Earth Democracy

Justice, Sustainability and Peace

Vandana Shiva

New Edition


A rallying cry for a more just and sustainable future, which remains just as trenchant, and as vital, as it was when it was first published.

'One of the world's most prominent radical scientists.' 
The Guardian

This book remains one of Vandana Shiva's key works, in which she addresses some of the most pressing issues of our age – the privatization of our natural resources, the looming environmental crisis, and the rising tide of fundamentalism and violence against women.

In spite of all this, Shiva still sees cause for hope. Across the globe, a new wave of protest movements are championing alternatives based on inclusion, nonviolence, the free sharing of resources and the reclamation of the commons. Shiva argues that these ideals can serve as the basis for “earth democracy”, and for a more just and sustainable future.

This edition features a new preface by the author, in which she outlines recent developments in ecology and environmentalism, and offers new prescriptions for the environmental movement.

Author Bio

Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned environmental leader and thinker, is director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology and Ecology.  Her many books include Ecofeminism, Soil, Not Oil and Staying Alive. Shiva has served as an adviser to governments in India and abroad as well as non-governmental organizations including the Women's Environment Development Organization and the Third World Network. She is one of the leaders of the International Forum on Globalization, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (1993).

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the 2016 Edition
  • Introduction: Principles of Earth Democracy
  • 1. Living Economies
  • 2. Living Democracies
  • 3. Living Cultures
  • 4. Earth Democracy in Action


'One of the world's most prominent radical scientists.' 
The Guardian

'A world leading expert on food sustainability.'
Refinery 29

'Shiva is a burst of creative energy, an intellectual power.'
The Progressive

'A leading thinker who has eloquently blended her views on the environment, agriculture, spirituality, and women's rights into a powerful philosophy.' 
Utne Reader

'In Earth Democracy, Shiva provides us with yet another commanding book that evaluates the fragile relationships between man and the environment.'
The Ecologist


Publication Date: 15 May 2016
240 pages

Not available in: Canada, India, United States

Product ISBNs: Paperback 2nd Edition: 9781783607747
Hardback 2nd Edition: 9781783607792
eBook ePub 2nd Edition: 9781783607761
eBook PDF 2nd Edition: 9781783607754
eBook Kindle 2nd Edition: 9781783607778

Previous Editions: Paperback 1st Edition: 9781842777770

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