International conference: ‘Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World’
March 17 @ 8:00 am - March 18 @ 6:30 pm
17-18 March 2018
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
The Hague, Netherlands
organised by the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI)
About the event
The Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) focuses on understanding the rise of ‘authoritarian populism’ in rural settings across the world, as well as the forms of resistance occurring and the alternatives being built. New exclusionary politics are generating deepening inequalities, jobless ‘growth’, climate chaos, and social division. The ERPI is focused on the social and political processes in rural spaces that are generating alternatives to regressive, authoritarian politics.
In debating these themes, this international conference will contribute to ERPI’s aim to provoke debate and action among scholars, activists, practitioners and policymakers from across the world who are concerned about the current situation, and hopeful about alternatives.
Plenary speakers include: Michael Watts, Dzodzi Tsikata, John Gaventa, Katherine Cramer, Burak Gurel, Eduardo Gudynas, Issa Shivji (tbc), Raj Patel (tbc).