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  1. Ladakhi girls

    Localisation: a strategic solution to globalised authoritarianism

    • Helena Norberg-Hodge
    05 Mayo 2018
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    Authoritarian politics have risen in the context of profound political, economic, social and ecological insecurity caused by corporate-led globalisation. The movement for economic localisation has the potential to unite communities, disarm authoritarian politicians, restore democracy and build a real economy based on sustainable use of natural resources.

  2. Disrupting European authoritarianism

    • Nikolai Huke, David Bailey, Mònica Clua-Losada, Julia Lux, Olatz Ribera Almandoz
    02 Mayo 2018
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    EU institutions and governments responded to the Eurozone crisis with a combination of austerity and authoritarianism that increased precarity and eroded liberal democracy. However, a survey of social movements shows that this technocratic depoliticization was only partially successful as the increasing exclusion of people from democratic decision-making also sparked novel forms of organizing  that have opened up potential avenues for radical social change.

  3. Sentinels of Privilege and the Ressentiment of the Powerful

    • Kurt Shaw, Rita de Cácia Oenning da Silva
    27 Abril 2018
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    Through the experience of working with kids from Brazil’s favelas (shanty-towns) telling their stories, two film-makers explore how the rise of the authoritarian right in Brazil is based on a deep fear by elites of social mobility and a desire to preserve their traditional privileges through both physical as well as political walls.

  4. Building social muscle to transform food systems

    • Zoe Brent
    12 Abril 2018
    Paper

    Using local public policy to create social change: what does history tell us?

  5. Viktor Orban

    Lessons from the Political Economy of Authoritarian Capitalism in Hungary

    • Gábor Scheiring
    09 Abril 2018
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    Hungary was once praised as an example of successful democratisation and EU integration, but now has joined the ranks of ‘liberal’ nations backsliding into authoritarianism. Many commentators blame Orbán and his anti-migrant, anti-EU populist rhetoric, but ignore the underlying causes in particular the failings of market reforms in the country, high unemployment, low wages, spiraling household debts, and a nationalist capitalist class resentful of the advantages given to their transnational capitalist competitors.

  6. Luchando por la sanidad pública

    • Desirée Enlund
    06 Abril 2018
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    Las comunidades rurales de la provincia de Västernorrland, en el norte de Suecia, no están acostumbradas a ser protagonistas de la actualidad mediática, pero, en 2017, su lucha por acabar con los recortes en la atención de la maternidad y las urgencias médicas ocupó muchos titulares de la prensa nacional. ¿Qué lecciones pueden extraer de esta experiencia quienes luchan por construir contrapoderes en las áreas rurales del Norte Global?

  7. Public policies for food sovereignty

    • Sylvia Kay, Emily Mattheisen, Nora McKeon, Paola De Meo, Ana Moragues Faus
    21 Marzo 2018
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    What is the political significance of leveraging public policies in support of food sovereignty?

  8. People and places left behind: Work, culture and politics in the rural United States

    • Cynthia M. Duncan, Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad
    17 Marzo 2018
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    How does looking at the rural U.S. from a "three rural americas" perspective helps provide a more nuanced framework for understanding the role of rural residents in current national politics, and especially in the last election?
  9. Reconsidering the logistics of autonomy: Ecological autonomy, self-defense and the polícia comunitaria in Álvaro Obregón, Mexico

    • Alexander Dunlap
    17 Marzo 2018
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    Inspired by experiences in Álvaro Obregón, or Gui’Xhi’ Ro in Zapotec, this paper discusses ideas of popular ecological struggle and self-defense.

  10. Agriculture and migration in rural southern Italy in the 2010s: new populisms and a new rural mutualism

    • Giulio Iocco, Martina Lo Cascio, Mimmo Perrotta
    17 Marzo 2018
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    What features do the emergent forms of authoritarian populism assume in Italy?

  11. How far does “lukascism” go? Insights into moral and political economies of Vjetnam and other Belarusian villagers

    • Aleh Ivanou
    17 Marzo 2018
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    Belarus is on the verge of changes, as 'lukascism' - with its underlying agrarian myth - still has a hold on the older generation of villagers but is weakening among the younger.

  12. Bulldozing like a fascist? Authoritarian populism and rural activism in Tanzania

    • Sabatho Nyamsenda
    17 Marzo 2018
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    Using the concept of authoritarian populism to describe the ongoing reforms in Tanzania.

  13. Farm dwellers in Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa and the politics of home

    • Donna Hornby, Stha Yeni
    17 Marzo 2018
    Paper

    What does radical economic transformation mean, and in particular, what does it mean for farm dwellers in South Africa?

  14. After land reform in Zimbabwe: What about the youth?

    • Clement Chipenda
    17 Marzo 2018
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    How has Zimbabwe's fast track land reform programme affected the socioeconomic status of its young people?

  15. Citizen emancipation through devolved funds in rural Kenya

    • Nicholas Walter Otieno Ajwang
    17 Marzo 2018
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    How does devolved funding influence citizen emancipation in rural Kenya?

  16. Food politics in a time of crisis: corporate power vs. popular power in the shifting relations of state, society and capital in Venezuela’s food system

    • Ana Felicien, Christina M. Schiavoni, Liccia Romero
    17 Marzo 2018
    Paper

    Shedding light on Venezuela’s current situation, inquiring into food shortages, lines, and ‘riots'.

  17. Cultivating alternatives to authoritarian populism in Amazonia

    • David Rojas, Andrezza Alves Spexoto Olival, Alexandre de Azevedo Olival
    17 Marzo 2018
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    Exploring the efforts of a group of smallholder farmers who are contesting the attempts of powerful landholder to construct an equivalence between them and the Brazilian “people.”

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