Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Decision Making Process and Foreign Policy ULI 374 6 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. RIDVAN KALAYCI
Course Lecturers Arş.Gör. RIDVAN KALAYCI,
Course Assistants

Dr. Rıdvan KALAYCI

Course Category
Course Objective

The course aims to teach the basic concepts of foreign policy and the effects of states' decision-making processes on shaping foreign policy.

Course Content

Ders, teori ile pratik arasındaki ilişki üzerinden devletlerin dış politika karar alma süreçlerini inceler. Ders özellikle devletlerin siyasal sistemlerinin, dış politikanın şekillenmesindeki etkisi üzerine odaklanmaktadır.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
Course Notes
Course Resources

Valerie M. Hudson with Christopher S. Vore. “Foreign Policy Analysis Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”, Meshon International Studies Review (Vol. 39, 1995)

Stuart. 2010. Foreign-policy Decision-making. The Oxford Handbook of International Relations: 576-593

Hudson. 2008. “The History and Evolution of Foreign Policy Analysis.” In Smith et al. Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases.pp. 12-29

Snyder et al. 2002. Foreign Policy Decision-Making. 1-186

Charles F. Hermann. “Changing Course: When Governments Choose to Redirect Foreign Policy, International Studies Quarterly (Vol. 34; 1990)

Beaseley, Ryan Juliet Kaarbo, Jeffrey S. Lantis, and Michael T. Snarr, Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective (CQ Press, 2002)

Hermann and Hermann. 1989. “Who Makes Foreign Policy Decisions and How.” International Studies Quarterly. 33: 361-387.

Allison and Philip Zelikow. “The Cuban Missile Crisis: Second Cut” in Essence of Decision (New York: Longman, 2nd edition, 1999) – chapter (6)

Ben D. Mor. “Nasser’s Decision-Making in the 1967 Middle East Crisis: A Rational Choice Explanation” Journal of Peace Research (Vol. 28, No. 4; November 1991)

George Edwards ve Stephan Wayne, 1990, presidential leadership, politics and policy making, 2. Baskı, New york, St. Martin press.

Jack Levy. “Domestic Politics and War”, Journal of Interdisciplinary History (Vol. 18, No. 4; Spring 1988)

r.d. mClAURİN, Mohammed Muhhisuddin ve Abraham R. Wagner, Foreign Policy Making in the Middle East,

Levy, Jack S. 1997. “Prospect Theory, Rational Choice, and International Relations.” International Studies Quarterly. 41: 87–112.

Quackenbush, Stephen. 2004. “The Rationality of Rational Choice Theory.” International Interactions. 30: 87-107.

Kayhan Barzegar, Iran’s foreign policy in post invasion of Iraq, Middle East Plicy, Cilt. 15, Sayı. 4, 47-58.

Paul hoyt, Changing chracter of Iranian foreign policy, Der. Ryan K. Beasley et. al., foreign policy in comparative perspective,, domestic and International influences on state behavior, Washington, CC Press.

Jeffrey Mankof 2009, Russian foreign policy, return of great power politcs, ABD, Rowman&Littlefield publishing.

Benjamin I. Page and Jason Barabas. “Foreign Policy Gaps between Citizens and Leaders”, International Studies Quarterly (Vol. 44, No. 3; September 2000

Raymond Birt. “Personality and Foreign Policy: The Case of Stalin”, Political Psychology (Vol. 14, No. 4; 1993)

Gencer Özcan, Türkiye dış politikası oluşum süreci, Der. Faruk Sönmezoğlu, Türk dış politikasının analizi, ©, İstanbul Der yayınları, 329-359.

Çuhadar-Gürkaynak, Esra and Binnur Özkeçeci-Taner . 2004. “Decision-Making Process Matters: Lessons Learned from Two Turkish Foreign Policy Cases” Turkish Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, Summer.

Ertan Efegil, 2016, Dış Politika Analizi Ders Notları, Ankara, Nobel Yayınevi.

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.
2 Analyzing the developments in the political history of the world within the context of the cause-effect relations.
3 To improve the foreign language skills.
4 To analyze the Turkey´s foreign policy comprehensively in the cause-effect relations.
5 To analyze the theoretical approaches to the foreign policy analysis and the functions of the decision-making process.
6 To learn theoretical and methodological thinking and to observe the events from this framework
7 To analyze the social developments and conditions comparatively
8 To learn the basic principles and the issues of international law
9 To examine the theories of International Relations and to learn looking at international developments within the theoretical framework
10 To analyze the Turkey´s political life historically and chronologically
11 To learn the functions and the basic principles of domestic law
12 To analyze the establishment, structure and functions of international and regional organizations and their impact on the World politics
13 To analyze the reasons and solution models of the intra-state conflicts through examples
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. Ödev 100
Total 100
1. Final 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Total Workload 0
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 0
dersAKTSKredisi 5