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This thesis was prepared for the Department of Geography, University ofPlymouth in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the MSc Social Research.I would like first to acknowledge the support, patience and kindness of mysupervisors, Geoff Wilson and Ian Bailey. I’d also like to acknowledge thosewho have contributed support, inspiration or ideas; Dr. Chris Johnstone,Richard Heinberg, Andrew Curry and Rachel Kelnar at Foresight, MalcolmMooney, Richard Douthwaite and Phoebe Bright at FEASTA, Dr. ColinCampbell, Dr. Carlo diClemente, Dr. Stephen Rollnick, Holger Czukay, FritjofCapra, Meg Wheatley, David Fleming, Janet Prochaska, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Dr. Roger Bentley of Reading University, Schumacher College, MichaelKaroli, Brian Goodwin, David Holmgren, Jaki Liebezeit, Adam Fenderson,Julian Darley, Joanna Macy, Mary-Jayne Rust, Tamzin Pinkerton, IrminSchmidt, Tom Rivett-Carnac, Bernard Lietaer, David Boyle, Stephan Harding,Paul Mobbs, Naresh Giangrande, Patrick Holden, Colin Hines, Tessa King andPatrick Whitefield.Deepest thanks also to Davie Philip, Graham Strouts and Tom Atkins, part ofthe original ‘hothouse’ that seeded many of these ideas.Also to David Johnson and William and Heather Elmhirst. Finally to Emma,Rowan, Finn, Arlo and Cian, my loves.Published by;
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