Rethinking Democracy From the Perspective of Political Ecology

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Publication Info: Resilience.org

Date of Publication: December 3

Year of Publication: 2020

Publication City: Corvallis, OR

Publisher: Post Carbon Institue

Author(s): Víctor M. Toledo

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This piece originally appeared in Spanish in La Jornada, 1 December 2020. Translation into English by Jane K. Brundage


The issue of the governance of human societies immediately leads us to the issue of democracy, since the so-called democratic model is one of the pillars of modern civilization, today in crisis. Seen in historical perspective, governance — the ability to make collective decisions that are adequate to the extent that they are fair because they respond to the interests of the individuals who make them — became more complicated as societies grew in number of inhabitants and in functional complexity.

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