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 as a complex phenomenon with linkages with other global issues. Global governance of international migration. Historical and cross-geographical perspective. The role of various institutions in the governance of international mobility. Governance of forced migration, border controls environmental migration, migration of highly skilled. Case studies from Turkey and other countries.
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.
Challenges of European foreign policy within a changing European and global order; the EU as an international actor; the relationship between EU and member state foreign policies; European foreign policy towards Turkey, Russia, Eastern Europe, Balkans, North Africa and the Middle East, United States, China, and Africa. Discussion of current security challenges and the strengths and weaknesses of European foreign policy.
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.
Contemporary political ideologies including environmentalism, feminism, anarchism, religious fundamentalism, socialism, fascism, liberalism and conservatism. Selections from canonical texts, pamphlets, propaganda materials, public speeches.
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.