Scott Kastner

Professor

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). Much of Kastner's research focuses on the international politics of East Asia, and he teaches classes on international relations, US-China relations, international political economy, and East Asia. 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
Degrees
  • PhD University of California, San Diego (2003)
  • BA Cornell University (1995)

Introduction to International Political Relations (GVPT 200).

Graduate Seminar in International Relations Theory (GVPT 708).

Uncertain Partners: The US and China in a Changing World (GVPT 289J, I-series course).

International Politics of East Asia (GVPT 409G; 409H).

U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations (GVPT 409Q).

International Relations Theory and East Asia (GVPT 889B).

International Political Economy (GVPT 761).

Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GVPT289J Special Topics in Government and Politics; Uncertain Partners: US & China in a Changing World Spring 2017 Syllabus
GVPT708A Seminar in International Relations Theory; International Relations Theory Fall 2016 Syllabus
GVPT289J Special Topics in Government and Politics; Uncertain Partners: US & China in a Changing World Fall 2015 Syllabus
GVPT289J Special Topics in Government and Politics; Uncertain Partners: US & China in a Changing World Fall 2014 Syllabus
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Department of Government and Politics
Phone: (301) 405-9710
Email: skastner@umd.edu