Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2020 Confronting human trafficking: The role of state capacityConflict Management and Peace Science.  37:471-489. 2020
2018 The Gendered Consequences of Financial Crises: A Cross-National AnalysisPolitics and Gender.  15:941-970. 2018
2017 Neoliberal Policies and Human Trafficking for Labor: Free Markets, Unfree Workers?Political Research Quarterly.  70:673-686. 2017
2016 Globalization and Collective Labor Rights 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? 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” 2007
2007 Human rights and trade: Beyond the "spotlight" 2007
2007 What attracts foreign investors? An examination of human rights and foreign direct investment 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.  49:647-668. 2005
2001 The role of arms transfers in the quest for human security 2001
2001 Democracy, human rights, and U.S.‐Africa trade 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 countries 1999
1999 The transfer of arms and the diffusion of democracy: Do arms promote or undermine the "third wave"? 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 america 1994


Year Title Altmetric
2020 World Politics Trends and Transformation 2020
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


Year Title Altmetric
2020 Global Economic and Political Causes of Human Trafficking 2020
2012 Human rights.  406-419. 2012
2009 Virtuous or Vicious Cycle? Human Rights, Trade, and Development.  89-103. 2009
The Global Economic and Political Causes of Human Trafficking

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