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Clyde W. Barrow, Ph.D.

Clyde W. Barrow, Ph.D., UCLA, Political Science


Email: cbarrow@umassd.edu


Professional Career

Director, Center for Policy Analysis, 1992 to present, UMass Dartmouth

Chair, Department of Public Policy, 2005 to 2009, UMass Dartmouth

Chancellor Professor, Public Policy, 2004 to present, UMass Dartmouth

Professor, Political Science, UMass Dartmouth, 1996 to 2003

Associate Professor, Political Science, UMass Dartmouth, 1990 to 1996

Assistant Professor, Political Science, UMass Dartmouth, 1987 to 1990

Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, Texas A&M University, 1985 to 1987

Visiting Assistant Professor, Social & Policy Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1984 to 1985

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Scholarly Interests

Public Policy (Policy Process, Gaming Policy, Higher Education Policy, Policy in Massachusetts)

Political Economy (Economic Impact Analysis, Industry Analysis, Regional Economic Development)

Political Theory (State Theory, Policy Formation, American Political Thought).

Scholarly Achievements

5 authored books, 2 edited books, 21 book chapters, 70 scholarly articles, 157 applied policy monographs, 41 book reviews, 68 magazine and newspaper articles, 95 conference papers, and 106 invited talks.

Dr. Barrow's articles and reviews have appeared in American National Biography, American Political Science Review, Casino Enterprise Management, Das Argument, El Cotidiano, Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Estudios del Hombre, Found Object, Gaming Law Review and Economics, Global Education, Higher Education, History of Political Thought, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Journal of Arts Management & Law, Journal of Economic Issues, Journal of Politics, Journal of Travel Research, Labor Studies Journal, Massachusetts Benchmarks:  The Quarterly Journal of the Massachusetts Economy, New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, New England Journal of Public Policy, New Political Science, Polity, Perfiles Educativos, Perspectives on Political Science, Revista de la Educacion Superior, Science & Society, Social Science Journal, Sociological Inquiry, Sozialismus, Spill Science & Technology Bulletin, Strategies: A Journal of Theory, Culture, & Politics, Studies in American Political Development, Thought & Action, and Zeitschrift Marxistische Erneuerung.  Much of his work has been translated and republished in Chinese, German, and Spanish.

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Current Research Project

The Science of the State: Political Science and the Method of Economic Interpretation


Chair, Caucus for a New Political Science, 2013 to present

Editorial Board, New Political Science, 2013 to present

Associate Editor, New Political Science, 2005 to 2012

Regional Analyst, Massachusetts Benchmarks Project (Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod & the Islands), 1997 to 2009

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Visiting Scholar, Centre de Estudios de Educacion Superior, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Spring 2010

Special Recognition Award, Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board, 2006

Guest Professor, Faculty of Social Science, Kassel Universitat, Kassel, Germany, Spring 2005

President's Public Service Award, University of Massachusetts, 2004

Guest Professor, Philips-Universität Marburg, Institut fur Politikwissenschaft (Germany), Spring 2003

Distinguished Guest Professor, Universidad de Guadalajara, Centro de Estudios para Extranjeros (Mexico), Spring 2001

Distinguished Service Award, Massachusetts Federation of Teachers, 2001

Choice Outstanding Academic Book of the Year, 1995 (political theory)

Richard M. Fontera Memorial Award, UMD Labor Education Center, 1991

Who's Who in America, 2013
Contemporary Authors, 2003
Who’s Who in American Education, 2010
Who’s Who in the East, 2013
Dictionary of International Biography, 1997

Dr. Barrow's expert opinion is frequently cited in the media. His research and commentary has been cited in 2,887 newspaper articles throughout Massachusetts and the United States, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Pravda,  Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, St. Louis Post-Dipatch, Milwaukee Sentinel, Houston Post, Chicago Tribune, Forbes Magazine, Time, CNNMoney.com, and MSNBC.com. He has made 458 radio appearances and 323 television appearances, particularly on questions related to state and regional economic development, Massachusetts public policy, and gaming policy.

He has also delivered invited expert testimony to the Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire and Rhode Island state legislatures, committees of the US Congress, the E.P.A., and other government agencies.

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Recent & Forthcoming Publications

"MegaCasinos Everywhere? The Next Wave of U.S. Gaming Expansion."  Casino Enterprise Management (February 2012): 35.

"The Rationality Crisis in US Higher Education." New Political Science, Vol. 32, No. 3 (2010): 317-344.

"New England Casino Gaming Update: Patron Origin Analysis and a Critique of its Critics." Gaming Law Review and Economics, Vol. 14, No. 3 (2010): 175-186.

The Casino Gaming Industry: The Stakes for the Bay State (From MassBenchmarks, Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2008) 
"The Persistence of Pseudofacts in the U.S. Casino Debate: The Case of Massachusetts." Gaming Law Review and Economics, Vol. 12, No.4 (2008): 318-336. 

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Special Recognition Award, 2006
Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board





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