She is considered an influential critic of globalization; Although not widely read or followed in the protest-oriented wing of the anti-globalization movement, she is extremely influential in movements for separatism, urban secession and rural secession. Her followers prefer to focus on building a comprehensive "not quite a state" capacity for governance in smaller political units, and tend to ignore protest or treaties as strategies.
"I personally don't care if people have no or a little or a lot of "state" in their small voluntary communities, as long as they don't aggress on or defraud others. But I do promote nonviolence, consensus and direct democracy, all of which would lead to a small state or not quite a state." - Carol Moore.
Moore is considered a feminist and an anarchist by most, but it is not clear if she accepts these labels or not. Her focus on self-sufficiency suggests an adherence to eco-anarchism and the eco-village movement, but those both propose much smaller scales than the unit of governance in a typical separation/secession movement.
Moore's work is most often compared to that of Jane Jacobs and Donella Meadows, who likewise applied systems theory to ecological and social problems.
See also: secession, separatism