Images of the Future: Toward a Bioregional State and Ecological Revolution

by Mark D. Whitaker July 31, 2012

March 2011, Seoul, Korea - Futures Studies lecture of Mark D. Whitaker, Ph.D., describing his comparative historical analysis of environmental degradation and environmental amelioration social movements that led him to develop the ideas of a bioregional state as a key way to achieve sustainability. Two books are quickly summarized: Toward a Bioregional State (2005) and Ecological Revolution: The Political Origins of Environmental Degradation and the Environmental Origins of Axial Religions; China, Japan, Europe (2009). Additional website information: biostate.blogspot.com ; commodityecology.blogspot.com. Ideas for short term institutional strategies toward a bioregional state are offered as well: the CDI (Civic Democratic Institution) and the Commodity Ecology, in all watersheds around the world.

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