This paper explores the dynamics of capitalism, imperialism, and nationalism to contextualise and explain “radical” food sovereignty. It defines the opportunities and constraints surrounding the dynamics of “radical” food sovereignty as an anti-capitalist, counter-hegemonic movement. The difficulties in subverting the state-capital nexus are explored with reference to the pink tide states in Latin America, particularly Bolivia and Ecuador. Such “left” populism, through neo-extractivist funded welfarism, has subverted “radical” food sovereignty movements. Growing contradictions of neo-extractivism presage the delegitimation of the peripheral state-capital nexus, a resurgence of right authoritarian populism, and a further round of counter-hegemonic protest.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'études du développement|
|Early online date||19 Jun 2020|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 19 Jun 2020|
- agrarian resistance
- food sovereignty
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