G. Theodore Mitau Professor of Political Science (Emeritus)
Global political economy, international political theory

Carnegie Hall, 203f

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Blaney works on the social and political theory of international relations/global political economy.  He explores the constructions of identity, time and space central to the discipline of international relations. His first book, co-authored with Naeem Inayatullah, International Relations and the Problem of Difference, here, (Routledge, 2004), examines the way early modern social and political thought structures a spatial and temporal imagination—revolving around notions of sovereignty and development—that makes international relations as a discipline possible.

Working with Naeem again, he wrote, Savage Economics: Wealth, Poverty and the Temporal Walls of Capitalism, here, (Routledge, 2010), which centers on 18th-  and 19th-century political economic thought; it explores the links between our received understandings of wealth and poverty and the ethical impoverishment of much of contemporary thought about capitalism.  Also with Naeem he wrote, Within, Against and Beyond Liberalism: A Critique of Liberal IPE and Global  Capitalism, here, (Rowman and Littlefield, 2021).

He recently co-edited two books (with Arlene Tickner) that explore the state of international relations as a global discipline: Thinking International Relations Differently (Routledge, 2012) and Claiming the International (Routledge, 2013).

His book on the shape of a book on political economic thought, Political Economy as Theodicy: Progress, Suffering and Denial, here, will soon be out (Routledge, 2024).  He serves on the editorial team for the Routledge Press series, “Worlding Beyond the West.”  He is currently working on a book on international relations theory with Naeem Inayatullah.

  • BA: Valparaiso University, High Distinction
  • MA, PhD: University of Denver