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Authoritarian populism is on the rise, boosted by support from rural areas.

A series of videos and articles examines how authoritarian populism has taken hold in different countries around the world, and explores the alternatives.

Rural people are sometimes stereotyped as supporters of populist and exclusionary regimes. But there are many people and movements in rural spaces that are resisting or responding to regressive, authoritarian politics.

This series was convened by the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI), which ran a conference on ‘Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World’ in March 2018.

The introductory article sets out the context, ideas and rationale behind the initiative.


 

The deep roots of authoritarian populism in India


Defending land rights in South Africa



Local rural alternatives to Trump in the USA


How can the Rohingya resist populist violence?


Food, culture and fascist populism



The rise of women’s movements in Africa


Resisting land grabs in KwaZulu-Natal


Is there hope for the American Left?



How human rights can help challenge authoritarian populism


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