The establishment and development of the political systems in the Mediterranean Basin; actors including social and political forces which shape their political processes, and their foreign policies
Development of public and private law in America; the role of the executive, judicial and legislative branches of the US government; important Supreme court decisions which have shaped the laws and history of the United States; environmental law.
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.
Topics will be announced when offered.
Global forces in their local encounters, connections, and frictions from the perspective of networks of actors. Critical assessesments of the political nature of discourses of truth, expertise, inevitability, and technicality in markets, capitalism, development, and ethics.
Deals with ideologies such as Marxism, Fascism, Liberalism and Social Democracy. This course also compares nationalism in European and non- European countries.
The rising social, political and economic importance of religion and religious values in countries? domestic politics and international relations. Reviews various models of secularism, modernization, and democracy in Turkey and the world.
Reviews the major theories and models of nationalism and ethnicity and their implications for current problems.
Reviews current research and theories on the interactions between population and ethnicity.
Contemporary studies of state and society in the Middle East and Southeast Asia with a focus on Turkey. Postcolonial, developmental, and neoliberal state-society relations, contextualizing them in case studies about development, social change, gender, and citizenship.
Theories of conflict and aspects of international security, including alliances, international organizations, ethnic and national conflict, and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Theories of conflict and aspects of civil conflict processes, including power relations, political economy, ethnicity and terrorism.
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.
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.
Prepares students for a successful start on their theses, helping them to choose their thesis topics and supervisor, and to formulate their question and methodology, through faculty guidance, and faculty and fellow-student feedback.
An Extended Research Project under the supervision of an advisor.
Research thesis work under the supervision of an advisor.
Examines the major questions and theories in classical and contemporary political theory.
Comprehensive coverage of various quantitative methods used in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Research and publication ethics, modeling techniques with an emphasis on the application of the following methods in the analysis of large-N datasets including panel, survey, cross-sectional and duration data by learning and using an appropriate statistical software program: linear regression analysis, diagnostics and revised models, such as generalized linear model fixing for nonlinearity and heteroskedasticity, limited and categorical dependent variable models including logit, probit,ordinal and mutinomial logit, count dependent variable models and poisson and negative binomial methods, event-history modeling, such as duration and hazard analysis, and selection models.
Examines the major theories and questions in the field of comparative politics with particular emphasis on reviewing and applying the comparative method.
Examines the core theories and questions in the field of international relations with particular emphasis on divergent methodological approaches and their assumptions.
Comprehensive introduction to qualitative research methods used in social sciences. Selection of methods and techniques to be covered are: case studies for theory development and testing, including small-N, within-case comparative and single case studies, crucial case studies, most similar and most different cases studies, most likely and least likely case study design, the method of process tracing; inference of causal mechanisms; the logic of knowledge accumulation in comparative historical research; causal and descriptive inference; conceptualization; selection bias and concept stretching; time dimension of political processes, periodization, preferences, and inter-temporal analysis; relationship between ontology and methodology; necessary and sufficient concept structure; natural experiments and matching techniques; typologies and typological theorizing; counterfactual analysis; congruence method; fuzzy sets; content analysis; discourse analysis; interview techniques; ethnography and immersion; thick description; and useful tips and logistics of conducting fieldwork and archival research.