First Text: The Politics of Social Ecology by Janet Biehl and Murray Bookchin
This is perhaps the shortest introduction to the politcs of Social Ecology and the first book read in spring 2006.
Second Text: Anarchism, Marxism and the Future of the Left by Murray Bookchin
A collection of later essays by and interviews with Bookchin.
Third Text: “Equality” by Noam Chomsky
An article from the Chomsky Reader which we all enjoyed, and maybe eventually will put online…
Fourth text: Parecon by Michael Albert
Introductory book to Albert and Hahnel’s Participatory Economics, an alternative economic system to capitalism organised according to the values of equality, diversity, solidarity and self-management.
Fifth Text: From Urbanization to Cities by Murray Bookchin
Bookchin’s historical account of municipal and confederal political organisation, as well as a plan for re-humanising modern cities.
*We are currently searching for a couple of articles to read, which will hopefully be put online when we have decided on them. Particularly hoping to get a feminist perspective on Social Ecology.*
Sixth Text: Liberating Theory by Albert, Hahnel et al.
A collaborative effort to evaluate the state of theory on the left today, dealing with intersecting oppressions and forming a vision for social change.
A Social Ecology Reading List
This is an attempt to provide a resource of books and essays on social ecology and libertarian socialism
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