Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Violence and War In World Politics ULI 538 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. AYLA AKDOĞAN
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Course Objective This course enables to examine the national and international dimensions and impacts of power, violence and 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 must learn the reasons and the consequences of using power, violence and war, be able to link them together. Lecture, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Brain Storming, Case Study, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
2 Students should know the approaches of using power, violence, and war. Lecture, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Brain Storming, Case Study, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
3 Students must be able to adapt the theoretical knowledge of using power and violence 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 War and Civil war 4,5
2 Concepts and data sets 1, 2, 3
3 Economic Development Ayrıca verilecek
4 Causes of violent Conflict-I Theory 4,5
5 Causes of violent Conflict-II Empiric 4, 5, 6, 7
6 International Trade 7,8
7 Long-term consequences of civil war 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
8 Exam Week -
9 International Production Ayrıca verilecek
10 Violence in civil war 11, 12,13,14
11 Globalization and Income inequality 13, 14
12 Civilian victimization 15,16,17,18,19
13 Negotiation and Mediation Ayrıca verilecek
14 International Organizations and intervention Ayrıca verilecek
Course Notes
Course Resources 1. Gleditsch, N. P., P. Wallensteen, M. Eriksson, M. Sollenberg, H. Strand. 2002. Armed Conflict 1946-2001: A New Dataset. Journal of Peace Research, 39(5): 615-37.
2. Eck, Kristine & Lisa Hultman. 2007. One-Sided Violence Against Civilians in War: Insights from New Fatality Data. Journal of Peace Research 44(2): 233-246.
3. Raleigh, C., H. Hegre. 2005. Introducing ACLED: An Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset. Paper presented to the Conference on ?Disaggregating the Study of Civil War and Transnational Violence?, University of California Institute of Global Conflict and Cooperation, San Diego, CA.
4. Collier, P; Hoeffler, A. 2004. Greed and Grievance in Civil War. Oxford Economic Papers 56: 563-95.
5. Fearon, J. D./ Laitin, D. D. 2003. Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War. American Political Science Review 97: 75-90.
6. Collier, P., V. L. Elliott, H. Hegre, A. Hoeffler, M. Reynal-Querol, & N. Sambanis. 2003. Breaking the Conflict Trap. Civil War and Development Policy. Washington: World Bank/Oxford University Press.
7. Collier, Paul, 1999. ?On the Economic Consequences of Civil War?, Oxford Economic Papers 51: 168-83.
8. Ghobarah, H., P. Huth, & B. Russett. 2003. Civil Wars Kill and Maim People-Long After the Shooting Stops. American Political Science Review 97(2): 189-202.
9. Plümper, T. & E. Neumayer. 2006. The Unequal Burden of War: The Effect of Armed Conflict on the Gender Gap in Life Expectancy. International organization 60: 723-754.
10. Lai, B. & C. Thyne. 2007. The Effect of Civil War on Education, 1980-97. Journal of Peace Research 44(3): 277-292.
11. Benson, M. & J. Kugler. 1998. Power Parity, Democracy, and the Severity of Internal Violence. Journal of Conflict Resolution 42(2): 196-209.
12. Buhaug, H. 2006. Relative Capability and Rebel Objective in Civil War. Journal of Peace Research 43(6): 691-708.
13. Kalyvas, S. N. 2006. The Logic of Violence in Civil War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
14. Weinstein, J. 2006. Inside Rebellion: The Politics of Insurgent Violence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Pres.
15. Azam, J.-P., A. Hoeffler. 2002. Violence against Civilians in Civil Wars: Looting or Terror? Journal of Peace Research 39(4): 461-85.
16. Humphreys, M. Weinstein, JM. 2006. Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War. American Political Science Review 100(3): 429-447.
17. Moore, W. H. & S. M. Shellman. 2004. Fear of Persecution: Forced Migration, 1952-1995. Journal of Conflict Resolution 48(5): 723-745.
18. Wood, E. J. 2006. Variation in Sexual Violence during War. Politics & Society 34(3): 307-341.
19. Benini, A. A. & L. H. Moulton. 2004. Civilian Victims in an Asymmetrical Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom. Journal of Peace Research 41: 403-422.
20. Harff, B. 2003. No Lessons Learned from the Holocaust? Assessing Risks of Genocide and Mass Murder since 1955. American Political Science Review 97(1): 57-73.
21. Valentino, B. 2004. Final Solutions: Mass Killings and Genocide in the Twentieth Century. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY
22. Valentino, B., P. Huth, and D. Balch-Lindsay. 2004. ?Draining the Sea?: Mass Killing and Guerrilla Warfare. International Organization 58: 375-407.
23. Krain, Matthew. 2005. International Intervention and the Severity of Genocides and Politicides. International Studies Quarterly 49: 363-387.
24. Rummel, R. J. 1995. Democracy, Power, Genocide, and Mass Murder. Journal of Conflict Resolution 39: 3-26.
25. Verwimp, P. 2006. Machetes and Firearms: The Organization of Massacres in Rwanda. Journal of Peace Research 43(1): 5-22.
26. Straus, S. 2006. The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda. Cornell University Press.
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