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 Türkiye in comparative perspective.
Major developments in Turkish foreign policy; shifts in foreign policy goals and orientations; forces of change, problems and issues in Türkiye's historical and current external relations.
Current significant issues in the transition to and the consolidation of democracy in Türkiye. 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.
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 Türkiye 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 Türkiye 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 Türkiye, 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.
Topics will be announced when offered.