Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace eBook


    EPUB is an ebook file format engineering, culture theft, and natural resource privatization uncovering their links to the rising tide of fundamentalism, violence against women, and planetary death Starting in the th century with the initial enclosure of the British commons, Shiva reveals how the commons continue to shrink asandnatural resources are patented and privatized 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 Yet 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 205 pages
  • Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace
  • Vandana Shiva
  • English
  • 09 July 2017
  • 9780896087453

10 thoughts on “Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace

  1. says:

    While I agreed with most of the ideas this book was promoting, I felt that it was badly organized and highly repetitive I also felt that Shiva was guilty of over romanticizing the past, as she seems to suggest that, before the rise of capitalism and industrialization, there was some workers utopia, with farmers and laborers connecting to their non commodified duties Reading her book, you would think that exploitation was invented by modernization, rather than merely taken to a greater extreme When one is promoting collectivism and worker lead industries ideas I strongly support one must go out of one s ways to avoid coming across as naive since many people think those goals are naive by definition.


  2. says:

    The ideas in this book are brilliant, foundational, and very important Shiva focuses on a few of the ways globalization and the global elite are devastating life for the rest of the planet the destruction of biodiversity, the privatization of water, the takeover of food production, and the incalculable harm being caused to the planet.I really appreciated the distinction she draws between the 3 different economies in play in the world the natural economy the work done by nature to provide resources for all life , the sustenance economy the right of all people to the means of life , and the market economy the buying and selling of commodities for commercial gain She illustrates how the latter economy has come to dominate the other two, threatening life and livelihood for thousands of people and other forms of life It was a very satisfying combination of ecological concerns with human issues concerns I also really appreciated that she didn t focus just on the depressing stuff like Eduardo Galeano She spent ample time talking about resistance and counter movements It s good to be inspired after being made really really angry That said, the structure and delivery of the book was incoherent and sometimes boring The chapter distinctions didn t seem to mean much, since she sorta talked about the same big theme in every chapter And she was veeery repetitive Still, you learn an important lesson through reading it lots of times, right The most important thing about this book was that it was able to convince my husband to finally, after years of conversation, give up Coke products Yay


  3. says:

    I love Vandana Shiva s environmental and food related philosophies, and have wanted to read her for a while Earth Democracy, while definitely resonating with me philosophically, was a little too touchy feely and unfocused in my opinion Nonetheless, the book added to my knowledge base, and intertwined the concepts it claims in its title into an intelligent argument for greater consciousness of the multiple costs modern practices inflict on people and our world.


  4. says:

    Yet another book I m reading nowThe first part is very general a lot of moralistic stand up against injustice platitudes But it starts to get better once she traces some of the history behind environmental destruction, exploitation, and injustice If you re loyal to the Brits, this might cause you some earth shattering discomfort.


  5. says:

    This reads like a speech given to the United Nations Council or at some other world conference dedicated to saving us all, or a sermon at an eco revival Her writing is strong, clear headed and to the point, no punches pulled, and if McCain had chosen her for his veep pick, I would be a republican now.


  6. says:

    A passionate indictment of capitalism from a human rights and ecologist perspective Her most powerful chapter is her first, where she deftly points out the market economy s reliance on and Faustian destruction of the living economies of nature and sustenance.


  7. says:

    A good leftist perspective on the sustainability and the nature of free market capitalism, democracy, and free trade There is some really interesting commentary on intellectual property rights, international patent law, and movements in agriculture to counter free trade and globalization.


  8. says:

    I read this for my ecofeminism class, and it was really interesting Even so than Shiva s other books, it really outlines what an alternative system Earth Democracy looks like Informative and Inspiring.


  9. says:

    I wish Shiva would give concrete examples instead of repeating herself so much, but it was very nice reading a book on development that was optimistic and provided a framework of solutions The framework can be a bit vague, but the point is that one size does not fit all.


  10. says:

    Some radical and different ways of thinking which I could agree with But her writing style is very repetitive, and her proposal for an alternative economic system sometimes feels idealistic without the a clear theoretical basis for its potential success.


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Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace[PDF / EPUB] Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace A 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 internati Justice, Sustainability, ePUB ☆ A leading voice in the struggle for global justice, Vandana Shiva is a world Earth Democracy: PDF \ renowned environmental activist and physicist In Earth Democracy, Shiva updates the struggles she helped bring Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, PDF/EPUB è 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 Starting in the th century with the initial enclosure of the British commons, Shiva reveals how the commons continue to shrink asandnatural resources are patented and privatized 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 Yet 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.


About the Author: Vandana Shiva

Justice, Sustainability, ePUB ☆ A major figurehead of the alter globalization movement as well as a major role Earth Democracy: PDF \ player in global Ecofeminism, Dr Vandana Shiva is recipient to several awards for her services Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, PDF/EPUB è in human rights, ecology and conservation Receiving her PhD in physics at the University of Western Ontario in , Dr Vandana Shivas attentions were quickly drawn towards ecological concerns.