The structure and the role of international organizations, especially the United Nations, in promoting cooperation and resolving conflicts among states. The evolution and the contemporary role of non-governmental organizations such as multi-national corporations, voluntary associations and social movements, their relationships with states and other international actors.
Analyses of global processes and dynamics with respect to international trade, global finance, climate change, and global public health; Dynamics and challenges of global governance in an interdependent World; investigation of key normative dilemmas such as poverty, inequality and crimes against humanity; the possibility of a global social contract in an increasingly interdependent world and the linkages between “ global civics” and the ability to forge a global social contract; an investigation of whether global civics may have a positive influence on our ability to govern an interdependent World.
Developments leading to the reemergence of the Russian polity; political processes in Russia and its relations with the former members of the Soviet Union. Also covered will be Russian minorities in the former Republics, non-Russian minorities in Russia, and developments in Russian foreign policy.
Theories of conflict and aspects of international security, including alliances, international organizations, ethnic and national conflict, and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Comprehensive introduction to the comparative study of Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian and Eurasian politics, including political parties and the parliament, ethnic politics and nationalism, law, media, civil-military relations, economy, demography, and foreign policy.
The course offers a political economy account of the rise of emerging powers. Topics to be covered include contemporary debates on the political economy of late industrialization, the relationship between development and democracy, the relationship between state and the economy, the importance of institutions in the development process and the rise of BRICS and near-BRICs in the changing global order. Theoretical themes are applied to the case studies of China, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia and Poland; the political economy of Turkey in comparative perspective.
Major developments in Turkish foreign policy; shifts in foreign policy goals and orientations; forces of change, problems and issues in Turkey's historical and current external relations.
Current significant issues in the transition to and the consolidation of democracy in Turkey. Issues to be covered will be determined each semester the course is offered.
Examines historical and contemporary political processes and structures in Latin American societies. Focuses on Latin American class and political structures. Includes topics such as colonization and independence of Latin American countries, post-independence economic development, populism, military dictatorship, debt crisis, neoliberalism and globalization.
Introduction to the role of the state and other political actors in Turkish economic development from a comparative and global political economy perspective; key policy phases and institutional transformations; the role of multilateral institutions ; the politics of economic crises and reforms; regional integration and external economic relations of the Turkish economy; the political economy of trade and capital flows; poverty, inequality, labor market dynamics and social policy: gender and environmental dimensions of Turkish development.
European diplomatic history since the French Revolution focusing on the impact of 19th century European diplomacy on the Ottoman Empire. Concepts such as the "Balance of Power" and the "Eastern Question" are studied by investigating European policy vis-à-vis the Ottoman Empire and the Ottoman response.
Concentrates on the age of High Imperialism, analyzing the policies pursued by European powers and the United States in regard to Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as the indigenous movements in reaction to these policies and the impact of decolonization.
An introduction to mass political behavior. We study how individuals form and act on their political preferences in a comparative perspective. Our focus is on the actions and attitudes of individuals, and our approach is theoretical and empirical. Special emphasis on voting behavior. Topics include public opinion formation, partisanship, models of electoral choice, economic voting, turnout, and social movements.
Historical background, sources and subjects of international public law, current efforts to develop legislation to meet the growing needs of the global community, and the role of international law in affecting the behavior of states and in mitigating conflicts.