Provides an introduction to the analysis of social networks. Topics include research design for social network analysis, collecting network data, visualization of networks, and review of most commonly used measures such as centrality, structural holes, and structural equivalence. Software packages for the course: UCINET and Visone.
The form and function of the American system of government from both an institutional and a behavioral perspective. The making of American foreign policy.
This undergraduate seminar critically explores a variety of political, social, and economic processes through a gendered perspective. The class revisits issues of politics and political economy by focusing on various inequalities that govern the lives of men and women in their everyday lives. The course material is organized so that we discuss themes such as, but not limited to, nation-state formation, citizenship, labor, and development.
Evolution of European Union institutions, how they are organized and how they operate; the Unions internal politics and external relations.
Review of the research on issues related to various types of non-state armed groups, such as terrorists, insurgents, revolutionairies and guerillas. Core debates are reviewed with respect to the effect of inter-state rivalry, state capacity and ideational factors such as ethnic and religious identity and ideology on the emergence and continuation of ethnic conflict, insurgency and terrorism, the spread of internal conflict to the international arena, state support for insurgents and terrorists, state bargaining with such organizations and their transformation into political organizations.
Explores the complex ways in which religion and politics have been intertwined in European history, from the persecution or expulsion of infidels and heretics in the Middle Ages to the religiously based civil wars in the 20th century Balkans. Topics include religious affiliations that have been used to mark political differences, and countervailing forces that have allowed for religious coexistence and cultural pluralism.
The establishment and development of Middle Eastern political systems; actors including social and political forces which shape their political processes, and their foreign policies.
This course examines how religious and secular politics affect world affairs, democracy, and public policy in the world. By taking a comparative approach, it analyzes different models of secularism and how secular and religious politics and government policies take various forms in different countries. With emphasis on Muslim majority countries and Türkiye, it explores the links between religion, secularism, state, nationalism, democratization, and social and economic development.
Origins, functions and major characteristics of political parties in different political systems; interest articulation and interest groups in different political environments. Theories of parties and interest groups and their behavior; political parties and interest groups in Türkiye.
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.