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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 End 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 translated in German, Italian and Greek and will shortly appear in 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 and Globalisationn, the Left and Inclusive Democracy). Apart from his numerous writings in D&N and other journals, he has also made several contributions to French, German, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian and Greek publications.

Guido Galafassi is teaching Social Theory at the Universtity of Quilmes, Argentina, and works as a Researcher at CONICET (National Council of Scientific and Techniques Research). He is the coordinator of an International Researcher 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 and nature in the modernity.

Arran Gare is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Cultural Inquiry, Swinburne University, Australia. His research focusses on the problem of how to transform culture to create a radically new, environmentally sustainable, social order. He has published widely on Bogdanov, Needham, the metaphysical foundations of the sciences, human ecology, 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 is currently studying Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, while his main research interests lie in the field of theoretical Physics. He is a political activist and has contributed to D&N and also to various Greek libertarian journals.

Wolfgang Haug is a publisher of Trotzdem-Verlagsgenossenschaft, editor of the libertarian quarterly Schwarzer Faden and Teacher of German, English and History at different schools. He is the editor of “Angriff auf die Freiheit? Die Anschläge in den USA und die Neue Weltordnung” (Attack on Liberty? The terrorist attacks in the US and the New World Order), author of “Malstrom. Perspectives of anarchist state criticism” and of several books about anarchist and expressionist writers of the early 20th century.

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 ,The Conserver Society; Alternatives for Sustainability, London, Zed, 1995, Saving the Environment; What It Will Take, Sydney, University of N.S.W Press, 1998, and What Should We Do?, (In press). He is also developing Pigface Point, an alternative lifestyle educational site near Sydney, and a website,