International Studies

Dr. Dan Masters

Dr. Dan Masters





Teaching Lab 2114


International Studies

601 South College Road

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, NC 28403-5629

Dr. Dan Masters holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His primary area of research include Political/Global Terrorism, Introduction to International Relations, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Russian/Post Soviet Politics, and International Security.



Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • "Assessing Aggressive Democracy Promotion: Military Intervention and Democratization in the Post World War II Era." with Lethia Williams, Appalachian State University. Democracy and Security.
  • "Prospecting for War: 9/11 and the Selling of the Iraq War.” with Rob Alexander, Ohio Northern University. Contemporary Security Policy (December 2008), Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 434-452.
  • "The Origins of Terrorist Threats: Religious, Separatist, or Something Else?" Terrorism and Political Violence, (July-September, 2008), Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 396-414
  • "Domestic Terrorism", in Richard J. Kilroy, Jr. (ed), Threats to Homeland Security: An All Hazards Perspective, (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008), pp. 278-311.
  • “Support and Non-support for Nationalist Rebellion: A Prospect Theory Approach.” Political Psychology, (2004). Vol. 25(5), pp. 703-726.
  • "Framing Rebellious Choices: The Case of the Palestinian National Movement.” Journal of Political Science. (2003). vol. 31, pp.1-34.

Courses taught:

  • INT 105 - Introduction to International Studies
  • INT 215 - Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Politics of Globalization
  • INT 319 - Violent Political Contention
  • INT 340 - Russia in the World
  • PLS 334 - Revolutionary Movements
  • PLS 335 - European Political Systems
  • PLS 336 - Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
  • PLS 338 - Political Systems of the Middle East
  • PLS 424 - International Security
  • PLS 428 - Global Terrorism
  • CMR 536 - Terrorism and Counterterrorism