Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2018 Confronting human trafficking: The role of state capacityConflict Management and Peace Science2018
2018 The Gendered Consequences of Financial Crises: A Cross-National AnalysisPolitics and Gender2018
2017 Neoliberal Policies and Human Trafficking for Labor: Free Markets, Unfree Workers?Political Research Quarterly.  70:673-686. 2017
2016 Globalization and Collective Labor RightsSociological Forum.  31:181-202. 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
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
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
2005 Foreign policy in transition? Human rights, democracy, and U.S. arms exportsInternational Studies Quarterly.  49:647-667. 2005
2001 The role of arms transfers in the quest for human securityJournal of Political and Military Sociology.  29:240-258. 2001
2001 Democracy, human rights, and U.S.‐Africa tradeInternational Interactions.  27:275-295. 2001
2000 Promoting human rights and democracy in the developing world: U.S. rhetoric versus U.S. arms exportsAmerican Journal of Political Science.  44:123-131. 2000
1999 Examining the impact of arms transfers on human developmentJournal of Third World Studies.  16:75-93. 1999
1999 Instruments of security or tools of repression? Arms imports and human rights conditions in developing countriesJournal of Peace Research.  36:233-244. 1999
1999 The transfer of arms and the diffusion of democracy: Do arms promote or undermine the "third wave"?Social Science Journal.  36:413-429. 1999
1997 Guns and governmental reform: U.S. arms exports and the Clinton administration's promotion of democracy abroadMediterranean Quarterly: A Journal of Global Issues.  8. 1997
1996 Images in conflict: The case of Ronald Reagan and El SalvadorInternational Studies Quarterly.  40:23-44. 1996
1994 Impact of human rights on u.s. foreign assistance to latin americaInternational Interactions.  19:339-358. 1994


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2016 World Politics: Trend and Transformation, 2016 - 2017 2016
2014 World Politics: Trend and Transformation, 2014 - 2015 (Book Only) 2014
2013 World Politics: Trend and Transformation, 2013 - 2014 Update Edition 2013
2009 World Politics: Trends and Transformations, 2009-2010 Update Edition 2009


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

Teaching Activities

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Carolina System : Spartanburg 1996
  • Master of Arts, University of Georgia 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts, Georgia College 1989
  • Full Name

  • Shannon Blanton