Lars Tragardh is Professor of History and Civil Society Studies at Ersta Skondal University College in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 he was appointed to the Commission on the Future of Sweden led by the Prime Minister of Sweden, Fredrik Reinfeldt. Publications include State and Civil Society in Northern Europe: The Swedish Model Reconsidered (2007), After National Democracy: Rights, Law and Power in America and the New Europe (2004), and Culture and Crisis: the Case of Germany and Sweden (with Nina Witoszek, 2002). Nina Witoszek is Research Professor and Research Director at the Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo. Her studies include Culture and Crisis: the Case of Germany and Scandinavia (with Lars Tragardh, 2002) and Cultural Origins of the Norwegian Regime of Goodness (2011). Nina Witoszek is also a fiction and film script writer (known as Nina FitzPatrick), whose work includes Fables of the Irish Intelligentsia (1992), The Loves of Faustyna (1995) and Daimons (2003). Bron Taylor is Professor of Religion and Nature at the University of Florida, and a Carson Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich. His publications include Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future (2010), The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature (2005), and Ecological Resistance Movements (1995). Taylor also founded and served as President of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, and is editor of the society's Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture.