Historical development and nature of political institutions, and the social foundations of the state.
Theoretical perspectives on international political economy. The relative impact that economic and political power play in shaping each other, constructing world order and contributing to global governance. American, European and Asian preferences and strategies are examined, with specific reference to contemporary demands for international institutional development and regulatory reform.
Reviews contemporary perspectives on the political economy of development with particular emphasis on institutions and values. Examines social, economic and psychological sources of institutions and values, along with an investigation of how values and institutions support or impede development by shaping incentives, organizational structures, and actors` identities. Surveys theories of institutional change and explores how improvements in institutional design can help to solve problems such as international conflict and economic inequalities, corruption, and political instability.
International migration has become the concern of all in some form or another, with the questions of how to understand international migration in a globalized world, how to take advantage of it, live with it and how to manage it. These attempts have to keep pace with the growth of the phenomenon and the complexity of its linkages with other global issues. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to understand these linkages and relate the migration issues to other global issues as well as contribute to the related discussion by academia, policy makers, and the general public.
Recent research and evidence; the changing nature of democratic and authoritarian regimes in the 21st century, examples from across the World; cross-temporal comparisons with previous historical periods; the causes and consequences of the extant problems of democracy and the rising tide of authoritarianism and hybrid regimes; declining quality of democracy in advanced democracies; personalization of politics, the weakening of political parties and neo-authoritarian, neo-conservative and neo-populist movements; new media, civil society and political communication; competitive authoritarianism; globalization and challenges to the democracy-capitalism marriage; clientelism and corruption.
The course focuses on the history of foreign relations between the United States and Turkey with a particular emphasis on the Cold War era to the present.
Theoretical, historical and practical developments in the formation of international human rights. Impact of global actors and institutions on human rights with emphasis on the European Union and its institutions in promoting human rights at global level. Human rights policies in the EU. EU responses to human rights violations in the world. Models and policy choices in preventing human rights violations especially in multicultural contexts.
Debates on European identity; the link between identity and foreign policy; evolution of the EU's foreign economic and security policy; EU foreign policy in various regions of the world, such as the Balkans and the Middle East; EU-US relations.
Contemporary realities of societies and politics of the Middle East and North Africa as part of worldwide ties and exchanges. An examination of alternative ways to study the region and its recent history, concentrating on the post-World War II period. A variety of discourses and practices such as those on citizenship, rights, national identity, religion, gender, transnational migrations, social movements, economic development, and urban transformations.
Approaches to the behavior of individuals, groups, states, and international organizations in international politics.
Deals with ideologies such as Marxism, Fascism, Liberalism & Social Democracy. This course also compares nationalism in European and non-European countries.
Theories and applications of negotiation strategies and stages of negotiation along with special focus on power, culture, conflict, multiple actors and mediation are covered in negotiations involving international organizations, governments, business, civil society, and individuals.
This is an undergraduate and graduate seminar investigating the definitions of and relationship between ethnicity and nationhood. Competing definitions of ethnicity and rival explanations for the emergence of nationalism are critically engaged. While covering the classical works in the field of ethnicity and nationalism studies, the course readings incorporate the most recent, cutting-edge works in the field as well.