XV World Congress of Rural Sociology CANCELLED (Event)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review responsibility, including review panel or committee


Panel organiser and primary reviewer for panel on “The wicked problem/s of farmer autonomy: re-visiting the peasant principle and struggles for autonomy” :

The struggle for and over autonomy in farming is wicked – unsolvable, shifting and contestable. The philosophical and practical application of autonomy has gained new breadth and depth as scholarship utilising the concept of autonomy has resulted in multiple re-interpretations and applications in novel agricultural, farming and livelihoods contexts. What does the concept of autonomy and the peasant principle offer us now as a philosophical and practical tool?

Conference Information:
Whose versions of sustainability count in the urban century? How does spatial disadvantage intersect with injustices based on gender, ethnic, linguistic, religious and other dimensions of social difference? What opportunities do flows of people, capital, information and commodities between urban and rural spaces present for sustainable rural development?
Period01 Dec 201931 Jan 2020
Event typeConference
LocationCairns, Australia, QueenslandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • autonomy
  • peasants
  • rural livelihoods
  • wicked problems