Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
New Security Problems In The Middle East (En) ODC 596 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. TUNCAY KARDAŞ
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

To introduce the students to new perspectives in security studies with a view to applying them to the context of the Middle East

Course Content

This course uses new perspectives in security studies to apply its theoretical and conceptual tools in the context of the Middle East.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 General Introduction: What is Security? Concepts and Issues
2 Traditional Approaches in Security Studies
3 Third World Security Studies: Nation-Building and State Formation
4 The Copenhagen School: Sector Analysis and Societal Security
5 Social Constructivism: Strategic Culture, Security Community, Democratic Peace
6 Postmodernism: Securitization and Postmodern War
7 Gender and Security
8 Critical Security Studies 1: Human Security and Structural Violence in the ME
9 Case Studies 1: Nation Building State Formation and the Arap Spring
10 Case Studies 2: Is the Cartoon Crisis a Clash of Civilizations?
11 Case Studies 3: End of American Security Hegemony? The Iraq War
12 Case Study 4: Privatization of Security in Africa and the Middle East
13 Case Study 5: Image and Media Representation in the ME after 9/11,
14 Conclusion: Security, What next?
Course Notes <p>Jef Huysmans (1998) Security! What Do You Mean? From Concept to Thick Signifier European Journal of International Relations 4(2) 226-255.<br /> David Baldwin (1997) The Concept of Security Review of International Studies 23(1) 5-26.,Emma Rotschild (1995) What is Security Daedalus 124(3) 53-98.<br /> Terry Terriff et al.(1999) Security Studies Today Cambridge: Polity Press, chapter 2.<br /> Walt, Stephen (1991) The Renaissance of Security Studies International Security Quarterly 35(2).<br /> Hedley Bull (1968) Strategic Studies and its Critics World Politics 20(4).<br /> Ayoob, Mohammed (1995) The Third World Security Predicament: State Making, Regional Conflict and the International System. Boulder: Lynne Rienner.<br /> Azar, Edward E and Chung Moon (1988) National Security in the Third World College Park: University of Maryland.<br /> Krause, Keith (1998) Theorizing security, state formation and the Third World in the post-Cold War World, Review of International Studies 24: 125-136.<br /> Buzan, Barry, Waever, Ole and Jaap De Wilde (1998) Security: A New Framework for Analysis Boulder: Lynne Reinner. Chapter 1, 2, 9.<br /> Bill McSweeney (1996) Identity and Security: Buzan and the Copenhagen School Review of International Studies 23 81-93.</p>
Course Resources

Jef Huysmans (1998) Revisiting Copenhagen: Or on the Creative Development of a Security Studies Agenda in Europe European Journal of International Relations 4(4) 447-477.
Alastair I. Johnson (1995) Thinking about Strategic Culture International Security 19(4) 32-64.
Michael Sheehan (2005) International Security London: Lynne Rienner, Chapter 3.
Bruce Russett and Zeev Moaz (1993) Normative and Structural Causes of Democratic Peace American Political Science Review 87, 624-638.
Ole Waever (1995) Securitization and Desecuritization in Ronnie Lipschutz (ed) On Security New York: Colombia University Press, Chapter 3.
Chris Hables Gray (1997) Postmodern War London: Routledge, Chapter 1.
Michael Sheehan (2005) International Security London: Lynne Rienner, Chapter 9
Terry Terriff et al.(1999) Security Studies Today Cambridge: Polity Press, Chapter 5
Tickner, J. Ann (1995) Re-visioning Security, in Ken Booth and Steve Smith (eds) International Relations Theory Today, Cambridge: Politiy Press.
Martin Van Crevald Why Men Fight in Lawrence Freedman (ed) War Oxford: Oxford University Press. 85-89.
Keith Krause and Michael C. Williams (eds.) (1997) Critical Security Studies: Concepts and Cases London: UCL Press. Chapter 1, 3, 5.
Ken Booth (2007) Theory of World Security Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Keith Krause (1998) Critical Theory and Security Studies: The Research Program of Critical Security Studies Cooperation and Conflict 33(3) 298-333.
Richard Wyn Jones (1999) Security, Strategy and Critical Theory Boulder: Lynne Rienner, Michael Sheehan (2005) International Security London: Lynne Rienner, Terry Terriff et al.(1999) Security Studies Today Cambridge: Polity Press Michael Dillon (1996) The Politics of Security London: Routledge, Jutta Weldes (1999) Cultures of Insecurity: States, Communities and the Production of Danger, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, David Campbell (1998) Writing Security Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press. KenBooth (ed) (2005) Critical Security Studies and World Politics London: Lynne Boulder

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
7 Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador
8 Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge
9 Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics
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 80
1. Kısa Sınav 20
Total 100
1. Final 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Quiz 1 15 15
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 146
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.84
dersAKTSKredisi 6