Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2018 Out of the shadows or into the dark? Economic openness, IMF programs, and the growth of shadow economiesReview of International Organizations.  13:309-333. 2018
2018 Pro-Market Policies and Major Industrial Disasters—A Dangerous Combination?Sociological Forum.  33:5-29. 2018
2018 Confronting human trafficking: The role of state capacityConflict Management and Peace Science2018
2017 Dying for Globalization? The Impact of Economic Globalization on Industrial AccidentsSocial Science Quarterly.  98:1487-1502. 2017
2017 Neoliberal Policies and Human Trafficking for Labor: Free Markets, Unfree Workers?Political Research Quarterly.  70:673-686. 2017
2017 The impact of ILO conventions on worker rights: Are empty promises worse than no promises?Review of International Organizations.  12:75-94. 2017
2016 Economic liberalisation, market institutions and labour rightsEuropean Journal of Political Research.  55:474-491. 2016
2015 Financial crises and labor: Does tight money loosen labor rights?World Development.  76:1-12. 2015
2015 Is Foreign Direct Investment “Gender Blind”? Women's Rights as a Determinant of US FDIFeminist Economics.  21:61-88. 2015
2015 The Impact of IMF and World Bank Programs on Labor RightsPolitical Research Quarterly.  68:324-336. 2015
2015 What Makes International Studies Programs Successful? A Survey-Based AssessmentInternational Studies Perspectives2015
2013 Zombies and International Relations: A Simple Guide for Bringing the Undead into Your ClassroomInternational Studies Perspectives.  14:1-13. 2013
2012 Rights, Institutions, and Foreign Direct Investment: An Empirical AssessmentForeign Policy Analysis.  8:431-452. 2012
2012 Labor Rights and Foreign Direct Investment: Is There a Race to the Bottom?International Interactions.  38:267-294. 2012
2009 A sectoral analysis of human rights and FDI: Does industry type matter?International Studies Quarterly.  53:469-493. 2009
2009 Surveying international studies programs: Where do we stand?International Studies Perspectives.  10:224-240. 2009
2007 Economic globalization and violent civil conflict: Is openness a pathway to peace?Social Science Journal.  44:599-619. 2007
2007 Human Rights and Trade: Beyond the “Spotlight”International Interactions.  33:97-117. 2007
2007 Human rights and trade: Beyond the "spotlight"International Interactions.  33:97-117. 2007
2007 What attracts foreign investors? An examination of human rights and foreign direct investmentJournal of Politics.  69:143-155. 2007
2006 Human rights and foreign direct investment: A two-stage analysisBusiness and Society Review.  45:464-485. 2006
2006 Bringing the 'community' back: Integration, conflict, and cooperationCooperation and Conflict.  41:31-52. 2006
2004 The liberal illusion: Does trade promote peace?Journal of Politics.  66:660-661. 2004
2002 Colonial style and colonial legacies: Trade patterns in British and French AfricaJournal of Third World Studies.  19:219-241. 2002
2001 Democracy, human rights, and U.S.‐Africa tradeInternational Interactions.  27:275-295. 2001
1999 Structure and behavior in the world trading systemInternational Interactions.  25:119-144. 1999
1999 Trading blocs and the capitalist world-economy: Insights and evidenceSociological Inquiry.  69:187-215. 1999
1996 Diminished giant or vanguard for liberalization? The U.S. And the regionalization of tradePolitical Research Quarterly.  49:783-805. 1996

Chapter

Year Title Altmetric
2009 Virtuous or Vicious Cycle? Human Rights, Trade, and Development.  89-103. 2009

Teaching Activities

  • PSC103 - Foundations of Int Relations (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PSC316 - Human Rights (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PSC103 - Foundations of Int Relations (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PSC386 - Economics of Public Policy (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PSC357 - Human Trafficking (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PSC103 - Foundations of Int Relations (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PSC357 - Human Trafficking (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ITS470 - International Studies Sem (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PSC103 - Foundations of Int Relations (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PSC402 - Comparative Politics Seminar (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PSC316 - Human Rights (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PSC103 - Intro International Relations (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PSC461 - International Political Econ (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PSC103 - Intro International Relations (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PSC357 - Human Trafficking (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PSC285 - SpTp: International Relations (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • PSC385 - SpTp: International Relations (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • PSC295 - SpTp in American Government (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PSC316 - Human Rights (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PSC395 - SpTp in American Government (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PSC103 - Intro International Relations (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PSC285 - SpTp: International Relations (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PSC385 - SpTp: International Relations (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PSC395 - Spec Topics Political Science (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • PSC103 - Intro International Relations (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PSC295 - Spec Topics Political Science (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PSC395 - Spec Topics Political Science (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PSC461 - International Political Econ (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in International / Global Studies, University of South Carolina System : Columbia
  • Full Name

  • Robert Blanton
  • Blazerid

  • rgblant