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Beyond electoralism: reflections on anarchy, populism and the crisis of electoral politics

Araujo, Erin, Ferretti, Federico, Ince, Anthony ORCID:, Mason, Kelvin, Mullenite, Joshua, Pickerill, Jenny, Rollo, Toby and White, Richard J. 2017. Beyond electoralism: reflections on anarchy, populism and the crisis of electoral politics. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 16 (4) , pp. 607-642.

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This paper is comprised of a series of short, conversational or polemical interventions reflecting on the political ‘moment’ that has emerged in the wake of the rise of right-populist politics, particularly in the Global North. We position the UK’s ‘Brexit’ vote and the election of Donald Trump as US President as emblematic of this shift, which has a longer genesis and a wider scale than these events alone. In particular, we draw on anarchist principles and approaches to consider opportunities for re-energising and re-orienting our academic and activist priorities in the wake of these turbulent times. Following a short introductory section, in which we collectively discuss key questions, challenges and tensions, each contributor individually draws from their own research or perspective to explore the possibilities of a politics beyond electoralism.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: University of British Columbia, Okanagan
ISSN: 1492-9732
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 12 September 2017
Date of Acceptance: 7 September 2017
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2023 19:35

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