Download Book in PDF format. You can Read Online here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Next Revolution

Author : Murray Bookchin
ISBN : 9781781685822
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 84. 22 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 501
Read : 1076

Download Now


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
ISBN : 1781685800
Genre : POLITICAL SCIENCE
File Size : 33. 96 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 972
Read : 909

Download Now


"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"--

The Murray Bookchin Reader

Author : Janet Biehl
ISBN : 1551641186
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 64. 94 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 841
Read : 958

Download Now



Direct Democracy Worldwide

Author : David Altman
ISBN : 9781139495431
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 81. 95 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 144
Read : 742

Download Now


Challenging the common assumption that models of direct democracy and representative democracy are necessarily at odds, Direct Democracy Worldwide demonstrates how practices of direct and representative democracy interact under different institutional settings and uncovers the conditions that allow them to coexist in a mutually reinforcing manner. Whereas citizen-initiated mechanisms of direct democracy can spur productive relationships between citizens and political parties, other mechanisms of direct democracy often help leaders bypass other representative institutions, undermining republican checks and balances. The book also demonstrates that the embrace of direct democracy is costly, may generate uncertainties and inconsistencies, and can be manipulated. Nonetheless, the promise of direct democracy should not be dismissed. Direct democracy is much more than a simple, pragmatic second choice when representative democracy seems not to be working as expected. Properly designed, it can empower citizens, breaking through some of the institutionalized barriers to accountability that arise in representative systems.

Social Ecology And Communalism

Author : Murray Bookchin
ISBN : 1904859496
Genre : Nature
File Size : 33. 44 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 788
Read : 891

Download Now


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.

Defending The Earth

Author : Murray Bookchin
ISBN : 0896083829
Genre : Nature
File Size : 55. 77 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 462
Read : 787

Download Now


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.

Post Scarcity Anarchism

Author : Murray Bookchin
ISBN : 1904859062
Genre : History
File Size : 73. 26 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 289
Read : 445

Download Now


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.

Remaking Society

Author : Murray Bookchin
ISBN : UOM:39015018838733
Genre : Nature
File Size : 77. 80 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 566
Read : 1142

Download Now


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

Social Anarchism Or Lifestyle Anarchism

Author : Murray Bookchin
ISBN : 187317683X
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 82. 18 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 679
Read : 1102

Download Now


This book asks - and tries to answer - several basic questions that affect all Leftists today. Will anarchism remain a revolutionary social movement or become a chic boutique lifestyle subculture? Will its primary goals be the complete transformation of a hierarchical, class, and irrational society into a libertarian communist one? Or will it become an ideology focused on personal well-being, spiritual redemption, and self-realization within the existing society? In an era of privatism, kicks, introversion, and postmodernist nihilism, Murray Bookchin forcefully examines the growing nihilistic trends that threaten to undermine the revolutionary tradition of anarchism and co-opt its fragments into a harmless personalistic, yuppie ideology of social accommodation that presents no threat to the existing powers that be. This small book, tightly reasoned and documented, should be of interest to all radicals in the "postmodern age", socialists as well as anarchists, for whom the Left seems in hopeless disarray.

The Limits Of The City

Author : Murray Bookchin
ISBN : 0920057349
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 58. 42 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 682
Read : 178

Download Now



Top Download:

Best Books