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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) VIsit the conference website (ISS.nl) 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…

Emancipatory rural politics I: contextualizing authoritarian populism and emancipatory rural politics

April 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:40 pm

STEPS Member Amber Huff will chair a Panel Conference at The American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2018.   ABOUT THE EVENT Deepening inequalities, socioeconomic exclusion, persistent poverty, fractured identity and loss of esteem are all features of rural areas today. All of these characteristics have been associated to differing degrees with the crises of ostensibly ‘progressive neoliberalism’ (Fraser 2017) and the rise of regressive and often contradictory forms populism (Scoones et al. 2017). ‘Authoritarian populism’ (Hall 1979, 1998) describes…

Emancipatory rural politics II: resisting, mobilizing and creating alternatives

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:40 pm

The second Panel Conference at The American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2018.   ABOUT THE EVENT The current political conjuncture has given rise to new forms and manifestations of 'authoritarian populism' (Hall 1979, 1998) with wide-reaching implications (Scoones et al. 2017). In this session, we ask what alternative politics – and political-economic practices – also emerge at this conjuncture. What are ‘emancipatory’ possibilities or ‘alternative’ rural politics in practice in settings that may simultaneously seem to have been left…

STEPS Annual Lecture: Kate Raworth

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The economist Kate Raworth, author of the bestselling book Doughnut Economics, will give the 2018 STEPS Annual Lecture at the University of Sussex. This is the only public event of the STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability. The lecture is followed by a drinks reception to which all are welcome. Book a ticket As we expect a high level of interest for this event, you must register to attend (tickets are free). Book a place on Eventbrite About Kate…

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