1 The Food Regime Project
Food Regime Analysis
Food Regime Contours
Food Regime Method
Food Regime Specifications
Conclusion: A Post-Food Regime World
2 Historical Forms of the Food Regime
Food Regime Pre-History
Food Regime Structuring, and Restructuring
3 The Corporate Food Regime
A Third Food Regime?
The Corporate Food Regime
4 Food Regimes and the Agrarian Question
Agrarian Question Reformulation?
The Agrarian Question in the Food Regime
Agrarian Question or Agrarian Crisis?
Inverting Agrarian Question Politics
An Agrarian Question of Food
5 Food Regime Reformulations
Regional Food Regime Analysis
Food Regime Relations
6 Crisis and Restructuring
Crisis? Which Crisis?
Capital Accumulation Crisis
Corporate Food Regime Restructuring
7 The Food Regime and Value Relations: Which Values?
Revisiting the Agrarian Question
Social Reproduction vs. Capital Reproduction
Repeasantization: Revaluing the Agrarian Question?
Back Matter [Glossary | References | Index]
Armed with the skills of a historian, geographer, economist and sociologist, McMichael packs this conspectus with global context and cutting edge research.… this book is vital for anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge about how to think about today’s world food system, and how to go about changing it.
Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: From Farm to Fork, The Hidden Battle for the World’s Food System
McMichael provides a compelling narrative that allows us to see the big picture: the geopolitical and political economy dimensions of what we eat.…understanding how today’s dominant food regime emerged, putting the agro-food systems in the service of finance and transnational circuits of commodities, is an indispensable first step towards reform.
Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food
Philip McMichael is a professor in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University and the author of Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective (2012), and Settlers and the Agrarian Question: Foundations of Capitalism in Colonial Australia (1984).