In this Schumacher Briefing, Roy Madron and John Jopling argue that the main purpose of our Western democracies is to satisfy the needs of a global debt-money system through the pursuit of economic growth. This 'Global Monetocracy' is a hugely powerful system that is imposing social injustice, economic incompetence and ecological disaster on the human family. Madron and Jopling make the case for a very different system of globalisation. They describe this alternative system as 'a global network of Gaian Democracies'. The book describes the operational and ideological components of the Global Monetocracy. It compares them with the very different moral, ecological and 'soft-systems' components through which a global network of Gaian Democracies could achieve its very different aims. Madron and Jopling claim that the concepts, insights and tools of Gaian Democracy have already been used to successfully reconfigure many organisations and communities in very tough situations. And that they provide the means by which states, communities and people from all walks of life could generate the collective power, both to overcome the stranglehold of the Global Monetocracy and to co-create the just and sustainable societies that the human family desperately needs.