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Democracy & Nature

Democracy & Nature was a peer-reviewed academic journal of Politics 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 Routledge.[3] Publication ceased at the end of 2003, after which Fotopoulos established a new journal, The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy.[4]

Democracy & Nature : The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy  
Democracy & Nature's front cover.jpg
DisciplinePolitical science
Edited byTakis Fotopoulos
Publication details
Former name(s)
Society & Nature
Aigis Publications (1992–1999)
Routledge (1999–2003)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Democr. Nat.
ISSN1085-5661 (print)
1469-3720 (web)
OCLC no.33396638

Political orientationEdit

In the editorial of the first issue of the journal it is stated that the ambition of the journal would be "to initiate an urgently needed dialogue on the crucial question of developing a new liberatory social project, at a moment in History when the Left has abandoned this traditional role" and specified that the new project should be seen as the outcome of a synthesis of the democratic, libertarian socialist and radical Green traditions.[5] It was out of this theoretical work and the dialogue which developed in the journal between 1992 and 1997 that the Inclusive Democracy project was born.[6]

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal was abstracted and indexed in EBSCO databases (Alternative Press Index, Political Science Complete,[7] and Academic Search Premier/Complete),[8] International Political Science Abstracts and International Bibliography of the Social Sciences.


  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. ^ Takis Fotopoulos "Editorial" Democracy & Nature, Vol.9, No.3 November 2003).
  6. ^ See "The Inclusive Democracy project – six years on", Democracy & Nature, The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy Vol. 9, No. 3 (November 2003), in which several of the journal's contributors discuss the significance of the ID project that was first presented in this journal, before the publication of Takis Fotopoulos' Towards An Inclusive Democracy. The Crisis of the Growth Economy and the Need for a New Liberatory Project (London/New York: Cassell Continuum, 1997).
  7. ^ "DEMOCRACY AND NATURE - 1085-5661". Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals. 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  8. ^ "Academic Search Complete: Magazines and Journals". EBSCO Information Services. Retrieved 2014-06-24.

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