Putting Power in its Place
Create Community Control!
Plant, Judith; Plant, ChristopherPublisher: New Society Press/New Catalyst Bioregional Series
Year Published: 1992
Pages: 137pp Price: $9.95 ISBN: 1-55092-159-2
Resource Type: Book
Essays arguing for the devolution of government and putting forward workdable models, many of them tested in practice, of how we might restructure society to better represent the full diversity of its parts. Watershed stewartship, community forest boards, local currencies, and eco-constitutions are some of the ideas discussed.
Table of Contents
1. Brush Fires, Or The Bioregional Vision? An Introduction
Christopher & Judith Plant
Part 1: Power Out Of Place: The Context
2. Local Power Versus Global Profits: The Odds Against
Part 2: Small Ideas: Conceiving of Community
3. "Free And Equal Intercourse:" The Decentralist Design
4. The Best Government Comes in Small Packages
5. Dis-Union Now!
6. From Roadblocks To Building Blocks: Developing A Theory For Putting Power In Its Place
* Reclaiming The Power Of Community
7. Our Home And Native Land? Creating An Eco-Constitution in Canada
8. The Meaning Of Confederalism
* Draft Of A Constitutional Declaration of Local Sovereignty
Part 3: Power In Place: Community Control In Action
9. Land Of The Free, Home Of The Brave: Iroquois Democracy
10. Bringing Power Back Home: A Blueprint From Vermont
Frank Bryan & John McClaughry
*Seven Decentralist Strategies
11. Shadow Government
12. Watershed Stewardship: The Village Of Hazelton Experience
Alice Maitland & Doug Aberley
13. Community Forest Boards: Gaining Control Of Our Forests
14. The Temagami Stewardship Council
Mary Laronde with Judith Harris
15. The Need For Local Currencies
16. A Metamorphosis For Cities: From Gray To Green
*Workers, Communities And Toxics
17. Two Kinds Of Power: A Different Experience At Oka
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