Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Conflict Resolution and Ethnic Issues ULI 206 4 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ERTAN EFEGİL
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. ERTAN EFEGİL, Doç.Dr. OSAMA AMOUR,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective After the Cold War, intra-state conflicts, separatist nationalist movements etc. have emerged as new threats against the national independence and security of the nation-states. In the meantime, terrorist movements based upon the ethnic nationalist and radical religious discourses have also threatened to existing international security. In order to disappear such new threats, the states’ military capabilites are not sufficient. Meanwhile, states have to deal with these issues through using different instruments, including political, social, economic, çivil and psyhcological ones. These new developments and facts shall be studied and analyzed by the students of International Relations.
Course Content Concept of Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Fundamental Approaches, Socio-Psychological Facts, Role of Third Parties, Interventions of the United Nations, Dual Track Diplomacy, Terror, Cyprus Question, Arab Spring, Kurdish Issue, Syria, Nagorno Karabagh, Kosova, Ireland, Afghanistan etc.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Being informed about new security threats. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Being learned about the reasons for the emergence of intra-state conflicts. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 Examining the measures to solve the intra-state conflicts. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 Analyzing the definition and types of the terrorism. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 Studying new security issues with the case studies. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Peace and Conflict Resolution
2 Peaceful Settlement of Disputes
3 Conflict Analysis
4 Conflict Resolution: Conceptual Framework
5 Fundamental Approaches of the Conflict Resolution
6 socio-psychological facts
7 Interventions of the United Nations
8 Intervention of the Third parties to the Conflicts
9 Fighting against Terrorism
10 Palestinian Issue and Cyprus Question
11 Nagorno-Karabagh Issue
12 Kosova Question
13 North Ireland, Bask Question
14 Kurdish Issue
Course Notes BROWN, Michael E. (2001). "The causes of internal conflict: an overview", (ed.) Michael E. Brown and others, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, Londra: MIT Press, 3-25.<br><br>DAĞ, Ahmet Emin (ed.) (2015). Ortadoğu Çatışmaları, İstanbul: İHH.<br><br>EFEGIL, E. (2013). “Comparative Analysis of the Developments in the Middle East: Libya, Tunisia, Bahreyn, Egypt and Syria as Case Studies”, USAK Yearbook of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 6, 155-173.<br><br>EVERA, Stephen Van (2001). "Hypotheses on Nationalism and War", (ed.) Michael E. Brown and others, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, Londra: MIT Press, 26-60.<br><br>GAWERC, Michelle I. (October 2006). "Peace building: Theoretical and Concrete Perspectives", Peace and Change, Vol. 31, No. 4, 435 - 478.<br><br>KEATING, Michael (2001). "Nations without states: the accommodation of nationalism in the new state order", (ed.) Michael Keating and John McGarry, Minority Nationalism and the Challenging International Order, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 19-43.<br><br>KNIGHT, W. Andy (2005). "The United Nations and International Security in the New Millennium", Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, Vol. 4, No 3-4, 517 - 541.<br><br>MARQUINA, Antonio and Xira Ruiz (2005). "A European Competitive Advantage? Civilian Instrument for Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management", Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 3/1, 71 - 87.<br><br>MOORE, Margaret (2001). "Globalization, Cosmopolitanism, and Minority Nationalism", (ed.) Michael Keating and John McGarry, Minority Nationalism and the Challenging International Order, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 44-60.<br><br>YILMAZ, Muzaffer Ercan (December 2007). "Intra-State Conflicts in the Post-Cold War Era", International Journal on World Peace, Vol. XXIV, No 4, 11 - 37.
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. Kısa Sınav 20
1. Ödev 80
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
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 1 10 10
Assignment 1 30 30
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 5