John Barry

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Biographical Information

"John Barry teaches political economy at Queen’s University Belfast. He has been closely involved with green politics in Ireland, co-leading the Green Party of Northern Ireland and standing in North Down in the 2003 Northern Ireland Assembly elections. John’s research interests include the relationship between sustainability and social policy, green political economy, ecofeminism and environmental justice. He blogs at Marxist-Lentilist." [1]

On his blog he lists the following sites as "Links to other sites I like":

  • Andy Dobson's webpage
  • Green Party - Northern Ireland region
  • Holywood Rudolf Steiner School
  • Molly Scott Cato's Gaian Economics blog
  • Progressive Economy
  • Slugger O Toole - Notes on Northern Ireland Politics and Culture
  • Transition Towns Movement

"He is also former co-leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland, a founding member of Holywood Transition Town in Northern Ireland, and the all-Ireland Transition Town hub; a Director of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil – Ireland; and is Chair of the Management Council of Holywood Steiner School." [1]


  • John Barry The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability : Human Flourishing in a Climate-Changed, Carbon-Constrained World, Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2012.
  • Rethinking Green Politics: Nature, Virtue and Progress (1999) - [winner of the Political Studies Association Mackenzie prize for best book published in political science]
  • Environment and Social Theory, 2nd edition, (2007)
  • Citizenship, Sustainability and Environmental Research (2000)
  • The International Encyclopaedia of Environmental Politics (2001)
  • Sustaining Liberal Democracy (2002)
  • Europe, Globalisation and Sustainability (2004)
  • The Nation-State and the Global Ecological Crisis (2005)
  • Contemporary Environmental Politics (2006).


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  1. Green House People, organizational web page, accessed June 4, 2013.