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