Food Regimes and World Economy

Selected Writings and Lectures (most influential highlighted)

Transforming Global Governance in the Post-2015 Era: Towards an Equitable and Sustainable World, 2017. Globalizations. Summary by Nora McKeon of Dialogic Symposium on “Inclusive, equitable, accountable and transformative global governance in the post-2015 era,”  CUNY Graduate Center,  New York, 14 March 2016,

Interview (in English) on food regimes and Regulation Theory, with Gilles Allaires and Benoit Daviron, in Revue de la Régulation 20: 2 Autumn 2016. Régulations agricoles et formes de mobilisation sociale.

Food Regime Analysis and Agrarian Questions: Widening the Conversation (comment on Bernstein-McMichael exchange), forthcoming, May 2016, Journal of Peasant StudiesFood Regime Analysis and Agrarian Questions: Widening the Conversation. 2016. Journal of Peasant Studies 43: 3, pp.671–692, Contribution to the Bernstein-McMichael-Friedmann Dialogue on food regimes, food sovereignty, farming systems.   

Agriculture and the Social State. 2015. Journal of International Law and International Relations,  Vol 12, pp. 117-130. [View PDF]

Food Regimes: International Political Economy of Food. Tokyo: Kobushi Shobo, 2006 (in Japanese. Translator, Professor Masao Watanabe, with Michiko Kida).

Changing Food Systems from Top to Bottom: Political Economy and Social Movements Perspectives, ch. 2 in Mustafa Koc, Jennifer Sumner and Anthony Winson,eds., Critical Perspectives in Food Studies. Oxford 2012, 2nd ed forthcoming.

Moving Food Regimes Forward: Reflections on Symposium Essays, Agriculture and Human Values 26(4), 2009: 335-44.

Whose Rules Rule? Contested Projects to Certify ‘Local Production for Distant Consumers’, Journal of Agrarian Change, 8: 2-3) 2008, pp.408-34. (with Amber McNair). [View PDF[

Situating the Retail Revolution, in David Burch and Geoffrey Lawrence, eds., Supermarkets and Agri-food Supply Chains: Transformations in the production and Consumption of Food. Edward Elgar, 2007, pp.294-323. (with Philip McMichael) [View PDF]

Discourse and Structure in theGovernance of Genetically Modified Foods:  Disempowering Civil Society, in John Kirton and Peter Hajnal. eds., Sustainability, Civil Society, and International Governance: Local, North American and Global Perspectives. Ashgate, 2006 (with Diane Bartlett)

“From Colonialism to Green Capitalism: Social Movements and the Emergence of Food Regimes,”in Frederick H. Buttel and Philip D. McMichael, eds. New Directions in the Sociology of International Development. Research in Rural Sociology and Development, 11Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2005, pp.227-64. [View PDF]

Feeding the Empire: The Pathologies of Globalized Agriculture, in Colin Leys and Leo Panitch, eds., The Empire Reloaded: Socialist Register 2005. pps. 124-43. London: Merlin, 2004. [View PDF]

1750: Colonialismo e Prima Mondializzazione (Colonialism and the First Globalization). Atlante dell’allimentazione e della gastronomia. Torino:Unione Tipografico-EditriceTorinese, 2004 (with Sidney Mintz) [View PDF - English]

International Political Economy of Food: A Global Crisis, New Left Review no. 197, Jan./Feb. 1993, pp. 29-57. [View PDF]

Prepublication of  "International Relations of Food," Barbara Harriss-White and Sir Raymond Hoffenberg, eds., Food, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1994. Reprinted in The International Journal of Health Services, 25:3, 1995, pp.511 -38 and Carole Counihan, ed. Food in the USA. New York: Routledge, 2002: 325-46. 

Remaking Traditions: How We Eat, What We Eat and the Changing Political Economy of Food,  in Deborah Barndt, ed.  Women Working the NAFTA Food Chain:Women, Food, and Globalization.  Toronto: Second Story, 1999, pp.  35-60.

Promethean Sociology: On Wallerstein and the Modern World-System,  in Dan Clawson, ed.  Required Reading: Sociology’s Most Influential Books, Amherst MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998, pp. 149-54.

Remaking Traditions: How We Eat, What We Eat and the Changing Political Economy of Food, in Deborah Barndt, ed.  Women Working the NAFTA Food Chain:Women, Food, and Globalization.  Toronto: Second Story, 1999, pp.  35-60. [View PDF]

Warsaw Pact Socialism: Detente and the Disintegration of the Soviet Bloc, in Allen Hunter, ed., Rethinking the Cold War, Pittsburgh: Temple University Press, 1998, pp. 213-31.

Blocs Rule -- and Blocs Fall Apart, Symposium in Political Power and Social Theory, Volume 9, 1995, pp. 181-97.

Food Politics:  New Dangers, New Possibilities, in Philip McMichael, ed. Food and Agrarian Orders in the World Economy."  Westport CT:  Praeger, 1995, pp. 15-33.

Premature Rigour:  Or, Can Ben Fine Have His Contingency and Eat It Too? Symposium in Review of International Political Economy 1:3, Autumn 1994, pp. 553-561.

Distance and Durability:  Shaky Foundations of the World Food Economy, Third World Quarterly, 13: 2, 1992 pp. 37-83Reprinted n Philip McMichael, ed. The Global Restructuring of Agro-Food Systems.  Ithaca:  Cornell, 1994, pp. 258-76.

Agri‑food Industries and Export Agriculture:  The Changing International Division of Labour, in William Friedland, Lawrence Busch and Frederick Buttel, eds., The New Political Economy of Agriculture. Boulder:  Westview Press 1991, pp. 65-93.

The Origins of Third World Food Dependence," pp. 13‑31 in Henry Bernstein, Ben Crow, Maureen Mackintosh and Charlotte Martin, eds., The Food Question London:  Earthscan, 1990, pp. 13-31.

Rethinking Capitalism and Hierarchy, Review, Journal of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economics, Historical Systems, and Civilizations, Vol. 13 No. 2, 1990, pp. 255-64.

Agriculture and the State System:  The Rise and Decline of National Agriculture (with Philip McMichael), Sociologia Ruralis  XIX (2), 1989: 93‑117.  (with Philip McMichael).  Reprinted  La Question Agraria, no. 38. 1990 and Agricultural Policy, Aldershot, Hants, U.K.: Edward Elgar, Wyn P. Grant and John T.S. Keeler, eds., UK: Edward Elgar. [View PDF]

Foreign Trade Policy and World Commerce:  The Case of Wheat, 1815 to the Present, in Foreign Policy and the Modern World Systems, Volume VIII of The Sage International Yearbook of Foreign Policy Studies, edited by Pat McGowan and Charles W. Kegley, Jr., Beverly Hills: Sage, 1983, pp. 125‑155.

The Political Economy of Food:  The Rise and Fall of the Postwar International Food Order, in M. Burawoy and T. Skocpol, eds., Marxist Inquiries: Studies of Labour, Class and States, supplement to Vol. 88, American Journal of Sociology, 1982, pp. S248‑86. [View PDF]