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Clyde Barrow

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Clyde Barrow Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles (1984)
Chancellor Professor and Director of the Center for Policy Analysis
Specializes in Massachusetts Public Policy, Policy Formation, Higher Education Policy, Gaming Policy, and Regional Economic Development.





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Research Interests

Clyde W. Barrow’s research interests in education are focused on the impact of globalization and its impact on organizational and curriculum development in higher education, the corporatization of higher education institutions, and the evolution of higher education as an ideological state apparatus.

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Spring 2014

ELP 573 Applied Policy Research Seminar

Spring 2013

POL 585 Applied Policy Research Seminar 

Fall 2012

POL 585 Applied Policy Research Seminar 

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  • Barrow, Clyde W., Sylvie Didou-Aupetit, and John Mallea, Globalisation, Trade Liberalisation, and  Higher Education in North America: The Emergence of a New Market Under NAFTA? Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. 255 pp.
  • Barrow, Clyde W., Critical Theories of the State. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1993.
    Choice “Outstanding Academic Book of the Year” in Political Theory, 1995
    2nd printing, University of Wisconsin Press, 1997
    Printing in electronic format, University of Wisconsin Press at netlibrary.com, 2000
    3rd printing, University of Wisconsin Press, 2001
  • Barrow, Clyde W., Universities and the Capitalist State: Corporate Liberalism and the Reconstruction of
    American Higher Education, 1894-1928. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1990.
  • Paul Wetherly, Clyde W. Barrow, and Peter Burnham, eds. Class, Power, and the State in Capitalist
    Society: Essays on Ralph Miliband. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007. 260 pp.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “(Re)Reading Poulantzas: State Theory and the Epistemologies of Structuralism,“
    Pp. 27-40 in Lars Bretthauer, Alexander Gallas, John Kannankulam, und Ingo Stutzle, Eds., Reading Poulantzas: On the Relevance of Marxist State Theory. London: Merlin Press, 2011.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “The Political Culture of Portuguese-Americans in Southeastern Massachusetts.”
    Pp. 289-313 in Kim Holton and Andrea Klimt, eds., Fashioning Ethnic Culture: Portuguese-
    American Communities Along the Eastern Seaboard. North Dartmouth, MA: Center for
    Portuguese Studies, 2009.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “The State.” Pp. 102-05 in William A. Darity, Jr., ed., International Encyclopedia of
    the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, 9 Vols. Detroit, Michigan: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Ralph Miliband and the Instrumentalist Theory of the State: The (Mis)Construction
    of an Analytic Concept.” Pp. 84-108 in Paul Wetherly, Clyde W. Barrow, and Peter Burnham,
    eds., Class, Power, and the State in Capitalist Society: Essays on Ralph Miliband. London:
    Palgrave MacMillan, 2008.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “The State.” Pp. 2250-54 (Vol. 5) in Maryanne Cline Horowitz, ed., New Dictionary
    of the History of Ideas, 6 Vols. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Thomson Gale, 2005.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Globalization, Trade Liberalization, and the Higher Education Industry.” Pp. 229-54 in
    Stanley Aronowitz and Heather Gautney, eds., Implicating Empire: Globalization and Resistance
    in the 21st Century. New York: Basic Books, 2003.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Political Theory and the Economic Basis of Politics.” Pp. 1-22 in Charles A. Beard,
    The Economic Basis of Politics. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2002. Edited, indexed,
    and annotated with a new introduction by Clyde W. Barrow.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “The Miliband-Poulantzas Debate: An Intellectual History.” Pp. 3-52 in Stanley
    Aronowitz and Peter Bratsis, eds., Paradigm Lost: Revising State Theory. Minneapolis:
    University of Minnesota Press, 2002.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Beyond the Multiversity: Fiscal Crisis and the Changing Structure of Academic
    Labour.” Pp. 159-78 in John Smyth, ed., Academic Work: The Changing Labour Process in
    Higher Education. Buckingham, England: Open University Press, 1995.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Playing Workers: Proletarian Drama in the Curriculum of American Labor Colleges,
    1921-1937.” Pp. 94-118 in Judith H. Balfe, ed., Paying the Piper: Causes and Consequences of
    Arts Patronage. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “The Rationality Crisis in U.S. Higher Education,” New Political Science, Vol. 32,
    No. 3 (September 2010): 317-44.
    Reprinted in Itinerários – Fórum Global de Investigação Educacional, Vol. 1, No. 2 (May 2011):
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “The Intellectual Origins of New Political Science,” New Political Science, Vol. 30,
    No. (June 2008): 215-44.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “The Return of the State: Globalization, State Theory, and the New Imperialism,” New
    Political Science, Vol. 27, No. 2 (June 2005): 123-45.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Trade Liberalization and the Emergence of Multinational For-Profit Colleges and
    Universities.” Educación Global, 8 (2004): 88-109.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “La liberalización del comercio y la transnacionalización de la industria de la educación
    superior de EU.” Revista de la Educación Superior, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Abril/June 2004): 87-98.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “What is to Be Undone?: Academic Efficiency and the Corporate Ideal in American
    Higher Education.” Found Object, No. 10 (Spring 2001): 149-80.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Corporate Power and Political Science: A Review Essay.” New Political Science, Vol.
    23, No. 1 (March 2001): 147-55.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Restructuring Higher Education: A Post-Script on the Politicized Irrationality of
    Strategic Planning.” Thought and Action: The NEA Higher Education Journal 16 (Fall 2000):
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “NAFTA and Trilateral Cooperation in Higher Education: Policy Initiatives in the
    USA.” Global Education 4 (2000): 95-120.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “The Marx Problem in Marxian State Theory.” Science & Society, Vol. 64, No. 1
    (Spring 2000): 87-118.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Higher Education Policies and the North American Free Trade Agreement: The
    United States Case.” Global Education 3 (1999): 139-55.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “State Theory and the Dependency Principle: An Institutionalist Critique of the
    Business Climate Concept.” Journal of Economic Issues 32 (March 1998): 1-38.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “The Strategy of Selective Excellence: Redesigning Higher Education for Global
    Competition in a Postindustrial Society.” Higher Education, Vol. 31, No. 4 (June 1996): 447-69.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “The New Economy and the Restructuring of Higher Education.” Thought and Action:
    The NEA Higher Education Journal 12 (Spring 1996): 37-54. Reprinted in special retrospective
    edition, Thought and Action: The NEA Higher Education Journal 16 (Fall 2000): 65-81.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Will the Fiscal Crisis Force Higher Education to Restructure?” Thought and Action:
    The NEA Higher Education Journal 9 (Fall 1993): 25-39.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “La Crisis Fiscal: Un Catalizador de la Reforma en Educacion Superior
    Estadounidense.” El Cotidiano, (Junio 1993): 52-59.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “De la Multiuniversidad a la Flexiuniversidad: La Reorganización Post-Industrial del
    Trabajo Académico.” El Cotidiano, (Junio 1993):28-35.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Corporate Liberalism, Finance Hegemony, and Central State Intervention in the
    Reconstruction of American Higher Education.” Studies in American Political Development
    6 (Spring 1992): 420-44.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Playing Workers: Proletarian Drama in the Curriculum of American Labor Colleges,
    1921-1937.” Journal of Arts Management and Law 20 (Winter 1991): 5-29.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Social Investment in Massachusetts Public Higher Education: A Comparative
    Analysis.” New England Journal of Public Policy 7 (Spring/Summer 1991): 85-110.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Counter-Movement Within the Labor Movement: Workers' Education and the
    American Federation of Labor, 1900-1937.” Social Science Journal 27 (October 1990): 395-417.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Styles of Intellectualism in Weber's Historical Sociology.” Sociological Inquiry 60
    (Spring 1990): 47-61.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Pedagogy, Politics, and Social Reform: The Philosophy of the Workers' Education
    Movement.” Strategies: A Journal of Theory, Culture and Politics No. 2 (Fall 1989): 45-66.
  • Barrow, Clyde W. “Intellectuals in Contemporary Social Theory: A Radical Critique.” Sociological
    Inquiry 57 (Fall 1987): 415-30.

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  •  Member, American Political Science Association, 1982 – present

                Caucus for a New Political Science, 1994 – present

               Chair, 2009-2012

               Member, Coordinating Council, 2003 – present

               Member, Publications Executive Committee, 2005 – present

               Chair, Christian Bay Award Committee for Best NPS Paper, 2009

                APSA NPS Program Chair, 2008                                                                

               Chair, Special By-Laws and Constitution Committee, 2006-2007

               Membership Director, 2003 – 2005


  • Board of Editors, (2011-2014); Associate Editor, (2005 – 2011), New Political Science

               Official journal of the New Political Science Section of the American Political Science Association.

               Director, Center for Policy Analysis, UMass Dartmouth, July 1, 1992 – June 30, 2012.

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