The International Journal of INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY, Vol. 4, No. 2 (April 2008)



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, Albert and Parecon, 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, Finnish, 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).


Mika Pekkola is a doctoral student of General History at the University of Jyväskylä. He is currently writing a PhD. thesis on Erich Fromm and the crisis of modernity, and editing a book on critical theory and Marx. Outside the academia, he is a creative writer and a translator. His translations include a Finnish edition of Fromm’s “The Forgotten Language”.


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.


Ted Trainer is a lecturer in the School of Social Work, University of New South Wales. His main interests have been global problems, sustainability issues, radical critiques of the economy, alternative social forms and the transition to them. He has written numerous books and articles on these topics, including Abandon Affluence, London, Zed, 1985,The Conserver Society; Alternatives for Sustainability, London, Zed, 1995, and Saving the Environment; What It Will Take, Sydney, University of N.S.W Press, 1998.  He is also developing Pigface Point, an alternative lifestyle educational site near Sydney, and a website.