, New Jersey. He is also  assistant editor of The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy to which he makes frequent contributions. He taught secondary school biology in Paterson, New Jersey for twenty-six years and he also used to function as a union leader.