Authoritarianism, populism, nationalism and resistance in the agrarian South
Ben M.McKay, Gustavo de L.T.Oliveira, Juan Liu
Corresponding authors: Juan Liu， e-mail: email@example.com
Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Vol.41, No.3, 2020
Abstract: This special section contributes to the vibrant debates concerning the “new political moment” underway with regards to “authoritarian populism” and nationalism in the agrarian South. With neoliberal globalisation in crisis, nationalist-populist and authoritarian movements are gaining ground, often transforming state and class con?gurations in ways that appease landed, agroindustrial and political elites, while simultaneously seeking to neutralise forms of resistance. Rather than starting from an ambiguous concept that submerges these class con?icts and contradictions, we argue that re-centering class struggles that frame the new political moment o?ers a more useful framework for understanding agrarian transformation in the contemporary period.
Keywords: Authoritarianism; populism; nationalism; resistance; agrarian change
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