Dr. Barnes's research and teaching interests are in post-communist political economies, the politics of international finance and oil, and the links between markets and democracy. His first book was called Owning Russia: The Struggle over Factories, Farms, and Power (Cornell University Press, 2006), and his articles have appeared in Review of International Political Economy, Problems of Post-Communism, Post-Soviet Affairs, and Comparative Politics, among others.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
His most recent publications include:
- Owning Russia: The Struggle over Factories, Farms, and Power (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006).
- “Financial Nationalism and Its International Enablers: The Hungarian Experience,” Review of International Political Economy, 22:3 (2015) (with Juliet Johnson).
- “Three in One: Unpacking the ‘Collapse’ of the Soviet Union,” Problems of Post-Communism (forthcoming).
- "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.
- “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?”).