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Dept. of History, Philosophy, International Studies & Legal Studies
Dr. James Masterson, Interim Department Chair
Diane Lawson,
Academic Departmental Specialist
354 Rader Hall
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2655
Fax: 606-783-5096
E-mail: hpil@moreheadstate.edu

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Dr. James Masterson, Department Chair
Program/Dept: Department of History, Philosophy, International Studies and Legal Studies
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: PhD: Political Science, University of Cincinnati-International Relations and Methodology; MA Political Science; University of Cincinnati, BA Political Science and Mathematics, University of Cincinnati; Nagoya University of Foreign Studies Certificate of Completion; Nagoya University Certificate of Completion
Research Interests:

Research interests include:

  • International Relations, with emphasis on East Asia security
  • International Political Economy, with emphasis on interdependence and conflict
  • Methodology, with emphasis on survey research and statistics
  • Comparative Politics, with emphasis on East Asian politics

Selected publications:
Peer-Reviewed Publications

 

"Managing Inter-Institutional Collaboration on Role-Based Simulations: The case of model ASEAN Plus Three Summit," Education about Asia, 20:1 (Spring 2015) pp. 47-51, [co-authored with Ivan D. Ivanov].

 

 "Power, Interdependence and Conflict: What IR theories tell us about China's rise," Commonwealth Review of Political Science, 2:1, (March, 2015) pp. 4-31.

 

"Economic Interdependence and Its Limitations: A case study of recent Sino-Japanese and Sino-Korean economic and political relations." Asia-Pacific Studies, 1:1, 1-16. (November 2014).

 

"Social Media and China: A double-edged sword," in Sam Edwards and Diogo Santos, eds., Revolutionizing the Interaction between State and Citizens through Digital Communications (Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2014), pp. 220-242. ISBN 978-1-4666-6292-6.

 

"Thirty Years of Growth in Kentucky's Prison Population and Spending: A multi-causal analysis," Contemporary Journal of Anthropology and Sociology, 3:2 (August 2013), pp. 235-256 [co-authored with Paul D. Steele].

 

"Analyzing China's Economic Interdependence and Political Relations With its Neighbours," China Information, 26:1 (March 2012), pp. 3-33. 

 

Other Publications

 

"Increasing the University Knowledgebase through International Education," Nagoya University Education Center for International Students News (June 2007) No. 22

 

"The Exports of Hazardous Waste." Discussion Paper No. 83 International Business Law in the 21st Century, (2001) pp.46-59.

Invited Lectures:

"The Future of Sino-Japanese Relations:  Where it's been and where it's going."  Nagoya University Symposium on International Education, October 2011.

"Understanding the Growth Prison Population in the Commonwealth: A Multivariate," with Paul D. Steele and Ashley Adkins, College of Business and Public Affairs Lectures Series, April 2011.

"Peace through Trade: Can the Dragon be Tamed?" College of Business and Public Affairs Lecture Series, February 2010.

Grants:  

Masterson, James ,Morehead State University American Center at Guangxi University , US Department of State, $75, 284.  Status:  Funded.

Masterson, James, Ford Fellow , Overseas Young Chinese Forum, $2,500.  Status:  Completed.

 "Thirty Years of Growth in Kentucky's Prison Population and Spending: A Multi-causal Analysis," Contemporary Journal of Anthropology and Sociology, August 2013 with Paul D. Steele.

Contact Info:
354 Rader Hall
j.masterson@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606-783-2658 or 606-783-2096
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bio

Professor Masterson is a scholar of international relations theory and research methodology with specialization in international political economy. His research interests include the international relations of East Asia in general and analyzing the nexus between Chinese foreign and economic relations with the world in particular. His recent publication in China Information examines the effects economic factors have on Chinese political relations with its neighbors from 1987-2001. Professor Masterson teaches courses on International Relations theory (GOVT 364), Current World Problems (GOVT 362), US Foreign Policy (GOVT 262), Asian Politics (GOVT 334), and Comparative Politics (GOVT 230). Professor Masterson has lived in China and Japan numerous times and has recently directed study abroad programs for MSU students studying in China and Vietnam for the last two summers. Lastly, Professor Masterson received an external grant from the Overseas Young Chinese Forum ($2,500) to give a series of lectures at Guangxi University on Globalization and China and has received an external grant from the Department of State ($75,000) to establish an American Center at Guangxi University.
Mark Haynes
 "As time has gone on, I am ever more convinced that the grounding I received in philosophy has been the single most important element of my schooling. It has helped me to be a more critical examiner of all of the multi-leveled and often cynically conceived stuff that comes my way in Washington; it has helped me to maintain my moral compass; it has helped to give me a perspective and a sense of humor that might not otherwise be there."

--Mark Haynes, President, Concordia Power

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