Cities: The Unfolding of Reason in History

Written by Murray Bookchin. Originally published as a chapter of the book “The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies & the Promise of Direct Democracy” (2015) Libertarian municipalism constitutes the politics of social ecology, a revolutionary effort in which freedom is given institutional form in public assemblies that become decision-making bodies. It depends upon libertarian leftists running […]

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Video recordings from our 2021 conference

In 2021 we at TRISE commemorated the 100th anniversary from the birth of Murray Bookchin (1921 – 2006), founding theorist of social ecology and one of the most profound thinkers of the 20th century, with an online transnational conference. The two-day event was well attended and provided a space for dialogue between activists and scholars, […]

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November 1, 2021

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TRISE 2021 Conference: The Program is Out!

Register on EventBrite right here: https://www.eventbrite.fi/e/murray-bookchin-100-trise-2021-conference-tickets-170069074179 Livestream from our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdrtCFbkNQTIVuOP0F3q4uw/video Join the Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/1YCbOwwyU _____________________________________________________________ FULL PROGRAM (PDF)     SATURDAY 30th OCTOBER Time zone: CEST / UTC +2 16:00-17:00 Political Practice & Activism Session 1: Davide Grasso – The Concept of Authority in Bookchin’s Works and Rojava’s Communalism Azize Cay – Informal […]

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September 9, 2021

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TRISE 2021 Conference: Call for Papers

The Transnational Institute of Social Ecology (TRISE) is glad to announce its next conference on the 30th and 31th of October 2021! 2021 marks the 100 years anniversary of the birth of Murray Bookchin (1921 – 2006), founding theorist of social ecology and one of the most profound thinkers of the 20th century. His thought, […]

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June 15, 2021

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Video from “Enlightenment and Ecology” book launch

  Video from the book launch of “Enlightenment and Ecology: The Legacy of Murray Bookchin in the 21st Century”, edited by TRISE member Yavor Tarinski. The event took place on 14th of January, date that marks 100 years from the birth of Murray Bookchin, founding theorist of social ecology and one of the most profound […]

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January 15, 2021

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Celebrating the power of ideas: a tribute to Murray Bookchin

In celebration of Murray Bookchin’s birth centenary, his daughter Debbie is joined by a number of his former friends, students and fellow travelers to honor his memory and reflect on his revolutionary legacy. Originally published on ROARmag. In the years before his death, my father wrote a series of books entitled The Third Revolution. In […]

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January 14, 2021

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100 years Murray Bookchin

  2021 marks 100 years since the birth of Murray Bookchin (on 14th of January), founding theorist of social ecology and one of the most profound thinkers of the 20th century. His thought, always political and directed towards radical social change, have influenced both urban and rural social movements around the world, including one of […]

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January 2, 2021

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In France, Libertarian Municipalism Finds Its Way

Direct democracy is returning to France: a cultural battle whose theoretical foundations are largely based on the thinking of the American intellectual Murray Bookchin. His “libertarian municipalism” has inspired municipal citizen lists, as he inspired the Yellow Vests and the Kurdish revolution in Rojava. By Gaspard d’Allens Published in Reporterre, February 28, 2020 Translated to […]

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The Legacy of Murray Bookchin

Written by Brian Morris Introduction Although Murray Bookchin has been described as one of the most provocative, exciting, and original political thinkers of the twentieth century, it is worth noting that he is singularly ignored by many academic scholars writing on green philosophy or the history of the ecology movement (e.g. Scruton 2012; Radkau 2014), […]

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Review of “Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin”

  In Anarchist Studies (Vol. 25 Nr. 1, March 2017) Eleanor Finley and TRISE member Federico Venturini offer some critical remarks on Janet Biehls “Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin”. Republished here with the authors permission.   In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the work of leftist political philosopher Murray Bookchin. Given these […]

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