A call for abstracts has been issued for an international conference in March 2018, to explore the rise of ‘authoritarian populism’ in rural settings, as well as resistance and alternatives.
The deadline for paper abstracts is 15 November. Collaborations between researchers and activists are especially encouraged, and the conference welcomes presentations in diverse media and formats, not just standard academic papers.
The conference ‘Authoritarian Populism in the Rural World’ is organised by the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI). It will be held on 17-18 March 2018 in the Hague, Netherlands. Plenary speakers include Michael Watts, Dzodzi Tsikata, John Gaventa, Katherine Cramer, Burak Gurel, Eduardo Gudynas, Issa Shivji (invited), Raj Patel (invited).