Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace by Vandana ShivaEarth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace by Vandana Shiva

Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace

byVandana Shiva

Paperback | July 1, 2005

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&nbspA leading voice in the struggle for global justice, Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental activist and physicist. In Earth Democracy, Shiva updates the struggles she helped bring to international attention-against genetic food engineering, culture theft, and natural resource privatization - uncovering their links to the rising tide of fundamentalism, violence against women, and planetary death.&nbspStarting in the 16th century with the initial enclosure of the British commons, Shiva reveals how the commons continue to shrink as more and more natural resources are patented and privatized.&nbsp As our ecological sustainability and cultural diversity erode, so too is human life rendered disposable. Through the forces of neoliberal globalization, economic and social exclusion ignite violence across lines of difference, threatening the lives of millions.&nbspYet these brutal extinctions are not the only trend shaping human history. Struggles on the streets of Seattle and Cancun and in homes and farms across the world have yielded a set of principles based on inclusion, nonviolence, reclaiming the commons, and freely sharing the earth's resources. These ideals, which Shiva calls Earth Democracy, serves as an urgent call to peace and as the basis for a just and sustainable future.&nbsp
A world-renowned environmental leader and recipient of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award), Shiva has authored several bestselling books, most recently Earth Democracy. Activist and scientist, Shiva leads, with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, the International Forum on Globalization. Before becoming an ac...
Title:Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and PeaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.6 inPublished:July 1, 2005Publisher:South End PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:089608745X

ISBN - 13:9780896087453

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