Fotopoulos, Takis 1940-

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FOTOPOULOS, Takis 1940-

PERSONAL: Born October 14, 1940, in Greece; son of Constantine (a civil servant) and Georgia (Fotaki) Fotopoulos; married Sia Mamareli (a lawyer and claims adjuster), July, 1966; children: Costas. Education: University of Athens, LL.B., 1963, degree in economics and politics, 1965; London School of Economics and Political Science, London, M.Sc., 1968.

ADDRESSES: Home—20 Woodberry Way, London N12 0HG, England; fax: 02-08-446-1633. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: University of North London, London, England, senior lecturer in economics, 1969-89; Democracy and Nature, editor, 1992—.


Dependent Development: The Case of Greece, Exantas (Athens, Greece), 1985.

The Gulf War: The First Battle in the North-South Conflict, Exantas (Athens, Greece), 1991.

The Neoliberal Consensus and the Crisis of the Growth Economy, Gordios (Athens, Greece), 1993.

The New World Order and Greece, Kastaniotis (Athens, Greece), 1997.

Towards an Inclusive Democracy: The Crisis of the Growth Economy and the Need for a New Liberatory Project, Cassell (New York, NY), 1997.

Drugs: An Alternative Approach, Free Press (Athens, Greece), 1999.

The New Order in the Balkans, Staxy (Athens, Greece), 1999.

Religion, Autonomy, Democracy: The Rise of New Irrationalism, Free Press (Athens, Greece), 2000.

Globalization, the Left, and Inclusive Democracy, Ellinika Grammata (Athens, Greece), 2002.

Columnist for the Athenian daily, Eleftherotypia, 1990—. Contributor to periodicals, including Democracy and Nature.

Fotopoulos's work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Greek.

SIDELIGHTS: Takis Fotopoulos once told CA: "My primary motivation in writing has been to develop a new political project; that is, the project for an inclusive democracy (political, economic, ecological, and democracy in the social realm). The aim of this project is to reintegrate society with economy, polity, and nature. It represents a synthesis of the socialist and democratic traditions, which also encompasses the new social movements (feminist, green, et cetera). I started developing this project in my articles for the journal Democracy and Nature, and I further expanded it in my books, Towards an Inclusive Democracy: The Crisis of the Growth Economy and the Need for a New Liberatory Project and Globalization, the Left, and Inclusive Democracy."