Emancipatory rural politics: confronting authoritarian populism

Jun Borras, Ian Scoones*, Ben White, Ruth Hall, Marc Edelman, Wendy Wolford, Lyda Fernanda Forero

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A new political moment is underway. Although there are significant differences in howthis is constituted in different places, one manifestation of the new moment is the rise ofdistinct forms of authoritarian populism. In this opening paper of theJPSForum serieson‘Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World’, we explore the relationship betweenthese new forms of politics and rural areas around the world. We ask how ruraltransformations have contributed to deepening regressive national politics, and howrural areas shape and are shaped by these politics. We propose a global agenda forresearch, debate and action, which we call the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative(ERPI, www.iss.nl/erpi). This centres on understanding the contemporaryconjuncture, working to confront authoritarian populism through the analysis of andsupport for alternatives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAuthoritarian populism and the rural world
Editorsscoones Ian, borras saturnino, hall ruth, wolford Wendy, edelman marc, white ben, Fernanda lyda
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
PublisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-16235-3
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-75387-0 , 978-0-367-75394-8
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2021

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SeriesCritical Agrarian Studies


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