'Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World'

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ERPI conference 2018

International conference organized by the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI)

This international conference focuses on the social and political processes in rural spaces that are generating alternatives to regressive, authoritarian politics.

 

Programme

Papers

No.

Title

Author(s)

1

Egalitarian Agrarian Politics and The Authoritarian Challenge: The Emergence and Destruction of Indonesia’s Gafatar Movement

Abdul Rahman

2

Reserves for Emancipatory Politics in Post-war Northern Sri Lanka

Ahilan Kadirgamar and Niyanthini Kadirgamar

3

State-Corporate Alliances and Spaces for Resistance on the Extractive Frontier in Southeastern Madagascar

Amber Huff, Yvonne Orengo and Barry Ferguson

4

Environmental populism in Central America: the politics of the pineapple expansion and its discontents in Costa Rica

Andrés León Araya

5

The agrarian origins of authoritarian rural populism in the United States: What can we learn from 20th century struggles in California and the Midwest?

Antonio Roman-Alcalá, Maywa Montenegro de Wit, Alex Liebman, and Siena Chrisman

6

The promise? Using and misusing authoritarian populism

A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi

7

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

Aleh Ivanou

8

Reconsidering the Logistics of Autonomy: Ecological Autonomy, Self-defense and the Polícia Comunitaria in Álvaro Obregón, Mexico

Alexander Dunlap

9

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 and Liccia Romero

10

The Rural Roots and Consequences of Authoritarian Populism in Paraguay

Arturo Ezquerro-Cañete

11

Homeland farming? The two faces of national populism and the conceptualization of sustainable agriculture in Hungary

Balsa Lubarda

12

Tactical Alliances: Science-Based Authoritarian Populism

Barbara Van Dyck and Saurabh Arora

13

Populist Strategies, Right-Wing Political Parties and Ideological and Land Questions in Chile and Sweden

Cristián Alarcón Ferrari

14

Authoritarian Populism, Agrarian Question and the Challenge of Formation of Worker Peasant Alliance in India

Dinesh Abrol

15

Cultivating Alternatives to Authoritarian Populism in Amazonia

 

David Rojas, Andrezza Alves Spexoto Olival and Alexandre de Azevedo Olival

16

Land as Central in the Struggle of Mindanawons (1950’s to the present): the Role of Philippine Populist Presidents Magsaysay, Estrada and Duterte, a Comparative Historical Study

Faina C. Abaya-Ulindang and Lloyd B. Ranises

 

17

Farmer & Non-Farmer Responsibility to Each Other: Notes on the Tensions of US Agricultural Governance

Garrett Graddy-Lovelace

18

Reterritorializing the food sovereignty model in Ecuador: the role of the Agroecological Collective in a context of disputed territories

Geovanna Lasso

 

19

Wind Energy Development in Mexico: An Authoritarian Populist Development Project?

Gerardo A. Torres Contreras

20

Egalitarian Peasant Struggles and the Neoliberal-Authoritarian Embrace: A Community of Former Plantation Workers in East Java, 1940s-2017

Hanny Wijaya

21

Emancipatory rural politics against the green grab: Forest peoples' resistance and negotiation with industrial resource extraction in the Saracá-Taquera National Forest, Brazilian Amazonia

Ítala Nepomuceno Rodrigues, Hugo Gravina Affonso, James Angus Fraser & Mauricio Gonsalves Torres

22

Organizing the Slaves of the 21st Century: Mexico’s First Independent and Democratic Farmworker Union Fighting Rural Authoritarianism in the Context of Global Capitalism

James Daria

 

23

The rural roots of dignity: Republican and reactionary specters in rural Spain

Jaume Franquesa

24

Title-Bovine Nationalism: The Story of Patronage and Populism in The State of Tamil Nadu, India

Lavanya Suresh

 

25

Peasant Territories: Resistance and Existence in the Struggle for Emancipation in Brazil

Leonardo van den Berg and Margriet Goris

26 (Spanish)

Dilemmas of peasant social movements faced with the dichotomy between progressive governments and the rise of the new Right in Latin America: the case of Brazil

Lia Pinheiro Barbosa

 

27

The Pro-State, Anti-State and Stateless Interplay: Rural Protest Against Industrial Agriculture

Loka Ashwood

28

Rentier States and Neo-Extractivism: Venezuela’s Orinoco Mining Arc Program

Luis Llambi

29

Understanding the silent majority in authoritarian populism: What can we learn from popular support for Putin in rural Russia?

Natalia Mamonova

30

Citizen Emancipation through Devolved Funds in Rural Kenya

Nicholas Walter Otieno Ajwang’

31

Disaster Colonialism and Agroecological Brigades in Post-Disaster Puerto Rico

Nils McCune, Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer and Katia Aviles Vásquez

32

Championing Change in Rural Hungary the Role of Emancipatory Subjectivities in the Construction of Alternatives to Illiberal Authoritarian Populism

Noémi Gonda

33

Sacrifice Zones in Rural and Non-Metro USA: Fertile Soil for Authoritarian Populism

Marc Edelman

34

Authoritarian Populism and Neo-Extractivism in Bolivia and Ecuador: The Unresolved Agrarian Question and the Prospects for Food Sovereignty as Counter-Hegemony

Mark Tilzey

35

Ecology, Economy and the Quest for an Authoritarian Polity: a comparative analysis of the trends in the rural United States and India

Pallav Das

36

Exploited and invisible: what role for migrant workers in our food system?

Paola De Meo and Marco Omizzolo

37*(incomplete)

Re-enchantment of the Political: Abdullah Öcalan, Democratic Confederalism and the Politics of Reasonableness

Patrick Huff

 

38

The Agrarian Question in Brazilian Amazonia: Authoritarian Populism and Neo-Clientalism among Timber Companies and Riberinho Communities in Western Para State, Brazil

Paulo Henrique Lima, James Angus Fraser and Mauricio Gonsalves Torres

 

39

The Kentucky Tobacco Transition: Exploring Transitional Outcomes from a Socio-Ecological Systems Perspective

Rebecca Shelton

40

Agricultural livelihoods and voting patterns in a rural, southern state

Rebecca Shelton

41

Boomtown Poison: Political Culture Under the Shadow of Lead Poisoning in West Texas

Riad Azar

42*(incomplete)

Solidarities from below in the making of an emancipatory rural politics: Insights from food sovereignty struggles in the Basque Country

Rita Calvário, Annette Aurélie Desmarais, Joseba Azkarraga

43

Contested Spaces, Political Practices, and Hindutva: Spatial Upheaval and Authoritarian Populism in Noida, India

Ritanjan Das, Nilotpal Kumar, and Praveen Priyadarshi

44

Communalism as discourse:  Exploring Power/Knowledge in Gujarat riots of 2002

Siddharth Dhote

45

Egyptian Rural Markets as a New Space of Everyday Resistance: Towards a Rural Social Non Movement

Sahar Safa Alah

 

46

As good as it gets? The new Sandinismo and the co-option of emancipatory rural politics in Nicaragua

Santiago Ripoll

47

Understanding and Subverting Contemporary Right-wing Populism: preliminary notes from a critical agrarian perspective

Saturnino ('Jun') M. Borras Jr.

48

Agrarian Transformation and the trajectory of Farmers’ Movements

Siddharth K Joshi

49

There is no state: Authoritarian Returns on Haiti’s High Central Plateau

Sophie Sapp Moore

50

Drought and the Lure of Agrarian Populism: The Case of Malawi

Sören Köpke

51

Land, Populism and Rural Politics in Zimbabwe

Tendai Murisa

52

Co-Opting the Rural: Regionalization as Narrative in International Populist Authoritarian Movement Organizing

Veronica Limeberry and Jaclyn Fox

53

Was it rural populism? Returning to the country, “catching up,” and trying to understand the Trump vote

Adam Jadhav

54

Cultivating Emancipatory Rural Politics of Possibility: Greenhorn Imaginaries and Infrastructures

Bradley Martin Jones

55

Nostalgia and Precarious Placemaking in Southern Poultry Worlds: Immigration, Labor, and Community Building in Rural Northern Alabama

Brian Walter

56

Between populist rhetoric of market-oriented agricultural development and rural resistance in Mozambique

Boaventura Monjane and Natacha Bruna

57

Rural roots of the rise of the Justice and Development Party in Turkey

Burak Gürel, Bermal Küçük, Sercan Taş

58

Into the Void: The loss of governance in rural Mexico

César Suárez Ortiz

59

Authoritarian and paternalism in Indonesian peasant cooperative: A former plantation workers’ cooperative from the 1950s to the neoliberal era

Ciptaningrat Larastiti

60

Conservative Farmers Movements and Right-Wing Populism in Contemporary India 

Divya Jain

 

61

Revisiting Power and Powerlessness: Speculating West Virginia’s Energy Future and the Externalities of the Socioecologial Fix

Dylan M. Harris, James McCarthy

 

62

Populism v. Neoliberalism: Indigeneity, Territorial Rights, and Hegemony in Honduras

Fernando Galeana Rodriguez

63

Neoliberal developmentalism, authoritarian populism, and extractivism in the countryside: The soma mining disaster in Turkey

Fikret Adaman, Murat Arsel and Bengi Akbulut

64

People and Places Left Behind: Work, Culture and Politics in the Rural United States

Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad and Cynthia M. Duncan

65

Back to the Commons: Emancipatory Rural Politics in Galiza

Joám Evans Pim

66

Historical Resistance for the defense of the land and the territory in the municipality of Cabrera, Colombia

Juanita Cuéllar Benavides

67

Falling Back on Populism in Post-Ideology Myanmar

Khin Zaw Win

68

From Cold War Origins to The Neoliberal Order: Formation, Trajectory and Social Base of Colombia’s Far-Right

Kyla Sankey

 

69

The Demise of Emancipatory Peasant Politics? Indonesian Fascism and the Rise of Islamic Populism

Laksmi Adriani Savitri and Devi Adriyanti

 

70

Authoritarian Rule Shedding its Populist Skin: How loss of independent media in the 2017 crackdown shapes rural politics in Cambodia

Laura Schoenberger, Alice Beban, and Vanessa Lamb

71

Stateless but Rooted: Resistance, land and landscape in the Occupied Syrian Golan Heights

Maria Kastrinou, Salman Fakher Al-Deen, Steven B. Emery

72

After ‘neoliberal developmentalism’: thoughts on the space for a new emancipatory politics

Andries du Toit

 

73

After Land Reform in Zimbabwe: What about the Youth?

Clement Chipenda

74

Farm Dwellers in Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa and the politics of home

Donna Hornby and Stha Yeni

75

A critique of the idea of populism and the urgencies with authoritarianisms: some South American notes on progressivisms, development and alternatives

Eduardo Gudynas

76

Mission Impossible? Social Movement(s) and Prospects for Emancipatory Rural Politics in Zimbabwe

George T. Mudimu and Portia Kurima

77

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

Giulio Iocco, Martina Lo Cascio and Mimmo Perrotta

78

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

Sabatho Nyamsenda 

 

79The Role of Schools in Resisting Authoritarian Populism in Rural Areas

Rebecca Tarlau

 

   

** Discussion Notes

 

 

1

The two faces of custom: ambiguities in mobilising against post-apartheid dispossession in the communal areas of South Africa

 Constance Mogale and Ben Cousins  

2

Millevaches powerful alternatives

Julien Dupoux

3

Power and Powerlessness in an Appalachian Valley – Revisited 

Remarks for Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative Conference Theme 2:  How are People Resisting Authoritarian Populism – Through what sorts of mobilization?

John Gaventa

4A Redneck Revolt? Radical Responses to Trumpism in the Rural US

Levi van Stant