Democracy & Nature

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Democracy & Nature : The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy  
Democracy & Nature's front cover.jpg
Former names
Society & Nature
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Democr. Nat.
Discipline Political science
Language English
Edited by Takis Fotopoulos
Publication details
Aigis Publications, Taylor & Francis (United Kingdom)
Publication history
Frequency Triannual
ISSN 1085-5661 (print)
1469-3720 (web)
LCCN 96640829
OCLC no. 33396638

Democracy & Nature was a theoretical academic journal established in 1992 by Takis Fotopoulos as Society and Nature, obtaining its later name in 1995.[1] Four volumes of three issues each were released by Aigis Publications from 1992 to 1999.[2] From 1999 to 2003, five more volumes were released by Taylor & Francis.[3] Publication ceased at the end of 2003, after which Fotopoulos established a new journal, The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy.[4]


Democracy & Nature‍‍ '​‍s stated aim was to be a forum for a "new conception of democracy", given the name Inclusive Democracy in 1997. While maintaining that core function, the journal expanded to include coverage of a spectrum of radical alternative views.[5]


The journal organized each issue around a central theme, which included themes like:

Society and Nature (1992 – 1995)[edit]

  • “The Philosophy of Ecology” (Vol.1, No.2, 1992) with contributions by Takis Fotopoulos, Marcello Cini, John Clark, Murray Bookchin, Grover Foley, Henryk Skolimowski, Arne Naess, Robyn Eckersley, James O’Connor, Cornelius Castoriadis and Ward Churchill.
  • “Nationalism and the new Word Order” (Vol.2, No.2, 1994) with contributions by Noam Chomsky, Murray Bookchin, Takis Fotopoulos, Cornelius Castoriadis, Carl Boggs, Janet Biehl, David Hyndman and Levita Duhaylungsod.
  • "The Expansion of the South" (Vol.3, No.1, 1995), with contributions by Andre Gunder Frank, Ted Trainer, Takis Fotopoulos, E.G. Vallianatos, Daniel Chodorkoff and Catherine Pal.

Democracy & Nature (1995 – 2003)[edit]

  • “Democracy and Liberalism” (Vol.3, No.2, 1995) with contributions by Murray Bookchin, Cornelius Castoriadis, Takis Fotopoulos, Thomas S. Martin and William McKercher.
  • “Marx versus Proudhon” (Vol.6, No.1, 2000) with contributions by Lutz Roemheld, Johannes Hilmer and Takis Fotopoulos.
  • "Postmodernism and the Democractic Project" (Vol.7, No.1, 2001), with contributions by Cornelius Castoriadis, Takis Fotopoulos, Arran Gare, Steven Best, Douglas Kellner, Simon Tormey, David Ingram, Tom Pollard and Ben Agger.
  • "The 'War' against Terrorism" (Vol.8, No.2, 2002), with contributions by Takis Fotopoulos, Carl Boggs, Arran Gare, Ted Trainer and Wolfgang Haug.
  • "Education, Paideia and Democracy" (Vol.9, No.1, 2003), with contributions by Takis Fotopoulos, Douglas Kellner, Peter McLaren, Henry Giroux and Peter Pericles Trifonas.
  • And in the last issue that published under the name Democracy & Nature (Vol.9, No.3, 2003) (before proceed with a new name The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy which is published since then and is dedicated to the Inclusive Democracy Project), “The Inclusive Democracy Project: Six Years On” with contributions by Michael Levin, Arran Gare, David Freeman, Serge Latouche, Jean-Claude Richard, Rafael Sposito, Guido Galafassi, Takis Fotopoulos and Jorge Camil.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal was abstracted and indexed in International Political Science Abstracts, Political Science Complete,[6] and Academic Search Premier/Complete.[7]


  1. ^ “Society and Nature (1992-1995),” Institute for Social Ecology (August 2nd, 2010). Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Democracy and Nature Vol 3, No 3," Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Democracy & Nature," Taylor & Francis. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  4. ^ The Editorial Committee ”Editorial,” The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy, Vol.1, No.1 (October 2004). Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  5. ^ “Why 'Democracy & Nature'?,” Democracy and Nature, Vol. 3, No. 2, issue 8 (1995). Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  6. ^ "DEMOCRACY AND NATURE - 1085-5661". Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals. MIAR. 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  7. ^ "Academic Search Complete: Magazines and Journals". EBSCO Information Services. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 

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