Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
The Eu´S Central Asia and Caucasia Politics UAB 513 0 3 + 0 3 7
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Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. İSMAİL EDİZ
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. ERTAN EFEGİL,
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Course Objective At the 21st century, the global economic, political, social and geographical re-structuring was a bottom-up process of becoming. This process is still not finished. Representing one pole of the bipolar world of the Soviet Union disintegration, especially the Eurasian geography and volatility of long-established system, and has brought about changes. Turks living in the geopolitics of Eurasia and the European Union´s foreign policy affecting the process. World and European Union policies in Turkey living in this geopolitics gained importance in this context. Policy, which has a very important place in the world to Europe´s security policies, how they teach, which is executed out of the corporate actors are effective and which are important for the Turkish Economy. Role in shaping the policies of the World and the EU and Turkey´s attitude in the examination of these policies will be among the main issues of the course.
Course Content This lecture examines EU foreign policies security strategy issues and Turkic World relations. European Institutions, Perception of security in Europe, European Union´s Common Foreign and Security Policy, European Security and Defence Policy, NATO, OSCE, the transatlantic security relationship, EU strategies and relations. The study focuses on the nature of the EU strategic interests and the importance of distant contingencies -such as Middle Asia and Caucasia." It assesses the impact of the difference in strategic cultures between, EU, and Turkic World.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Use the knowledge from scientific sources that analyzes the progresses and political events in Central Asia and Caucasia that become a target area in the globalized world. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Homework,
2 Designate and analyze the complex events, progresses and subjects related with this region. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Performance Task,
3 Develop suggestions based on cases and investigations in accordance with the issues in this region. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Homework, Performance Task,
4 Analyze the gathered knowledge and idea about the recent events and issues of the region with its historical, social and cultural dimensions. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The Process of Democratization and Political Developments
2 Relations with the EU-Central Asia after September 11
3 Terms of Eurasian Security Relations with Russia, EU
4 Frozen Conflicts
5 European Security and Defence Policy
6 The Caucasus and the EU
7 The Balkans and the EU
8 Midterm Exam
9 East Turkestan and China and the EU
10 Turkey and the EU
11 Peace and Security and the frozen conflicts in the Caucasus
12 International Politics in Central Asia
13 The Changing Geopolitics of Central Asia and the Caucasus after September 11 Power Struggle (U.S., EU, Russia and China)
14 Policies and Regional Cooperation in Eurasia
Course Notes Ellner, Andrea, The European Security Strategy: Multilateral Security with Teeth?, Defense & Security Analysis, Sep2005, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p223-242.<br>T. C. W. Blanning (Edit.), The Oxford history of Modern Europe, Oxford University Press, New York, 2000, ss. 282-306<br>Duke, Simon, The European Security Strategy in a Comparative Framework: Does it Make for Secure Alliances in a Better World?, European Foreign Affairs Review, Dec2004, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p459-481.<br>Charillon, Frédéric, The EU as a Security Regime, European Foreign Affairs Review, Winter2005, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p517-533.<br>Anderson, John. The International Politics of Central Asia (Manchester: Manchester U. Press, 1997), pp. 78-113.<br>Beissinger, Mark R. "State Building in the Shadow of an Empire-State," in The End of Empire? : the Transformation of the USSR in Comparative Perspective (Karen Dawisha and Bruce Parrott, eds.) (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1997), pp. 157-185.<br>Parrott, Bruce "Perspectives on postcommunist democratization," in Conflict, Cleavage, and Change in Central Asia and the Caucasus (Karen Dawisha and Bruce Parrott,eds.) (Cambridge, Cambridge U. Press, 1997), p. 1-39.<br>Dahl, Robert. ?Development and Democratic Culture,? in Consolidating the Third Wave Democracies (Larry Diamond et al., eds) (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins: 1997), pp.34-39) <br>?Modes of Assistance: Support for a Market Economy? in Democratic Theory and Post-Communist Change (Robert Grey, ed.) (Upper Saddle, NJ: Prentice Hall: 1997),pp.256-257
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by the recent textbooks, materials and the other scientific resources in the fields of International Relations and European Union.
2 Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of International Relations and European Union with the scientific methods, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions based on scientific researches
3 Having knowledge and thought about the current issues and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects
4 Informing audience groups, who are interested or uninterested in the field, about the topics in International Relations and European Union and teaching them the problems and the solution methods of the subject matters
5 Having the skills of working coherently in a team, taking initiatives, being open-minded and thinking analytically
6 Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication skills and also having the ability of empathy
7 Having the skills and potential of self improvement in the career areas of International Relations and European Union such as attaché and ambassador
8 Having the skills about methods and research techniques in producing, using and reaching knowledge
9 Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics
10 Deeping and expanding the knowledge of undergraduate proficiency which is acquired in a same or different field than International Relations and European Union, and also accessing, examining and elucidating knowledge by making scientific research
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 10
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 20
1. Final 80
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 5 80
Final examination 1 35 35
Total Workload 163
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.52
dersAKTSKredisi 7