Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Peace and Conflict In International Politics ULI 621 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. AYLA AKDOĞAN
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Course Objective The main goal of this course is to examine the dimensions and impacts of the causes, the dynamics, and the consequences of war, in more detail civil war, by different conceptual, methodological, and theoretical approaches. Students will get the chance to touch in with fundamental approaches, developed by different theoretical positions.
Course Content The course makes it possible for students to scrutinize theoretical discussions and found consequences on studies examining power, violence and war. Attendance is condition in this 14 week course. Students are account for their self prepared presentations in every session. The publications derived from their presentation have to content nearly 5000 words.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Students will learn the causes, the effects, and the reasons of war and peace and must be able to link them together. Lecture, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Brain Storming, Case Study, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
2 Students have to know the theoretical approaches of war that have been created. Lecture, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Brain Storming, Case Study, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
3 Students must be able to adapt the causes and consequences of war / peace to current conflicts. Lecture, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Brain Storming, Case Study, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Rational explanations for war 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
2 Hegemonic stability und power transition 6, 7, 8, 9
3 Democratic Peace 10, 11, 12, 13
4 Liberal Trade Theory 14, 15, 16, 17
5 International Institutions 22, 23, 24, 25
6 Diversionary Theory 18, 19, 20, 21
7 International Interventions 22, 23, 24, 25
8 Exam Week -
9 Economic Causes of War 26, 27, 28, 29
10 Economic Causes of Civil War 26, 27, 28, 29
11 Political Causes of War 30, 31, 32
12 Political Causes of Civil War 30, 31, 32
13 Ethnical Causes of War 33, 34, 35
14 Ethnical Causes of Civil War 33, 34, 35
Course Notes
Course Resources 1. Van Evera, S. 1997. Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
2. Fearon, J. D. 1995. Rationalist Explanations of War. International Organization 49: 379-414.
3. Fearon, J. & A. Wendt. 2002. Rationalism v. Constructivism: A Skeptical View. In: Carlsnaes, Walter / Risse, Thomas / Simmons, Beth A. (Eds.). Handbook of International Relations. London: Sage. Chapter 3.
4. Dougherty, J. E. & R. L. Pfaltzgraff. 2001. Contending Theories of International Relations. New York: Longman, (5. Edt.). Chapter 2.
5. Grieco, J. 1997. Realist International Theory and the Study of World Politics. In Doyle, M./ Ikenberry, G. J. (Hg.). New Thinking in International Relations Theory. Boulder, Colo: Westview. Chapter 7.
6. Spiezio, K. E. 1990. British Hegemony and Major Power Wars, 1815-1939: An Empirical Test of Gilpin´s Model of Hegemonic Governance. International Studies Quarterly 34: 165-181.
7. Snidal, D. 1985. The Limits of Hegemonic Stability Theory. International Organization 39: 579-614.
8. Tammen, R., J. Kugler, D. Lemke, A. Stam, M. Abdollahian M., C. Alsharabati, B. Efird, B. & A.F.K. Organski. 2000. Power Transitions: Strategies for the 21st. Century. New York: Chatham House. Chapter 1.
9. Bussmann, M. & J. R. Oneal. 2007. Do Hegemons Distribute Private Goods? A Test of Power-Transition Theory. Journal of Conflict Resolution 51: 1-25.
10. Russett, B. & H. Starr. 2000. From Democratic Peace to Kantian Peace: Democracy and Conflict in the International System. In: M. I. Midlarsky (Hg.). Handbook of War Studies II. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
11. Bueno de Mesquita, B., J. D. Morrow, R. M. Siverson, & A. Smith. 1999. An Institutional Explanation for the Democratic Peace. American Political Science Review 93: 791-807.
12. Oneal, J. R., B. Russett & M. L. Berbaum. 2003. Causes of Peace: Democracy, Interdependence, and International Organizations, 1885-1992, International Studies Quarterly 47: 371-393.
13. Bennett, D. S. & A. C., Stam, III. 1998. The Declining Advantages of Democracy: A Combined Model of War Outcomes and Duration. Journal of Conflict Resolution 42: 344-366.
14. Schneider, G., K. Barbieri, K. & Gleditsch N. P. 2003. Globalization and Armed Conflict. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. Chapter 1.
15. Gartzke, E. & Li, Q. 2003. War, Peace, and the Invisible Hand: Positive Political Externalities of Economic Globalization. International Studies Quarterly 47: 561-586.
16. McDonald, P. 2004. Peace through Trade or Free Trade? Journal of Conflict Resolution 48: 547-572.
17. Boehmer C., E. Gartzke & T. Nordstrom. 2004. Do Intergovernmental Organizations Promote Peace? World Politics 57: 1-38.
18. DeRouen, K. R. 1995. The Indirekt Link: Politics, the Economy, and the Use of Force. Journal of Conflict Resolution 39: 671-695.
19. Pickering J. & E. F. Kisangani. 2005. Democracy and Diversionary Military Intervention: Reassessing Regime Type and the Diversionary Hypothesis. International Studies Quarterly 49: 23-43.
20. Oneal, J. R. & J. Tir. 2006. Does the Diversionary Use of Force Threaten the Democratic Peace? Assessing the Effect of Economic Growth on Interstate Conflict, 1921-2001. International Studies Quarterly 50: 755-779.
21. Chapman, T. & D. Reiter. 2004. The UN Security Council and the Rally ?Round the Flag Effect. Journal of Conflict Resolution 48: 886-909.
22. Greig, J. M. & P. F. Diehl. 2005. The Peacekeeping-Peacemaking Dilemma. International Studies Quarterly 49: 621-645.
23. Fortna, V. P. 2004. Does Peacekeeping Keep Peace? International Intervention and the Duration of Peace After Civil War. International Studies Quarterly 48: 269-292.
24. Krain, Matthew. 2005. International Intervention and the Severity of Genocides and Politicides. International Studies Quarterly 49: 363-387.
25. Regan, P. M. & A. Aydin. 2006. Diplomacy and Other Forms of Intervention in Civil Wars. Journal of Conflict Resolution 50: 736-756.
26. Collier, P. & A. Hoeffler. 2004. Greed and Grievance in Civil War. Oxford Economic Papers 56: 563-95.
27. Ross, M. L. 2004. What Do We Know About Natural Resources and Civil War? Journal of Peace Research 41: 337-356.
28. Fearon, J. D. 2005. Primary Commodity Exports and Civil War. Journal of Conflict Resolution 49: 483-507.
29. Bussmann, M. & G. Schneider. 2007. When Globalization Discontent Turns Violent: Foreign Economic Liberalization and Internal War. International Studies Quarterly 51: 79-97.
30. Hegre, H., T. Ellingsen, S. Gates & N. P. Gleditsch. 2001. Toward a Democratic Civil Peace? Democracy, Political Change, and Civil War, 1816-1992. American Political Science Review 95: 33-48.
31. Fearon, J. D. & Laitin, D. D. 2003. Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War. American Political Science Review 97: 75-90.
32. Buhaug, H. 2006. Relative Capability and Rebel Objective in Civil War. Journal of Peace Research 43: 691-708.
33. Sambanis, N. 2001. Do Ethnic and Nonethnic Civil Wars Have the Same Causes? Journal of Conflict Resolution 45: 259-282.
34. Cederman, L.-E. & L. Girardin. 2007. Beyond Fractionalization: Mapping Ethnicity onto Nationalist Insurgencies. American Political Science Review 101(1): 173-185.
35. Fearon, J. D., K. Kasara, & D. D. Laitin. 2007. Ethnic Minority Rule and Civil War Onset. American Political Science Review 101: 187-193.
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by textbooks including actual knowledge in international relations literature, materials and the other scientific resources X
2 Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of foreign policy and international relations, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions in accordance with researches X
3 Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects X
4 Introducing those who are interested in international events with the topics of international relations and teaching clearly the problems of international relations and the types of solutions X
5 Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded X
6 Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy X
7 Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador X
8 Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge X
9 Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics X
10 Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Kısa Sınav 5
1. Ödev 40
1. Sözlü Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 5
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 1 20 20
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 6