Scott L. Kastner is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park. He graduated from Cornell University (1995), and received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego (2003). Scott Kastner's research interests include international relations, international political economy, the international politics of East Asia, and China's foreign relations.  Current projects include the political consequences of China's external economic ties, the prospects for conflict in the Taiwan Strait, and (with Margaret Pearson and Chad Rector) the determinants of variation in Chinese behavior in global governance. He is author of Political Conflict and Economic Interdependence across the Taiwan Strait and Beyond (Stanford University Press, 2009), and co-editor (with Ming-Chin Monique Chu) of Globalization and Security Relations across the Taiwan Strait: In the Shadow of China (Routledge, 2015). His work has also appeared in the following journals: International Security, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Security Studies, Journal of Peace Research, Foreign Policy Analysis, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of East Asian Studies, Issues and Studies and Current History.




Areas of Interest

  • International relations
  • Chinese foreign policy
  • East Asia
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