The Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) is continuing to explore changes and conflicts in rural politics, with a couple of forthcoming events and some publications from the Europe group of ERPI.
In August 2020 in Croatia, there will be an ERPI-inspired session “Geographies of Rural Resistance/s” at the 28th Colloquium of the International Geographical Union Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems. The Colloquium will take place on 23 – 28 August 2020 in Zagreb, and a call for abstracts has been issued.
In November 2019 in Sweden, ERPI members will be at the international scholar-activist conference on Political Ecologies of the Far Right (15-17 November) at Lund University. The event will include two ERPI Europe panels on the topic “Right-wing populism and progressive alternatives in rural Europe”. If you have any questions, please contact Natalia Mamonova (Natalia.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recent papers and books
- Rita Calvário, Annette Desmarais and Joseba Azkarraga (2019) Solidarities from below in the making of emancipatory rural politics: Insights from food sovereignty struggles in the Basque Country, Sociologia Ruralis
- Walden Bello (2019) Counterrevolution: The global rise of the far right. Agrarian Change and Peasant Studies
- Jun Borras (2019) Agrarian social movements: The absurdly difficult but not impossible agenda of defeating right‐wing populism and exploring a socialist future, Journal of Agrarian Change