Takis Fotopoulos is a political philosopher and economist who founded the inclusive democracy movement. He is noted for his synthesis of the classical democracy with the libertarian socialism and the radical currents in the new social movements. He is the editor of The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy (which succeeded Democracy & Nature). He is also a columnist for the Athens Daily Eleftherotypia. He was previously (1969–1989) Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of North London. He moved to London in 1966 for postgraduate study at the London School of Economics, on a scholarship from Athens University, after earning degrees in Economics & Political Science, as well as in Law from the University of Athens. He was a student syndicalist and activist in Athens and then a political activist in London, taking an active part in the 1968 student movement in London, as well as in organisations of the revolutionary Greek Left during the struggle against the military junta in Greece (1967–74).
He is the author of Towards An Inclusive Democracy (London & New York: Cassell, 1997) in which the foundations of the inclusive democracy project were set, which has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Chinese and of the book The Multidimensional Crisis and Inclusive Democracy, published by the International Journal of Inclusive Democracy (2005). His last book in English is The Pink Revolution in Iran and the “Left”, published by the International Journal of Inclusive Democracy, (2009).
He has also contributed to several books in English, Italian, Chinese, Polish and Greek. His latest contributions in English include: "Systemic Aspects of Academic Repression in the New World Order" in Academic Repression: Reflections from the Academic Industrial Complex ed. by A.J. Nocella, Steven Best, Peter McLaren (AK Press, Oakland, CA & Edinburgh, 2010); "From (mis)education to Paedeia" in Critical Pedagogy in the new dark ages: challenges and possibilities, ed by Maria Nikolakaki (Peter Lang Publishing, 2012); "Hardt & Negri's Empire: A new Communist Manifesto or a reformist Welcome to Neoliberal Globalization?,” in Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto, ed by Frederic L. Bender (Second revised edition), (W.W. Norton & Co: New York, 2013).
He is also the author of over 15 books in Greek on development; the Gulf War; the neo-liberal consensus; the New World Order; the drug culture; the New Order in the Balkans; the new irrationalism; globalisation and the Left; the war against “terrorism”; Chomsky’s capitalism and Albert’s metacapitalism; the present multi-dimensional crisis; Inclusive Democracy: 10 years; The present capitalist crisis and the antisystemic movement. His latest book in Greek is Greece as a protectorate of the transnational elite: The need for an immediate exit from the EU and for a self-reliant economy (Athens: Gordios, November 2010).
He is also the author of over 1,000 articles in British, American and Greek theoretical journals, magazines and newspapers, several of which have been translated into over twenty languages (see http://www.inclusivedemocracy.org/fotopoulos/).