Refereed Papers

2014. Gambling With Our PlanetTheory In Action, 7 (1), January 2014.

2013. Bob Geldof and the Aid Industry: “Do They Know it’s Imperialism?”, Capitalism Nature Socialism (Email me for pdf at mbarker at riseup.net)

2008. The National Endowment for Democracy and the Promotion of ‘Democratic’ Media Systems Worldwide, Communication for Development and Social Change, 2 (1). (Abstract)

2008. The Liberal Foundations of Environmentalism: Revisiting the Rockefeller-Ford Connection, Capitalism Nature Socialism, 19 (2), pp. 15-42.

2008. The Liberal Foundations of Media Reform? Creating Sustainable Funding Opportunities for Radical Media Reform, Global Media Journal, 1 (2), June 2, 2008.

2008. Democracy or Polyarchy? US-Funded Media Developments in Afghanistan and Iraq Post 9/11?, Media Culture Society, 30 (1), pp. 109-130.

2008. Media Watchdogs or Imperial Flak Machines: Press Freedom in the Service of Polyarchy, Refereed paper presented to the Convergence, Citizen Journalism & Social Change: Building Capacity conference, University of Queensland, March 25-27, 2008.

2008. Mediating Protests: A Critical Examination of the Relation Between the Mass Media and Social Movements, Refereed paper presented to the Convergence, Citizen Journalism & Social Change: Building Capacity conference, University of Queensland, March 25-27, 2008.

2008. Social Engineering, Progressive Media, and the Benton Foundation, In E. Tilley (Ed.) Power & Place: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Communication Association Conference, Wellington, July 9-11.

2008. The Soros Media ‘Empire': The Power of Philanthropy to Engineer Consent, In E. Tilley (Ed.) Power & Place: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Communication Association Conference, Wellington, July 9-11.

2008. Engineering Human Rights in the Israel/Palestine Conflict, Refereed paper presented to Activating Human Rights and Peace: Universal Responsibility, Byron Bay, Australia, July 1-4, 2008.

2008. Activist Education at the Albert Einstein Institution: A Critical Examination of Elite Cooption of Civil Disobedience, Refereed paper presented to Activating Human Rights and Peace: Universal Responsibilty, Byron Bay, Australia, July 1-4, 2008.

2008. Progressive Social Change in the ‘Ivory Tower’? A Critical Reflection on the Evolution of Activist Orientated Research in Universities, Refereed paper presented to Australasian Political Science Association conference, University of Queensland, July 6-9, 2008.

2008. Mediating a Polyarchal Public Sphere in China, Refereed paper presented to Australasian Political Science Association conference, University of Queensland, July 6-9, 2008.

2008. Bill Gates as Social Engineer: Introducing the World’s Largest Liberal Philanthropist, Refereed paper presented to Australasian Political Science Association conference, University of Queensland, July 6-9, 2008.

2007. Challenging Liberal Foundations: A Critical Examination of Funding Sources for Anti-Racism Activism, Refereed paper presented to the Second International Conference on Racisms in the New World Order, University of Sunshine Coast, Queensland, December 6-7, 2007.

2007. Propaganda-Facilitated Regime Change in Iran, Invited paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, TBA, San Francisco, CA, May 24-28, 2007.

2007. Global Greens and the Mass Media: Building for a Participatory Future?, Griffith Journal of the Environment, September 24, 2007.  (Spanish Translation: Los partidos verdes ante los medios de comunicación, Iberoamerican Communication Review, Cátedra UNESCO de Comunicación, September 2009)

2007. Global Greens and the Mass Media, Paper presented to the 20 Years of Propaganda? Critical Discussions and Evidence on the Ongoing Relevance of the Herman and Chomsky Propaganda Model, University of Windsor, Canada, May 15-17, 2007.

2007. “Democracy Promoters” and Activist Education: The Exploitation of Civil Disobedience for Geostrategic Revolutions, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Cultural Research Network, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, May 3-6, 2007.

2007. Conform or Reform? Social Movements and the Mass Media, Fifth-Estate-Online – International Journal of Radical Mass Media Criticism, February 2007.

2006. Taking the Risk out of Civil Society: Harnessing Social Movements and Regulating Revolutions, Refereed paper presented to the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, University of Newcastle 25-27 September 2006.

2006. Civil Society, Empowered or Overpowered: The Role of the Mass Media in ‘Promoting Democracy’ Worldwide, Refereed Paper presented to the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association International Conference, Adelaide, Australia, July 4-7, 2006.

2005. Manufacturing Policies: The Media’s Role in the Policy Making Process, Refereed paper presented to the Journalism Education Conference, Griffith University, 29 November – 2 December 2005.

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