Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World

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.

Defending land rights in South Africa

Food, culture and fascist populism

Local rural alternatives to Trump in the USA

The deep roots of authoritarian populism in India

Is there hope for the American Left?

Resisting land grabs in KwaZulu-Natal

How human rights can help challenge authoritarian populism

The rise of women’s movements in Africa


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