Capitalist food regime and the agrifood problem: a critique of political economic and post-developmentalist understandings of the agrarian/peasant question

Download
2018
Büke, Atakan
The proliferation and differentiation processes in critical approaches on agrifood relations since the late 1980s can be seen as the rise of critical agrifood studies. When compared to the peasant studies of the era between the late 1960s and the late 1980s, critical agrifood studies signifies a radical theoretical reorientation in the field that especially becomes apparent in the post-developmentalist turn manifested in the contemporary agrarian/peasant question formulations. On this ground, by focusing on the last three decades, this study argues that the contemporary literature on the agrarian/peasant question is characterized by a divide between political economic and post-developmentalist understandings, which can also be seen as an impasse. This study, through a critical analysis of the implications of the neoliberal restructuring of agrifood relations for the agrarian/peasant question in social theoretical terms, claims that reformulating food regime as capitalist food regime on the basis of Marxism understood as a critical theory of society, and the agrarian/peasant question as the agrifood question of capitalism can provide a way out of this impasse by bringing the strengths of both political economic and post-developmentalist frameworks together.

Suggestions

Participation to administration in capitalist society : theoretical and political limitations of the critical and radical administrative theories
Güven, Erdem; Üstüner, Mustafa Yılmaz; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2012)
This thesis aims at critically examining the specific place of the "critical" and "radical" theories within both the theory of public administration and political theory, particularly in terms of the discursive participatory framework they offer. The fundamental question dealt with is whether or not the power and dependence analyses of these approaches (which are treated as 'marginal' in the field) is convincing for an egalitarian, comprehensive and socially transformative democratic governance. Since a dis...
Machine Learning and Rule-based Approaches to Assertion Classification
Uzuner, Oezlem; Zhang, Xiaoran; Sibanda, Tawanda (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2009-01-01)
Objectives: The authors study two approaches to assertion classification. One of these approaches, Extended NegEx (ENegEx), extends the rule-based NegEx algorithm to cover alter-association assertions; the other, Statistical Assertion Classifier (StAC), presents a machine learning solution to assertion classification.
Varieties of capitalism and national systems of innovation : a new perspective on the convergence debate
Karaoğuz, Hüseyin Emre; Özveren, Eyüp; Department of Science and Technology Policy Studies (2012)
The main objective of this thesis is to propose a new perspective in terms of the convergence debate as it is discussed in varieties-of-capitalism (VoC) literature. The initial configuration of VoC stance as well as a part of the literature foresees the convergence of hybrids to a liberal market economy. By revisiting the core arguments of national-systems-of-innovation approach as well as the elaborations of the various critiques of VoC stance, we will propose the opposite. If we are to take ‘innovation’ a...
WHY POLITICAL PRIORITY DID NOT EMERGE FOR ROAD SAFETY IN TURKEY: A POLICY ANALYSIS
Hoe, Connie; Uzumcuoglu, Yesim; Hyder, Adnan A. (BMJ; 2016-09-01)
Background Political priority pertains to the agenda setting phase of the policy process whereby an issue emerges as one that draws the attention of and triggers action from high-level decision makers. Few studies have investigated why political priority fails to develop or reemerge for certain public health issues in middle-income countries. In Turkey, road traffic injuries are a major cause of mortality and morbidity. Although, the issue has gained attention in recent years, it has, unfortunately, not rec...
Ethics Teaching in Higher Education for Principled Reasoning: A Gateway for Reconciling Scientific Practice with Ethical Deliberation
Akozer, Mehmet; Akozer, Emel (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2017-06-01)
This paper proposes laying the groundwork for principled moral reasoning as a seminal goal of ethics interventions in higher education, and on this basis, makes a case for educating future specialists and professionals with a foundation in philosophical ethics. Identification of such a seminal goal is warranted by (1) the progressive dissociation of scientific practice and ethical deliberation since the onset of a problematic relationship between science and ethics around the mid-19th century, and (2) the e...
Citation Formats
A. Büke, “Capitalist food regime and the agrifood problem: a critique of political economic and post-developmentalist understandings of the agrarian/peasant question,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2018.