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Mike Small is an activist, writer and publisher originally from Aberdeen. He is a self-described social ecologist, Scottish socialist and republican. He was the founder of Product magazine (first launched as Red Herring in 1998) as well as one of the group behind Indymedia Scotland.

He worked with Murray Bookchin in Vermont in the mid 1990s before returning to Scotland. He is a specialist in generalism and has written and taught widely on civics and generalism, particularly the work of the polymath Patrick Geddes (1854–1932).

Published work includes: A Vigorous Institution: The Living Legacy of Patrick Geddes', Luath Press (2007), Universalism and the Genus Loci: Geddes in Cyprus, Italy, Catalonia and Japan . 'Systemic Complexity and Eco-Sustainable Development' Edited by Ivano Spano and Dario Padovan (2001), Padua, Italy - June 2001, Local Development as a Strategic Alternative.

He was behind the Fife Diet local eating experiment, which aims to relocalise food production and distribution on a regional basis as a response to globalisation and climate change. He has written for Lobster magazine and Variant magazine is currently a columnist for The Guardian newspaper and Open Democracy as well as teaching at Torino University and other freelance projects. He previously worked with Gus Abraham and is currently editor of Bella Caledonia.

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