Jack J. Barry

Ph.D.

Political Science


Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Connecticut. Graduated May 2015. Subfields: Comparative Politics, International Relations.

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Global Training and Development Institute.

Research program: Information Communication Technology (ICT), development, and poverty in developing countries. More specifically, Jack’s research program focuses on how governance plays an influential role in impacting these processes/conditions. He is also an active researcher in international political economy, comparative political economy, democratization, microfinance, foreign aid, and democracy promotion.

Area of Expertise: Developing countries; Latin America is the primary region that his research focuses on and he specializes at the country level on Mexico.

Dissertation Title: I Want My ICT: Information Communication Technology, Governance and Poverty in the Developing World.

Publications

“Social Movements in the Digital Age.” (Forthcoming chapter in Protests, Politics, and Human Rights in a Digital Age, Mahmood Monshipouri [ed.], Cambridge University Press).

“Book Review: Catie Snow Bailard: Democracy’s Double-Edged Sword: How Internet Use Changes Citizens’ View of the Government.” (Forthcoming review in The Journal of Human Rights).

Barry, Jack J. (2014). “Here’s Hoping my Rock Keeps Rolling.” Essay in Befriending Death, edited by Professors Alfred G. Killilea and Michael Vocino (University of Rhode Island).

Barry, Jack J. (2014) “A Digital Sublime or Divide? The Impact of Information Communication Technology on the Poor in Latin America” in Digital Technologies for Democratic Governance in Latin America: Opportunities and Risks, Anita Breuer, Yanina Welp (Eds.). In Routledge Press. Routledge’s advertisement and preview of the book is available following this link: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415836135/

Barry, Jack J. (2012) “Democracy Promotion and ODA: A Comparative Analysis”. Contemporary Politics, Vol. 18 (3). Available online September 2012.

Barry, Jack J. (2012) “Microfinance, the Market and Political Development in the Internet Age”. Third World Quarterly, Vol. 33 (1) 12 (February). Available online December 2011.

Witchelns, Dennis, Jack J. Barry, Martina Mueller, Megumi Nakao, Lisa D. Philo & Adam Zitello (2003) “Co-operation Regarding Water and Other Resources Will Enhance Economic Development in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea.” Water Resources Development. Vol. 19, Issue 4.

Academic Conference Presentations

Barry, Jack (2014) “Don’t be Evil: Should Access to the Internet be Conceptualized as an Instrumental Human Right?” American Political Science Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC (August).

Barry, Jack (2014) “Don’t be Evil: Is Access to the Internet an Economic Right?” International Studies Association Annual Conference, Toronto 2014 (April).

Barry, Jack (2013) “Don’t be Evil: A Quantitative Analysis of the Impact of the Internet on Good Governance and Poverty in the Developing World,” International Studies Association Northeast Annual Conference, Providence, Rhode Island (November).

Barry, Jack (2013) “Crossing the Digital Divide: Is Access to the Internet an Economic Right?” American Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (Aug-Sep).

* This paper has been in the top ten downloads on SSRN (Social Science Research Network) in the following categories (September 2013) –AARN: Class & Status (Sub-Topic), AARN: Development (Sub-Topic), ERN: Human Development in Developing Economies (Topic), PSN: Communications (Topic) and PSN: Poverty Traps (Topic) *

Barry, Jack (2013) “Where is my ICT? The Impact of Governance, Economic Opportunities, and Information Communication Technology on the Indigenous in Oaxaca, Mexico.” New England Political Science Association Annual Conference, Portland, ME (May).

Barry, Jack (2013) “Diffusion’s Constraints: Information Communication Technology, Good Governance and Poverty.” International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA (April). Paper chosen to be in the inaugural Junior Scholars Symposium.

Barry, Jack (2013) “The Information Revolution and Indigenous Social Movement Mobilization in Latin America.” International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA (April).

Barry, Jack (2012) “Governance Matters: The Impact of Information Communication Technology on the Poor in Mexico.” American Political Science Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (August/September). Conference and presentation cancelled due to Hurricane Isaac, paper posted in online paper archive.

Barry, Jack (2012) “A Digital Sublime or Divide? The Impact of Information Communication Technology on the Indigenous, and the Poor in Mexico.” International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA (April).

Barry, Jack (2012) “Reigning in the Digital Sublime: Governance, ICT and Inequality” International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, (April).

Barry, Jack (2011) “I Want My ICT: The Impact of Information Communication Technology on Good Governance and Poverty.” International Studies Association Northeast Annual Conference, Providence, RI (November).

Education

M.A., Political Science, University of Rhode Island
B.A., Political Science; B.S., Economics, University of Rhode Island

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