Barry Driscoll Grinnell College
Barry Driscoll has completed PhD in Political Science from University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is originally from Galway, Ireland and made it to Grinnell by way of Leiden (Holland), Copenhagen, Washington, London, Oslo, and finally Wisconsin, either working in international development or researching themes in comparative politics. His work is on the political economy of development and the state in Africa, focusing on decentralization, local governance, taxation, state capacity, and political parties. His work has been published in Democratization
, Studies in Comparative International Development
, and Journal of Modern African Studies
. At Grinnell College, he teaches classes on African Politics, International Political Economy, and the Political Economy of Development.