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The Self-Managing Environment

Alan Roberts has good claims to the title of Australia’s first ecological thinker. Certainly no other Australian could point to an earlier collection of essays on environmental subjects than Alan’s book The Self-Managing Environment, published in London in 1979.

Alan Roberts was among the first to see the necessity of injecting ecological thinking into socialism, as Janna Thompson writes in her review.

Read her critique, as well as excerpts from the book and other information on it in this section.

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