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Radical Transformation

Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization

by (author) Kevin MacKay

Between the Lines
Initial publish date
Jun 2017
Political Advocacy, Environmental Conservation & Protection, General, Sustainable Development
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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.

About the author

Kevin MacKay is a writer, community organizer, union activist and social science professor. He has lived in Hamilton for over thirty years and for the past fifteen years he has acted as Executive Director of the Sky Dragon Community Development Co-operative. In 2017 Kevin published Radical Transformation: Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization, with Between the Lines. He is currently working on a second book, A New Ecological Politics, with Oregon State University Press.


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