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by Ruth Hall in 2018
What is the transformative potential that emerges from these struggles around land? Just a month ago, Jacob Zuma was president of South Africa. An authoritarian patriarch implicated in large-scale corruption, he had for years effectively rallied political support by invoking populist discourses...
by Ian Scoones, Saturnino Borras, Lyda Fernanda Forero, Ruth Hall, Marc Eldelman, Wendy Wolford, Benjamin White in 2018
Religion, gender dynamics, place and cultural identity – all inform rising authoritarian populism in rural areas, alongside class interests and inequalities. Mobilising alternatives to capture by regressive political forces is not straightforward.   Authoritarian populism is on the rise. Whether in...
by PLAAS in 2018
The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape engages in research, post-graduate teaching and supervision, short-course training and policy advocacy in relation to land, agriculture, food systems, natural resources management, social protection,...
by PLAAS in 2018
Are you a Communications guru? Are you an exceptionally creative and innovative ideas person? Do you have amazing writing skills that can turn complex research findings into interesting and compelling content; and write formal reports and creative advertising copy at the same time? Are you...
by PLAAS in 2018
Development and Agrarian Transformations: BRICS, Competition and Cooperation in the Global South University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil 12- 14 November 2018 CALL FOR PAPERS and PANELS Over the past two decades, agrarian economies and food systems have been undergoing a profound restructuring in the...

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