The rural movements: biopolitics and ungovernability - The aim of this papers is to analyze and verify the social effects of the collective practices addressed as rural movements in the European literature about rural development of last decades. The reference is to those practices developing new ways of farming and models of rural development. The evidence of these processes overcomes the theoretical perspectives of the last century about the unavoidable disappearance of peasant world. However, the point is to interpret these new practices considering also the constitution of the processes of governance as the new form of social regulation in the post-fordist restructuring phase. Insofar, this work aims to demonstrate the irreducibility of these new rural practices to the mechanisms of governance.
Key words: rural movements; community development; governance; biopolitics; post-fordist restructuring; collective action.