New book: “Asking questions with the Zapatistas” (free e-book)

  We present to you the new publication from TRISE, entitled Asking questions with the Zapatistas: Reflections from Greece on our Civilizational Impasse, authored by TRISE members Theodoros Karyotis, Ioanna-Maria Maravelidi, and Yavor Tarinski. Editor: Matthew Little | Cover: Apollon Petropoulos | Design: George Chelebiev Publisher: Transnational Institute of Social Ecology (TRISE) | Year: 2022 […]

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Concepts for a Democratic and Ecological Society – Book Review

A book review, written by Brian Tokar, of Concepts for a Democratic and Ecological Society (authored by Yavor Tarinski, Zer0 Books, 2022). In his past writings, the Bulgarian social activist and political researcher Yavor Tarinski has demonstrated a singular talent for explaining concepts in political and social theory in an engaging and highly accessible manner. […]

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April 2, 2022

Common Futures: Social Transformation and Political Ecology – Book Review

Written by Dimitrios Roussopoulos “Man is by nature a political animal.” Aristotle, Politics, Book i, 2 “If Liberty and Equality, as is thought, by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will best be attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.” Aristotle, Politics, Book iv, 4 TWO EXCEPTIONAL […]

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February 27, 2022

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Climate Justice and Community Renewal – Book Review

A book review, written by Bob Spivey, of Climate Justice and Community Renewal (edited by Brian Tokar and Tamra Gilbertson, New York, Routledge, 2020). The COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Scotland must be added to a long series of failures of UN-convened international meetings to meet the urgent social and ecological needs of a world threatened […]

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December 6, 2021

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Review: New collection proposes bold ideas on systemic urban change

Written by Peter G. Prontzos. Originally published on Canadian Dimension here   This collection, published last year by Black Rose Books, is based on the theme of a conference held in Greece in 2017—“The Right to the City and Social Ecology: Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities”—and organized by the Transnational Institute of Social Ecology (TRISE). […]

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Review of ‘The Disobedient Society’

‘The Disobedient Society‘ is a neat little book (190 pages) by Mat Little, published last year by New Compass Press. In it Mat Little probes the question of obedience in our  society; because, despite our ongoing resistance and rallies, we nonetheless show an astonishing basic obedience towards a capitalist economic system that clearly many of […]

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Book Review of ‘Social Ecology and the Right to the City’

Written by Elvira Wepfer, Ph.D. [Published in 2019, the edited volume Social Ecology and the Right to the City (Edited by Federico Venturini, Emet Degirmenci, Ines Morales) grew out of a conference two years prior, organised by TRISE. The Transnational Institute of Social Ecology is an association of Europe-based activists and intellectuals who foster, develop […]

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Introduction to Social Ecology and the Right to the City

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Written by Federico Venturini, Emet Değirmenci, and Inés Morales. The following piece is the introduction to TRISE’s book “Social Ecology and the Right to the City” (Black Rose Book 2019) “We have seen the future—and it doesn’t work” – Jerome Ross, ROAR Magazine “We don’t want to manage the inferno, we want to disassemble it […]

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Social Ecology and the Right to the City

  We at TRISE are glad to announce that our book, containing the proceedings from our 2017 conference, is finally out. It is titled “Social Ecology and the Right to the City: Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities” and has been edited by Federico Venturini, Emet Degirmenci, and Inés Morales. Description of the book: Cities today […]

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Book review of “Common Space: The City As Commons”

Written by Mehmet Penpecioglu for the International Development Planning Review, 2019 The urban commons is a growing field of both academic inquiry and social struggle. In this book, Stavos Stavrides approaches the urban commons with a comprehensive and coherent analytical  framework that  builds on its theoretical heritage. Key cases are presented from diverse sociopolitical geographies […]

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May 14, 2019

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