Dr. James F. Barnes received his PhD from The Ohio State University. He is currently a Professor in Political Science/Criminal Justice at Appalachian State University. He has co-edited several previous books, chapters, and articles.
2002 0-7734-6866-8 This edited work by Dr. Reed and Dr. Barnes is a strong collection of essays on Gabon from leading scholars of the region and is a collection that truly lives up to its professed goal of presenting interdisciplinary approaches. It discusses issues such as contemporary politics, AIDS and Ebola, environmental policies, food production crises, and the history of pre-colonial Gabon.