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Historicizing the Agrarian Question
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE 
Author/s: Philip McMichael 
Year:  2013 Issue: 102 Language: Italian 
Pages:  19 Pg. 14-32 FullText PDF:  136 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SUR2013-102002
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The agrarian question is a political question with specific time-place coordinates. In the classically informed class-based approach, agrarian becomes either a location for class formation, or a site for a developmentalist interpretation of the role of agriculture in capitalist accumulation. But agrarian transition processes need world-historical specification beyond the categories of classical political-economy. Food regime analysis offers such an approach by deploying it as a comparative-historical construct in order to understand the agrarian question as an expression of global political-economic transformation.
Keywords: Agrarian Question, Food Regime, Food Sovereignty, Developmentalism, Ecology, Political History of Capital.

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