Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Conflict Resolution In The Middle East (En) ODC 609 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ERTAN EFEGİL
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Course Objective DURING THE COLD WAR PERIOD, INTRA-STATE CONFLICTS, SEPARATIST NATIONALIST MOVEMENTS HAVE EMERGED AS NEW SECUTIRY THREATS AGAINST THE STATES? TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY. IN THE MEANTIME, ETHNIC NATIONALIST AND RADICAL RELIGIOUS TERRORIST MOVEMENTS HAVE ALSO THREATENED THE INTERNATIONAL SECURITY.IN ORDER TO DEAL WITH THESE NEW THREATS, THE STATES SHALL NOT TRUST TO THEIR MILITARY POWERS. MEANWHILE THEY HAVE TO USE DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS WHEN THEY TRY TO SOLVE THE ISSUES. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS STUDENTS HAVE TO HAVE AN ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CONFLICT RESOLUTION THEORIES, METHODS AND INSTRUMENTS.
Course Content CONFLICT RESOLUTION THEORIES, EGYPT, TUNUSIA, SYRIA, YEMEN, BAHREIN, KURDISH ISSUE, IRAQ, LIBYA, AFGANISTAN.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 TO INFORM THE STUDENTS ABOUT NEW SECURITY THREATS
2 TO TEACH THEM ABOUT THE REASONS FOR THE INTRA-STATE CONFLICTS
3 TO ANALYZE THE METHODS USED FOR THE INTRA-STATE CONFLICTS.
4 TO LEARN DEFINITION OF NEW TERRORISM
5 TO STUDY THE CASE STUDIES.
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 INTRODUCTION
2 NEW SECURITY PROBLEMS
3 CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: CONCEPTUAL AND THEORITICAL PERSPECTIVE
4 CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: INTERVENTION OF THIRD PARTIES
5 COMBATING TERRORISM
6 EGYPT
7 LIBYA
8 SYRIA
9 AFGANISTAN
10 IRAQ
11 KURDISH ISSUE
12 YEMEN
13 BAHREIN
14 GENERAL EVALUTION
Resources
Course Notes (ed.) Nezir Akyeşilmen, Barışı Konuşmak: Teori ve Pratikte Çatışma Yönetimi, Ankara: ODTÜ Yayıncılık, 2013.<br>(der.) Nimet Beriker, Çatışmadan Uzlaşmaya: Kuramlar, Süreçler ve Uygulamalar, İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniv. Yayınları, 2009.<br>Paul Gilbert, Terrorism, Security and Nationality: An Introductory Study in Applied Political Philosophy, Routledge, 1995.<br>Paul C. Stern and Daniel Druckman, International Conflict Resolution after the Cold War, National Academies Press, 2000.<br>Peter Wallensteen, Understanding Conflict Resolution: War, Peace and the Global System, Sage Publications, 2002.<br>Esref Aksu, United Nations, Intra-state peacekeeping and normative change, Manchester Univ. Press, 2003.<br>Marianne van Leeuwen, Confronting Terrorism: European Experiences, Threat Perceptions and Policies, Netherland, 2003.<br>Jane Boulden and Thomas George Weiss, Terrorism and the UN: Before and After September 11, Indiana Univ. Press, 2004.<br>Edward Newman and Oliver P. Richmond, Challenges to Peacebuilding: Managing Spoilers During Conflict Resolution, United Nations University Press, 2006.
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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. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 50
1. Ödev 50
Total 100
1. Final 40
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
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
Assignment 1 20 20
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 20 20
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 140
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.6
dersAKTSKredisi 6