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.