An analysis of the growth economy, this book traces the causes of the present crisis in the modern market system, initiated two centuries ago with the establishment of the market economy system which has led to the present growth economy. It concludes that a true democracy can only be derived from a synthesis of the democratic and socialist traditions, along with the radical green, feminist and libertarian ideologies. To this end, this text offers a new vision of an inclusive democracy.
Takis Fotopoulos is a political philosopher, editor of Society &Nature/Democracy and Nature/The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy; 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 has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek and lately in Chinese. He is also the author of numerous books in Greek on development, the Gulf war, the neo-liberal consensus, the New World Order, the drug culture, the New Order in the Balkans, the new irrationalism, globalisation and the left, the war against 'terrorism', Chomsky and Albert, and the present multi-dimensional crisis. He is also the author of over 600 articles in English, American and Greek theoretical journals, magazines and newspapers, several of which have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Chinese, Portuguese, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Polish Turkish and Arab. (see here). His latest book is The Multidimensional Crisis and Inclusive Democracy, published by the International Journal of Inclusive Democracy, (2005).