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). In 2005-2006 he was a visiting research fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, and in 2007-2008 he was China Security Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University. His book, Political Conflict and Economic Interdependence across the Taiwan Strait and Beyond, was published in the Studies in Asian Security series by Stanford University Press (2009). 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, and Journal of East Asian Studies.
Scott L. Kastner, Political Conflict and Economic Interdependence across the Taiwan Strait and Beyond. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009 (published in the Studies in Asian Security series).
Ming-chin Monique Chu and Scott L. Kastner, Globalization and Security Relations across the Taiwan Strait: In the Shadow of China. London, UK: Routledge, 2015.
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Scott L. Kastner, “Buying Influence? Assessing the Political Effects of China’s International Trade.” Accepted for publication in Journal of Conflict Resolution (forthcoming).
Scott L. Kastner, Margaret Pearson, and Chad Rector, “Invest, Hold-up, or Accept? China in Multilateral Governance.” Security Studies 25, no. 1 (2016), pp. 142-179.
Scott L. Kastner, “Is the Taiwan Strait Still a Flash Point? Rethinking the Prospects for Armed Conflict between China and Taiwan.” International Security 40, no. 3 (Winter 2015/16), pp. 54-92.
Scott L. Kastner, William Reed and Ping-Kuei Chen, “Mostly Bark, Little Bite? Modeling US Arms Sales to Taiwan and the Chinese Response.” Issues and Studies 49, no. 3 (September 2013): 111-150.
Scott L. Kastner and Phillip C. Saunders, “Is China a Status Quo or Revisionist State? Leadership Travel as an Empirical Indicator of Foreign Policy Priorities.” International Studies Quarterly 56, no. 1 (March 2012): 163-177.
Phillip C. Saunders and Scott L. Kastner, “Bridge over Troubled Water? Envisioning a China-Taiwan Peace Agreement.” International Security 33, no. 1 (Spring 2009): 87-114.
Revised version appears in: Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Dennis V. Hickey, eds., New Thinking about the Taiwan Issue: Theoretical Insights into Its Origins, Dynamics, and Prospects (Routledge, 2012).
Scott L. Kastner and Douglas Grob, “Legislative Foundations of US-Taiwan Relations: A New Look at the Congressional Taiwan Caucus.” Foreign Policy Analysis 5, no. 1 (January 2009): 57-72.
Scott L. Kastner and Chad Rector, “National Unification and Mistrust: Bargaining Power and the Prospects for a PRC/Taiwan Agreement.” Security Studies 17, no. 1 (January 2008): 39-71.
Scott L. Kastner, “When Do Conflicting Political Relations Affect International Trade?” Journal of Conflict Resolution 51, no. 4 (August 2007): 664-688.
Miles Kahler and Scott L. Kastner, “Strategic Uses of Economic Interdependence: Engagement Policies on the Korean Peninsula and across the Taiwan Strait.” Journal of Peace Research 43, no. 5 (September 2006): 523-541.
Scott L. Kastner, “Does Economic Integration across the Taiwan Strait Make Military Conflict Less Likely?” Journal of East Asian Studies 6, no. 3 (Fall 2006): 319-346.
Scott L. Kastner, “Ambiguity, Economic Interdependence, and the US Strategic Dilemma in the Taiwan Strait.” Journal of Contemporary China 15, no. 49 (November 2006): 651-669.
Scott L. Kastner and Chad Rector, “Partisanship and the Path to Financial Openness.” Comparative Political Studies 38 (June 2005): 484-506.
Scott L. Kastner and Chad Rector, “International Regimes, Domestic Veto-Players, and Capital Controls Policy Stability.” International Studies Quarterly 47 (2003): 1-22.
Paul Papayoanou and Scott L. Kastner, “Sleeping with the (Potential) Enemy: Assessing the U.S. Policy of Engagement with China.” Security Studies 9 (1999/2000): 157-187.
Reprinted in: Blanchard, Jean-Marc F., Edward D. Mansfield, and Norrin M. Ripsman, eds., Power and the Purse: Economic Statecraft, Interdependence, and National Security. London: Frank Cass, 2000. Earlier version published as: Policy Paper Number 40, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California (July 1998).
CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUMES
Scott L. Kastner and Margaret Pearson, “Winning Hearts and Minds? On the Sources and Efficacy of Economic Engagement Policies in US-China and China-Taiwan Relations.” In Steven Lobell and Norrin Ripsman, eds., The Political Economy of Regional Peacemaking. University of Michigan Press, Forthcoming, 2016.
Scott L. Kastner, “Analysing Chinese Influence: Challenges and Opportunities.” In Evelyn Goh, ed., Rising China’s Influence in Developing Asia. Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, 2016.
Scott L. Kastner, “Rethinking the Prospects for Conflict in the Taiwan Strait.” In Ming-chin Monique Chu and Scott L. Kastner, Globalization and Security Relations across the Taiwan Strait: In the Shadow of China. Routledge, 2015: pp. 42-60.
Ming-Chin Monique Chu and Scott L. Kastner, “Complex Cross-Strait Security Relations in the Age of Globalization.” In Ming-chin Monique Chu and Scott L. Kastner, Globalization and Security Relations across the Taiwan Strait: In the Shadow of China. Routledge, 2015: pp. 1-23.
Scott L. Kastner, “Dreams or Reality? A Preliminary Exploration of the Relationship between China’s Growing Economic Power and Its Political Influence in Developed Countries.” In Arthur S. Ding and Chih-Hsian Liou, eds., China Dreams: China’s New Leadership and Future Impacts. World Scientific, 2015: pp. 57-85.
Scott L. Kastner, “US-China Economic Integration and Its Implications for US Policy in the Taiwan Strait.” In Vinod K. Aggarwal and Sara A. Newland, eds., Responding to China’s Rise: US and EU Strategies. Springer, 2015: pp. 113-129.
Scott L. Kastner, “US Rebalancing: Implications for Taiwan’s Security and Stability across the Taiwan Strait.” In Peter Chow, ed., The US Strategic Pivot to Asia and Cross-Strait Relations: Economic and Security Dimensions. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014: pp. 97-112.
Scott L. Kastner, “Cross-Strait Tensions and Taiwan’s Economic Vitality.” In Steve Tsang, ed., The Vitality of Taiwan: Politics, Economics, Society, and Culture. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012: pp. 119-138.
Scott L. Kastner, “Drinking Poison to Quench a Thirst? The Security Consequences of China-Taiwan Economic Integration.” In T.J. Pempel, ed., The Economic-Security Nexus in Northeast Asia. Routledge, 2012: pp. 25-41.
Scott L. Kastner, “Conclusion: International Relations Theory and the Relationship across the Taiwan Strait.” In Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Dennis V. Hickey, eds., New Thinking about the Taiwan Issue: Theoretical Insights into its Origins, Dynamics, and Prospects. Routledge, 2012: pp. 189-201.
Scott L. Kastner, “Managing America’s Taiwan Dilemma: US Policy toward the Taiwan Strait and its Implications for Cross-Strait Stability.” In Jacob Bercovitch, Kwei-Bo Huang, and Chung-Chian Tung, eds., Conflict Management, Security, and Intervention in East Asia: Third Party Mediation in Regional Conflict. Routledge, 2008: pp. 232-245.
Torbjorn Bergman, Elisabeth Gerber, Scott Kastner, and Benjamin Nyblade, “The Empirical Study of Cabinet Governance.” In Kaare Strom, Wolfgang Mueller and Torbjorn Bergman, eds., Cabinets and Coalition Bargaining: The Democratic Life Cycle in Western Europe. Oxford University Press, 2008: pp. 85-122.
Michael J. Hiscox and Scott L. Kastner, “Trade Policy Openness, Government Spending, and Democratic Consolidation.” In Anthony Langlois and Karol Soltan, eds., Global Democracy and its Difficulties. Routledge, 2008.
Scott L. Kastner, “Rethinking the Political Consequences of Economic Integration in Mainland China-Taiwan Relations.” In Shiping Hua, ed., Reflections on the Triangular Relations of Beijing-Taipei-Washington since 1995: Status Quo at the Taiwan Straits? Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2006: pp. 255-271.
“How Stable is the Taiwan Strait?” Policy Brief, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, February 2016.
“Does Economic Integration Augur Peace in East Asia?” Current History, September 2011.
“The Security Implications of China-Taiwan Economic Integration.” In Roger Cliff, Phillip C. Saunders, and Scott Harold, eds., New Opportunities and Challenges for Taiwan’s Security. Arlington, VA: RAND Corporation, 2011: pp. 9-16.
Review of Bruce Gilley and Larry Diamond, eds., Political Change in China: Comparisons with Taiwan, and Alan M. Wachman, Why Taiwan? Geostrategic Rationales for China’s Territorial Integrity. Perspectives on Politics 8, no. 2 (June 2010): 635-636.
“Is a China-Taiwan Peace Deal in the Cards?” (With Phillip Saunders.) Foreign Policy Online. July 27, 2009.
“The Global Consequences of China’s Rise.” International Studies Review 10, no. 4 (December 2008): 786-794. (Review essay.)
“The Economics of Cross-Strait Relations: A Reply to Ming Wan.” Journal of East Asian Studies 6, no. 3 (Fall 2006): 350-351.
“Managing America’s Relationships with East Asia.” Issues & Studies 41, no. 2 (June 2005): 249-257. (Review essay.)