ERPI 2018 Conference Papers: Americas (1)
In preparation for the ERPI 2018 Conference: "Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World", we have compiled a set of papers submitted by researchers and scholars across the world.
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. We 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.
On this page, you can find papers focusing on issues in the Americas (1). To view and download more papers on the Americas (2), please click here.
Araya_4_Environmental populism in Central America: the politics of the pineapple expansion and its discontents in Costa Rica(pdf, 866.02 KB)
Roman_et_al_5_The agrarian origins of authoritarian rural populism in the United States_(pdf, 1.08 MB)
Dunlap_8_Reconsidering the Logistics of Autonomy: Ecological Autonomy, Self-defense and the Polícia Comunitaria in Álvaro Obregó(pdf, 2 MB)
Ezquerro-canete_10_The Rural Roots and Consequences of Authoritarian Populism in Paraguay(pdf, 1016.1 KB)
Graddy-lovelace_17_Farmer & Non-Farmer Responsibility to Each Other: Notes on the Tensions of US Agricultural Governance(pdf, 823.59 KB)
Contreras_19_Wind Energy Development in Mexico: An Authoritarian Populist Development Project?(pdf, 1.01 MB)
Daria_22_Organizing the Slaves of the 21st Century_Mexico_(pdf, 684.01 KB)