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Inclusive Democracy

Inclusive Democracy is a political theory and political project that aim for direct democracy, economic democracy in a stateless, moneyless and marketless economy, self-management (democracy in the social realm) and ecological democracy. The theoretical project of Inclusive Democracy (ID; as distinguished from the political project which is part of the democratic and autonomy traditions) emerged from the work of political philosopher, former academic and activist Takis Fotopoulos in Towards An Inclusive Democracy and was further developed by him and other writers in the journal Democracy & Nature and its successor The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy, an electronic journal freely available and published by the International Network for Inclusive Democracy.

According to Arran Gare, Towards an Inclusive Democracy "offers a powerful new interpretation of the history and destructive dynamics of the market and provides an inspiring new vision of the future in place of both neo-liberalism and existing forms of socialism". Also, as David Freeman points out, although Fotopoulos' approach "is not openly anarchism, yet anarchism seems the formal category within which he works, given his commitment to direct democracy, municipalism and abolition of state, money and market economy".

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Takis Fotopoulos - Works - Contributions To Other Books
... Globalised Capitalism, The Eclipse of the Left and Inclusive Democracy, ed ... And as Special Issue of "The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy", Winter 2009, in English Online/PDF (with two contributions by Takis Fotopoulos, "Recent Theoretical Developments on ... A full version of this essay is published in The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy, Vol ...
Inclusive Democracy - Institutional Framework - Ecological Democracy
... green politics Four Pillars Ecological wisdom Grassroots democracy Nonviolence Social justice Schools Bright green environmentalism Deep ecology Ecocapitalism Ecofeminism · Eco-socialism Green anarchism ... Combining anti-capitalist, radical democracy, and ecological concerns in the concept of "ecological democracy," Fotopoulos defines this notion as "the ... for growth, within a process of endless concentration of power." Some critics of inclusive democracy ask what guarantees an inclusive democracy may offer in ...
Takis Fotopoulos - Inclusive Democracy
... Takis Fotopoulos developed the political project of Inclusive Democracy in 1997 (an exposition can be found in Towards An Inclusive Democracy) ... concentration of power in elites, as a result of the market economy, representative democracy and related forms of hierarchical structure ... An inclusive democracy, which involves the equal distribution of power at all levels, is seen not as a utopia (in the negative sense of the word) or a "vision" but as perhaps the ...
True Democracy - Contemporary Movements
... notable contemporary movements working for direct democracy via direct democratic praxis include Abahlali baseMjondolo – South African shack dwellers ... Registered party proposing a liquid democracy system ... Wall Street Land Party, ruralist direct democracy party in Galicia, Spain ...

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