4th BICAS Conference: call for abstracts on extractivism & rural social dynamics in the BRICS

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Following the launch of the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI), a call for papers has been issued for an international conference in Moscow in October.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PAPERS for the international conference
New Extractivism, Peasantries and Social Dynamics:
Critical Perspectives and Debates

BRICS Initiative in Critical Agrarian Studies fourth conference
Moscow, 13-16 October 2017

How to submit

Please send your abstract: 500 words plus 100 words short bio – in one file, Word format to: [email protected]

  • Deadline for submission of Abstracts: 15 June
  • Selected Abstracts will be announced 25 June; will be invited to submit full papers
  • Deadline for full paper (6,000-10,000 words): 25 September (the earlier the better)

All papers will be published online as BICAS working papers and will be uploaded on to the conference website. There is a plan for journal special issues for papers.

About the conference

Over the past two decades, agrarian economies and food systems have been undergoing a profound restructuring in the wake of large-scale land investments and the increasing financialisation of capital and land. These have reinforced old and created new forms and sites of capital accumulation by local and foreign elites, and supported both old and new forms of extractivism and agroextractivism. This restructuring has contributed to the unsettling of global geopolitics in this period, the context within which the BRICS grouping of countries was established as a vehicle to pursue their collective and individual agendas.

Recently, uncertainties in global power relations have been exacerbated by the rise of variegated nationalist-populist political projects, movements or governments. Many of these are authoritarian and reactionary – as part of the reaction to, and reflection of, the failure of neoliberal globalization and its version of ‘development’.

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