The Next Revolution

Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781781685822
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Genre: Political Science

From Athens to New York, recent mass movements around the world have challenged austerity and authoritarianism with expressions of real democracy. For more than forty years, Murray Bookchin developed these democratic aspirations into a new left politics based on popular assemblies, influencing a wide range of political thinkers and social movements. With a foreword by the best-selling author of The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin, The Next Revolution brings together Bookchin’s essays on freedom and direct democracy for the first time, offering a bold political vision that can move us from protest to social transformation. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Next Revolution

Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1781685800
Release Date: 2015-01-06

"Many similarities exist between the new movements against austerity that have emerged since 2011, ranging from Taksim Square in Turkey to the Chilean student protests, and from Greece to NYC. One of them is their return to the principles of direct democracy and their organization around popular assemblies. These ideas are hardly new - Murray Bookchin, who is one of the leading anarchist thinkers of the twentieth century, has been elaborating ideas about popular assemblies for several decades that have influenced thinkers such as David Harvey. The Next Revolution brings together Bookchin's writings on popular assemblies for the first time, just as his ideas are rekindling the radical imagination worldwide"--

Defending the Earth

Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 0896083829
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Nature

Defending the Earth brings together two of the main protagonists in the heated deep vs. social ecology debate: eco-philosopher Murray Bookchin and Earth First! founder Dave Foreman. Bookchin and Foreman seek common ground and cooperatively explore their differing, though often overlapping, perspectives on a wide variety of issues.

The Philosophy of Social Ecology

Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: Black Rose Books Limited
ISBN: 155164018X
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Nature

A useful corrective to simplistic thinking about the human predicament.—Canadian Book Review Annual "Bookchin expands upon the concept of natural evolution and delivers it from the trap of mechanistic thinking."—Imprint

Social Ecology and Communalism

Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: A K PressDistribution
ISBN: 1904859496
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Nature

A collection of essays by the late Murray Bookchin, the acclaimed writer and activist who spent most of his life working towards a better world. The basic premise of social ecology is to re-harmonise the balance between society and nature, to create a rational ecological society - aims that are increasingly vital and increasingly a part of the mainstream political discourse. This collection of essays give an overview and introduction to his ideas.

Social Structures of Direct Democracy

Author: John Asimakopoulos
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004262751
Release Date: 2014-06-27
Genre: Social Science

In Social Structures of Direct Democracy John Asimakopoulos develops a political economy of structural equality making strong empirical arguments for radical transformation toward direct democracy by filling positions of political and economic authority with randomly selected citizens.

Post scarcity Anarchism

Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: A K PressDistribution
ISBN: 1904859062
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

From the 'Working Classics Series ' comes this modern anarchist classic, bringing an inspiring vision of how a non-hierarchical, ecologically minded and non-capitalist society can equitably meet human needs. Bookchin argues that material scarcity need no longer plague human history. Through the dissolution of hierarchical relations, social and cultural potentials can now be fulfilled in our 'post-scarcity' era.

Toward an Ecological Society

Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: Montréal : Black Rose Books
ISBN: 0919618987
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Nature

"Bookchin's great virtue is that he constantly relates his theories to society as it is."George Woodcock"Bookchin is capable of penetrating, finely indignant historical analysis. Another stimulating collection."In These Times"A work that gives abundant evidence of its author's position at the centre of debate."Telos

Remaking society

Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: South End Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015018838733
Release Date: 1990-03
Genre: Nature

Argues that the solution to today's global ecological crisis depends on decentralized democratic communities, ecologically safe technologies, organic agriculture, and humanly scaled industries

Green Political Thought

Author: Andrew Dobson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134597130
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Political Science

Andrew Dobson's highly acclaimed introduction to green political thought is now available in a new edition. It has been fully revised and updated to take into account the areas that have grown in importance since the last edition was published. The third edition includes: * a comparison of ecologism with other principal modern ideologies, such as liberalism, conservatism, fascism, socialism, feminism and anarchism * an assessment of the relationship between green thinking and democracy, justice and citizenship * an exploration of 'sustainable development' addressing the fundamental question of 'what to sustain?' * real environmental problems and how green thinking relates to them.

Democratic Confederalism

Author: Abdullah Ocalan
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9783942961189
Release Date: 2015-01-07
Genre: History

In this essay Öcalan's political project, the Democratic Confederalism, is developed systematically. A fundamental criticism of the nation state is followed by a description of its possible alternative, a transnational grass-roots democracy. The texts that form this essay have been compiled from several of Öcalan's, as of today, still untranslated books.

Recovering Bookchin

Author: Andy Price
ISBN: 8293064161
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Political Science

Through a body of political and philosophical ideas that he called social ecology, Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) elucidated one of the first intellectual responses to the ecological crisis. According to Bookchin, the causes of our present environmental problems lay in a long history of social domination and exploitation, that only could be remedied by a new liberatory project centered around direct democratic cities, a moral economy and confederalism. However, over the last two decades of his life Bookchin's ideas slipped from focus, obscured by the emergence of a crude caricature of him as a dogmatic sectarian who intended to dominate the radical left for his own personal motivations. In Recovering Bookchin, political philosopher Andy Price recounts the debates between Bookchin and the deep ecologists, the anarchists and primitivists, identifying and critically discounting the Bookchin caricature as a body of critique leveled against Bookchin the person rather than his ideas. Price argues that by looking afresh at his work, Bookchin's contribution provides a coherent practical and theoretical response to the ecological and social crises of our time.