Radical Transformation: Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization

Category: Book
By (author): MacKay, Kevin
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Advocacy
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Publisher: Between the Lines
Published: May 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 8.00in x 6.00in x 0.75in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Radical Transformation is a story about industrial civilization?s impending collapse, and about the possibilities of averting this fate. Human communities first emerged as egalitarian, democratic groups that existed in symbiotic relationship with their environments. Increasing complexity led to the emergence of oligarchy, in which societies became captive to the logic of domination, exploitation, and ecological destruction. The challenge facing us today is to build a movement that will radically transform civilization and once more align our evolutionary trajectory in the direction of democracy, equality, and ecological sustainability.

From The Publisher*An unflinching account of the dynamics of inhumanity and ecological destruction
Review Quote*

Kevin MacKay has produced an eyes-wide-open account of our civilizational crisis with rare honesty and integrity. His Radical Transformation embodies a radicalism in the best sense of going to the root of the matter and its implications for our embattled species. He moves effortlessly from the local to the universal and back again to tease out our human foibles and possibilities. A cri de ceour for sense and sanity in the face of the bulldozers of mindless growth.

Biographical Note

Kevin MacKay is a social science professor, union activist, and executive director of a sustainable community development cooperative. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and when not thinking, reading or writing about social change, can most likely be found in the woods.