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Earth Democracy : Justice, Sustainability and Peace

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A leading voice in the environmental movement, Vandana Shiva has played a key role in bringing the struggles for social and ecological justice to international attention. Earth Democracy remains one of her key works, in which she addresses some of the most pressing issues of our age - the privatization of our natural resources, the looming environmental crisis, and the rising tide of fundamentalism and violence against women. Shiva sees these developments as part of a long-running historical process, by which the global commons has been steadily eroded by the increasing commodification of our shared resources. Neoliberal globalization has resulted in social and economic exclusion, fuelled violent conflicts around the world and now threatens the very future of our planet. In spite of all this, Shiva still sees cause for hope. Across the globe, a new wave of protest movements are championing alternatives based on inclusion, nonviolence, the free sharing of resources and the reclamation of the commons. Shiva argues that these ideals can serve as the basis for "earth democracy", and for a more just and sustainable future. This edition features a new preface by the author, in which she outlines recent developments in ecology and environmentalism, and offers new prescriptions for the environmental movement.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 136 x 210 x 16mm | 281.23g
  • ZED BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Notes, Index
  • 1842777777
  • 9781842777770
  • 414,266

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'Shiva is a burst of creative energy, an intellectual power.' The Progressive 'One of the world's most prominent radical scientists.' The Guardian 'A leading thinker who has eloquently blended her views on the environment, agriculture, spirituality, and women's rights into a powerful philosophy.' Utne Reader 'In Earth Democracy, Shiva provides us with yet another commanding book that evaluates the fragile relationships between man and the environment.' Caroline Vail, The Ecologist 'Shiva is a burst of creative energy, an intellectual power.' The Progressive 'One of the world's most prominent radical scientists.' The Guardian 'A leading thinker who has eloquently blended her views on the environment, agriculture, spirituality, and women's rights into a powerful philosophy.' Utne Reader 'In Earth Democracy, Shiva provides us with yet another commanding book that evaluates the fragile relationships between man and the environment.' Caroline Vail, The Ecologist

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About Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned environmental leader and thinker, is director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology, and Ecology. Her many books include: Ecofeminism; Earth Democracy; and Staying Alive. Shiva has served as an adviser to governments in India and abroad as well as non-governmental organizations including the Women's Environment & Development Organization and the Third World Network. She is one of the leaders of the International Forum on Globalization, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (1993).

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Table of contents

Introduction 1. Principles of Earth Democracy 2. Living Economies 3. Living Democracies 4. Living Cultures 5. Earth Democracy in Action Notes Index

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