Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Political Developments In The Balkans ULI 463 7 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses NA
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi NESRİN KENAR
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi NESRİN KENAR,
Course Assistants NA
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective This course will introduce students to the structual and conjenctural factors affecting the political processes in the Balkans in the post-1990 period. A special emphasis will be put on the influence of the international actors on regional dynamics, and Turkey´s role in regional developments.
Course Content Firstly, this course aims at introducing historical developments composing current issues which are also occurred in Balkans. At the second step; events which has the capacity to impact on Balkans and potential conflict regions in Balkans will be illustrated. Finally, each Balkan states will be handled as an example case and also developments after 1990 will be investigated.
During the operation of course, it will be provided to encourage students to improve their search and analyses skills about topics planned to be discussed at courses. The course process is an interactive discussion about topics with students participation
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 to understand information on historical past and the current condition of Balkans. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing,
2 to describe the developments in Balkans and this region according to the scientific methods. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing,
3 to discuss current events in Balkans and their results by the help of information gained at the basic courses. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing,
4 to evaluate characteristic features of Balkans. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing,
5 to evaluate developments occurred in Balkans from different perspectives Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing,
6 to analyze effecting capacity of the developments in international system on Balkan countries. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing,
7 to discuss current international problems according to the scientific methods. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing,
8 to follow current literature, to analyze current problems. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The Collapse of the USSR and Its Influence on the Balkans 3,6,17,19,24,25,28.29.31,36,46,51,52,62,63,65,37,65
2 The Dissolution of the Former Yugoslavia: Roots and Consequences 1,2,20,30,31,32,37,45,48,50
3 The Civil War in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dayton Peace Accords 1,2,5,9,37, 45,48,50,67
4 Political Developments in Macedonia 4,11,16,37,38,40,41, 45,48
5 Political Developments in Kosovo and the Road to Independence 21,37,39,40,41, 45,48,64
6 Serbia: The Quest for Greater Serbia under Milosevic 37,40,41, 45,48,49
7 Croatia´s Independence and Political Developments 26,27,35,37,40,41, 45,48,49
8 The Conflict of Interest among International Actors in the Balkans 14,18,33,37,40,41, 45,48,66
9 Political Developments in Bulgaria and the Situation of the Turkish Community 7,8,40,41,68
10 Political Developments in Romania 22, 40,41
11 Bulgaria and Romania´s Road to the EU Membership 40,41
12 Political Developments in Albania and Its Relations with Kosovo 10,15,23,34,37, 45,48,53
13 The Relations among Balkan Countries and Their Relations with Turkey 12,13,37
14 Political Situation in Balkan Countries Today 37, 40,41
Resources
Course Notes 1.)Alexandru Madgearu, The Wars Of The Balkan Peninsula: Their Medieval Origins (Paperback - Nov 28, 2007) <br>2.)Aleksandar Pavkovic, The Fragmentation Of Yugoslavia: Nationalism And War In The Balkans, (Paperback - Sep 30, 2000) <br>3.)Aleksandre Popvic, Balkanlarda İslam, İnsan Yayınevi, 1995<br>4.)Aliya İzzetbegoviç, Bosna Mucizesi, Yöneliş Yayınevi, 2003<br>5.)Balkanlar,OBİV Yay.,İst,1993<br>6.)Barbara Jelavıch,Balkan Tarihi 2 Cilt,Küre Yay.,İst. 2006<br>7.)Bilal N. Şimşir, Bulgaristan Türkleri, Bilgi Yayınevi, 1986<br>8.)Birgül Demirtaş, Bulgaristan´la Yeni Dönem, ASAM Yayınları, 2001<br>9.)Brad K. Blitz, War And Change In The Balkans: Nationalism, Conflict And Cooperation (Paperback - Oct 23, 2006<br>10.)Carole Hodge, Britain And The Balkans (Routledge Advances In European Politics) (Hardcover - May 1, 2006) <br>11.)Catherine Samary, Bosna´da Etnik Savaş, Yazın Yayınevi, 1995<br>12.)Cosmas Megalommatis, Türk-Yunan İlişkileri Ve Balkanlar, Kıbrıs Araştırmaları Vakfı, 1994<br>13.)Dimitri Pentzopoulos And Michael Llewellyn Smith, The Balkan Exchange Of Minorities And Its Impact On Greece, (Paperback - Oct 7, 2002<br>14.)Fikret Adanir, Makedonya Sorunu, Tarih Vakfı, 2001<br>15.)Filiz İrge, Sovyetlerden Rusya Federasyonu´na Kapitalist Kuşatma/Balkanlar-Orta Asya-Kafkaslar, Iq Kültür Sanat Yayincilik, Yayın Yılı: 2006;<br>16.)Francine Friedman, The Bosnian Muslims: Denial Of A Nation, (Paperback - Mar 28, 1996)<br>17.)Georges Castellan, Balkanlar´ın Tarihi, Doğan Kitapçilik, Yayın Yılı: 1995;<br>18.)Gül Tokay, Makedonya Sorunu - Jön Türk İhtilalinin Kökenleri(, Afa Yayınevi, 1996<br>19.)Heath W. Lowry Çevirmen Ahmet Cemal,Osmanlı Döneminde Balkanların Şekillenmesi 1350-1550, Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi, (1/2009)<br>20.)Hugh Poulton, Balkanlar, Sarmal Yayınevi, 1993<br>21.)Hüseyin Emiroğlu, Soğuk Savaş Sonrası Kosova Sorunu,Orient Yayınevi, 2006<br>22.)Ion Iliescu, Gerçeğin Ucunda Romanya, Dünya Aktüel Yayınevi, ?<br>23.)James Headly And Michael J. Dwyer, Russia And The Balkans: Foreign Policy From Yeltsin To Putin (Columbia/Hurst), (Hardcover - Sep 23, 2008)<br>24.)Jelena Milojkovic-Djuric, Panslavism And National Identity In The Balkans, 1830-1880, (Hardcover - Aug 15, 1994)<br>25.)John R. Lampe, Yugoslavia As History: Twice There Was A Country, (Paperback - Mar 28, 2000) <br>26.)John V. A. Fine, When Ethnicity Did Not Matter In The Balkans: A Study Of Identity In Pre-Nationalist Croatia, Dalmatia, And Slavonia In The Medieval And Early-Modern Periods, (Hardcover - Mar 2, 2006)<br>27.)Joseph Marko, European Integration And Its Effects On Minority Protection In The Western Balkan Countries, (Paperback - Oct 30, 2008)<br>28.)Kadir Albayrak, Bogomilizm Ve Bosna Kilisesi, Emre Basın, 2005<br>29.)Kemal H. Karpat, Balkanlarda Osmanlı Mirası Ve Ulusçuluk,İmge Yay.,Ank.,2004<br>30.)Kemali Saybaşılı-Gencer Özcan, Yeni Balkanlar, Eski Sorunlar, Bağlam Yay.,İst.1997 <br>31.)L.Carl Brown, İmparatorluk Mirası: Balkanlar´da Ve Ortadoğu´da Osmanlı Damgası, İletişim Yayinlari, Yayın Yılı: 2000;<br>32.)Maria Todorova, Balkanları Tahayyül Etmek,İletişim Yay.,İst.,2003<br>33.)Mehmet Hacısalihoğlu, Jön Türkler Ve Makedonya Sorunu 1890-1918,<br>Tarih Vakfı, 2008<br>34.)Misha Glenny, Balkanlar 1804-1999 Milliyetçilik, Savaş Ve Büyük Güçler, SABAH KİTAPLARI,Yayın Yılı: 2001;<br>35.)Mojmir Mrak, Matija Rojec, And Carlos Silva-Jauregui, Slovenia: From Yugoslavia To The European Union, (Paperback - Mar 2004)<br>36.)Mustafa Bereketli, Berlin Antlaşmasından Günümüze Balkanlar, Rumeli Vakfı Yay.,Ist.,1999<br>37.)Nesrin Kenar, Yugoslavya, Yugoslavya Sorununun Ulusal Ve Uluslar Arası Boyutu,Palme Yay.,İst.,200530.)Kemali Saybaşılı-Gencer Özcan, Yeni Balkanlar, Eski Sorunlar, Bağlam Yay.,İst.1997 <br>31.)L.Carl Brown, İmparatorluk Mirası: Balkanlar´da Ve Ortadoğu´da Osmanlı Damgası, İletişim Yayinlari, Yayın Yılı: 2000;<br>32.)Maria Todorova, Balkanları Tahayyül Etmek,İletişim Yay.,İst.,2003<br>33.)Mehmet Hacısalihoğlu, Jön Türkler Ve Makedonya Sorunu 1890-1918,<br>Tarih Vakfı, 2008<br>34.)Misha Glenny, Balkanlar 1804-1999 Milliyetçilik, Savaş Ve Büyük Güçler, SABAH KİTAPLARI,Yayın Yılı: 2001;<br>35.)Mojmir Mrak, Matija Rojec, And Carlos Silva-Jauregui, Slovenia: From Yugoslavia To The European Union, (Paperback - Mar 2004)<br>36.)Mustafa Bereketli, Berlin Antlaşmasından Günümüze Balkanlar, Rumeli Vakfı Yay.,Ist.,1999<br>37.)Nesrin Kenar, Yugoslavya, Yugoslavya Sorununun Ulusal Ve Uluslar Arası Boyutu,Palme Yay.,İst.,2005<br>38.)Noel Malcolm, Bosna, Om Yayınevi, 1999<br>39.)Noel Malcolm, Kosova / Balkanlari Anlamak İçin, Sabah Yayınevi, 1999<br>40.)Osman Karatay-Bilgehan A. Gökdağ,Karam, Balkanlar El Kitabı,2. Cilt, Vadi Yay.,Ank 2007<br>41.)Othon Anastasakis And Marilena Koppa, Democratization In The Postcommunist Balkans, (Hardcover - Sep 29, 2009<br>42.)Ömer E. Lütem- Birgül Demirtaş Coşkun, Balkan Diplomasisi, ,Asam Yay.,Ank.,2001<br>43.)Özden Arikan, Barişa Çağri: Uluslararasi Komisyon´un Balkanlar Hakkinda Raporu, Sabah Yayınevi, 1998<br>44.)Paula M. Pickering, Peacebuilding In The Balkans: The View From The Ground Floor (Hardcover - Dec 2007)<br>45.)Peter Radan, Break-Up Of Yugoslavia And International Law (Studies In International Law), (Hardcover - Sep 21, 2001)<br>46.)R.J Crampton, İkinci Dünya Savaşından Sonra Balkanlar, Yayinodasi Yayincilik, Yayın Yılı: 2007<br>47.)Stefanos Yerasimos, Milliyetler Ve Sınırlar Balkanlar,Kafkasya Ve Ortadoğu, İletişim Yay.,İst.,1994<br>48.)Richard Caplan, Europe And The Recognition Of New States In Yugoslavia, (Hardcover - Oct 17, 2005)<br>49.)Robert D. Greenberg, Language And Identity In The Balkans: Serbo-Croatian And Its Disintegration, (Paperback - Oct 29, 2008)<br>50.)Sabrina Petra Ramet And Sabrina P. Ramet, Balkan Babel: The Disintegration Of Yugoslavia From The Death Of Tito To The Fall Of Milosevic, (Paperback - Jan 8, 2002<br>51.)Sacit Kutlu, Balkanlar Ve Osmanlı Devleti, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, Yayın Yılı: 2007; 575sayfa<br>47.)Stefanos Yerasimos, Milliyetler Ve Sınırlar Balkanlar,Kafkasya Ve Ortadoğu, İletişim Yay.,İst.,1994<br>48.)Richard Caplan, Europe And The Recognition Of New States In Yugoslavia, (Hardcover - Oct 17, 2005)<br>49.)Robert D. Greenberg, Language And Identity In The Balkans: Serbo-Croatian And Its Disintegration, (Paperback - Oct 29, 2008)<br>50.)Sabrina Petra Ramet And Sabrina P. Ramet, Balkan Babel: The Disintegration Of Yugoslavia From The Death Of Tito To The Fall Of Milosevic, (Paperback - Jan 8, 2002<br>51.)Sacit Kutlu, Balkanlar Ve Osmanlı Devleti, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, Yayın Yılı: 2007; 575sayfa<br>47.)Stefanos Yerasimos, Milliyetler Ve Sınırlar Balkanlar,Kafkasya Ve Ortadoğu, İletişim Yay.,İst.,1994<br>48.)Richard Caplan, Europe And The Recognition Of New States In Yugoslavia, (Hardcover - Oct 17, 2005)<br>49.)Robert D. Greenberg, Language And Identity In The Balkans: Serbo-Croatian And Its Disintegration, (Paperback - Oct 29, 2008)<br>50.)Sabrina Petra Ramet And Sabrina P. Ramet, Balkan Babel: The Disintegration Of Yugoslavia From The Death Of Tito To The Fall Of Milosevic, (Paperback - Jan 8, 2002<br>51.)Sacit Kutlu, Balkanlar Ve Osmanlı Devleti, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, Yayın Yılı: 2007; 575sayfa<br>52.)Selim Aslantaş, Osmanlıda Sırp İsyanlar: 19. Yüzyılın Şafağında Balkanlar, Kitap Yayınevi, 09-2007<br>53.)Sir Donald Mackenzie Wallace; Prince Kropotkin; C. Mijatovich; J. D. Bourchier, A Short History Of Russia And The Balkan States, (Hardcover - 1914<br>54.)Stefanos Yerasimos, Milliyetler Ve Sınırlar Balkanlar, Kafkasya Ve Orta-Doğu, İletişim Yayinlari, Yayın Yılı: 2000<br>55.)Svetozar Vukmanovic, Struggle For The Balkans, (Paperback - Jun 1993)<br>56.)Şaban H. Çalış, Hayaletbilimi Ve Hayali Kimlikler: Neo-Osmanlılık, Özal Ve Balkanlar, Çizgi Kitabevi Yayın Yılı: 2001;<br>57.)Şule Kut, Balkanlar´da Kimlik Ve Egemenlik, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, Yayın Yılı: 2005;<br>58.)Şule Kut, Makedonya Ve Sorunlari, Tüses Vakfı Yayıları, 1993<br>59.)Thanos Veremis, Greece´s Balkan Entanglement, (Paperback - Jan 1, 1995<br>60.)Vassilis K. Fouskas, Balkanlar Ortadoğu Kafkasya Soğuk Savaş Sonrası Abd Politikaları, Aykiri Yayın Yılı: 2004;<br>61.)W. M. Gewehr, Rise Of Nationalism In The Balkans, 1800-1930, (Hardcover Jun 1967<br>62.)William M. Sloane, Balkanlar, Nesnel Yayinlari, Yayın Yılı: 2008;<br>63.)William M. Sloane, Bir Tarih Laboratuvarı Balkanlar, Nesa Yayin Grubu, Yayın Yılı: 2008;<br>64.)Avrasya Dosyasi 4/1-2 Yunanistan Ve Kosova, Asam Yayınevi, 1999 <br>65.)Avrupa Ve Balkanlar(İki Dünya Savaşi Arasinda), Aybay Yayınevi, 1994<br>66.)Bilgin Çelik, Dağılan Yugoslavya Sonrası Kosova Ve Makedonya Türkleri, Yeniden Anadolu Ve Rumeli Müdafaa-I Hukuk Yayınevi, <br>67.) Birleşmiş Milletler Kararlarinda Eski Yugoslavya, Dayanışma Vakfı Yayınevi, 1999<br>68.) Bulgaristan´da Türk Varlığı : Bildiriler, Türk Tarih Kurumu Yayınları, 1993
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To research the functions, basic concepts and features of the international system; to learn the basic knowledge about the sub-topics of the international relations discipline. X
2 Analyzing the developments in the political history of the world within the context of the cause-effect relations. X
3 To improve the foreign language skills. X
4 To analyze the Turkey´s foreign policy comprehensively in the cause-effect relations. X
5 To analyze the theoretical approaches to the foreign policy analysis and the functions of the decision-making process. X
6 To learn theoretical and methodological thinking and to observe the events from this framework X
7 To analyze the social developments and conditions comparatively X
8 To learn the basic principles and the issues of international law X
9 To examine the theories of International Relations and to learn looking at international developments within the theoretical framework X
10 To analyze the Turkey´s political life historically and chronologically X
11 To learn the functions and the basic principles of domestic law X
12 To analyze the establishment, structure and functions of international and regional organizations and their impact on the World politics X
13 To analyze the reasons and solution models of the intra-state conflicts through examples X
14 To research the issues of international security and the theoretical approaches relating to this field
15 To examine the events, occurring in the international system, within the theoretical perspective comparatively
16 To improve the analytical thinking skills about the international events
17 To learn the basic concepts and theories of Economics, Sociology, Political Science and other disciplines
18 To research the ideas of philosophers/thinkers who built the philosophical foundations of political science and to examine the contribution of these philosophical ideas to the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations
19 To gain basic computer skills
20 To gain the ability of planning, performing and composing of the scientific study individually
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
3. Kısa Sınav 10
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 10 10
Quiz 3 5 15
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 120
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.8
dersAKTSKredisi 5