By Alexander Dunlap. Using anarchist critique to unearth the ‘roots’ of authoritarian populism can offer a productive gateway for understanding the origins and continuation of socio-ecological and economic crises.
Should political ecology be populist?
Political ecology should take populism seriously, not only because of its authoritarian or regressive manifestations, but also for its transformative potential.
Headless populism and the political ecology of alienation
By Patrick Huff. Populism of the kind displayed by the Yellow Vests is a revolt against social and ecological alienation and an affirmation of collective popular power.
Environmental populisms – alongside and beyond (state) authority
By Kai Bosworth. Rather than (only) critiquing and dismissing existing uses of ‘the people’ as insufficient, political ecology could contribute to a new international populism capable of upholding climate justice.
Authoritarianism, populism and political ecology
By Amber Huff and Levi Van Sant. Based on a number of events convened under the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative, we introduce a series of interventions that explore how political ecologies can help us to better understand and confront the emergence of contemporary authoritarian populism.
Resisting Development: The politics of the zad and NoTav
Alexander Dunlap reviews the book The ZAD and NoTAV: Territorial Struggles and the Making of a New Political Intelligence, by the Mauvaise Troupe Collective.
New Master’s in Degrowth
The activist-academic collective Research & Degrowth has announced a new master's in Political Ecology, with a specialization in Degrowth and Environmental Justice.
We need to talk about robots
By Paul Robbins. A political ecology of robots is due, one that is rigorously empirical, dedicated to justice and animal welfare, but unromantic in every regard.
Patrick Bond: Climate justice movements need to hit Trump where it hurts most
By Ethemcan Turhan and Cem İskender Aydın * Political economist and climate justice expert Patrick Bond comments on the prospects for a progressive anti-capitalist agenda in the face of increasing alt-right populism, xenophobia, climate denialism and economic-political exceptionalism. So we are back to square one: Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement in early June 2017 has … Continue reading Patrick Bond: Climate justice movements need to hit Trump where it hurts most
Planting the seeds of degrowth in times of crisis – Examples from Greece – Part II
By Marula Tsagkari * In the second of a two-part series, Marula Tsagkari explores how today, we are participants in a complex and severe crisis, and a radical crisis requires radical solutions. Through a number of examples it became obvious that in Greece there is groundwork for a transition to sustainable degrowth. There are seeds … Continue reading Planting the seeds of degrowth in times of crisis – Examples from Greece – Part II