An international conference, organised by the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI), will take place in The Hague from 16-17 March 2018.
Authoritarian populism is on the rise, boosted by support from rural areas. The conference examines why, and explores the alternatives: the social and political processes in rural spaces that are resisting or responding to regressive, authoritarian politics.
In the run-up to the event, a series of articles on the online magazine openDemocracy explore the issues around the conference.
Confronting authoritarian populism: the rural dimension
Ian Scoones, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Lyda Fernanda Forero, Ruth Hall, Marc Edelman, Wendy Wolford, and Benjamin White
29 January 2018
Hindu authoritarianism and agrarian distress
5 February 2018
Why #DefendAfrin? Confronting authoritarian populism with radical democracy
Amber Huff, Salima Tasdemir, and Patrick Huff
12 February 2018
Sacrifice zones in rural and non-metro USA: fertile soil for authoritarian populism
19 February 2018
Islamophobia gastronomica – on the food police, rural populism and killing
26 February 2018
Authoritarian elitism and popular movements in Brazil / Élites autoritarias y movimientos populares en Brasil
Wendy Wolford and Sergio Sauer
5 March 2018
The demise of emancipatory peasant politics? Indonesian fascism and the rise of Islamic populism
Laksmi Savitri, Devi Adriyanti, Hanny Wijaya, Ciptaningrat Larastiti, Abdul Rahman, and Benjamin White
9 March 2018
How populism directed against minorities is used to prop up Myanmar’s ‘Democratic’ revival
Khin Zaw Win
12 March 2018