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Dr. J.I. (Hans) Bakker is an Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. He is the author of Toward A Just Civilization (1993) and has edited The World Food Crisis (1990), Gandhi and the Gita (1993) and Sustainability and International Rural Development (1995), as well as 30 articles in refereed journals and books. His current research interests include: the impact of Neo-Kantianism on Weber and Simmel, the effects of "patrimonial-prebendalism" on economic and political development, and the importance of civilizational World-views. He is a "Frisian-Dutch American-Canadian" who has carried out research in India and Indonesia as well as the Netherlands and North America. He is also a father and a Kripalu certified yoga instructor who attends Unitarian-Universalist services and has received Tibetan Buddhist initiations. He does yoga and meditation regularly. 


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