Ph.D. Princeton University, 1998Dr. 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).
“Three in One: Unpacking the ‘Collapse’ of the Soviet Union,” Problems of Post-Communism (forthcoming).
“Financial Nationalism and its International Enablers: The Hungarian Experience,” Review of International Political Economy (forthcoming) (with Juliet Johnson).
"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?”).
"The Russian Politics Course: Remembering Why We Got into This Business in the First Place,” AAASS NewsNet, 47:5 (October 2007), 13-17 (with Juliet Johnson).“Extricating the State: The Move to Competitive Capture in Post-Communist Bulgaria,” Europe-Asia Studies, 59:1 (January 2007), 71-95.
“Russia’s New Business Groups and State Power,” Post-Soviet Affairs, 19:2 (April-June 2003), 154-186.