Ph.D. Princeton University, 1998
Dr. Barnes' teaching interests are politics of post-communist states, politics of democratization and marketization, comparative politics, research methods, international political economy, and international relations.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
His most recent publications include:
“From the Politics of Economic Reform to the Functioning of Political Economies,” Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, 20:2 (Spring 2012), 79-85. (Special Issue, “Twenty Years since the Collapse of the USSR: What Have We Learned?”)
“Russia’s Potential Role in the World Oil System: Reciprocal Dependency, Global Integration, and Positive Unintended Consequences,” in Neil Robinson, ed., The Political Economy of Russia (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), 151-168.
Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, Political Consequences of Crony Capitalism inside Russia (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010), Political Science Quarterly, 127:1 (Spring 2012), 174-175.
- Extricating the State: The Move to Competitive Capture in Post-Communist Bulgaria, Europe-Asia Studies, 59:1 (January 2007), 71-95.
- Owning Russia:The Struggle Over Factories, Farms, and Power (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006).
- Putin as Gerschenkron + Hamilton + Baldwin? Understanding the Russian Approach to Global Integration, in Post-Cold War Challenges to International Relations, ed. Yuri Akimov and Dmitri Katsy (St. Petersburg, Russia: Saint Petersburg University Press, 2006), 24-50.
- Reform Is Not Its Own Reward: Thinking about Success in Post-Communist Agrarian Transformations, in Evaluating Success and Failure in Post-Communist Reform, ed. Hilary Appel, The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, Monograph Series #16 (Claremont, CA: Claremont McKenna College, 2005).
- "Russia's New Business Groups and State Power," Post-Soviet Affairs, 19:2 (April-June 2003), 154-186.
- "What Do We Know Now? Post-Communist Economic Reform Through a Russian Lens" (review article), Comparative Politics, 35:4 (July 2003), 477-497.
- "Comparative Theft: Context and choice in the Hungarian, Czech, and Russian Transformations, 1989-2000," East European Politics and Societies, 17:3 (Summer 2003), 533-565.
- "Political Foundations of Post-Communist Regimes: Marketization, Agrarian Legacies, or International Influences?" (with Marcus Kurtz), Comparative Political Studies (September 2002).