Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Foreign Policy Analysis In A Multilevel Perspective (En) ODC 524 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. FURKAN HALİT YOLCU
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Course Objective

Aim of this course is provide analysis ability of foreign policy decisions in a multilevel perspective to the Middle East master level students .

Course Content

This module examines how states make foreign policy decisions. In the first half of the semester, students will be exposed to a range of different theoretical approaches to foreign policy-making. In the second half of the semester, students will be required to research and present case-studies to the class, which apply different methodological approaches to practical historical examples. Through these case studies and comparisons, students will gain a better understanding of how different government structures react to events in the international environment, and respond to external influences.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Learns the foreign policy anlaysis Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 General Introduction and information on course requirements The History and evolution of foreign policy analysis
2 Levels of Analysis in FPA Movie and Discussion: The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (1h 47m)
3 Realism and foreign policy
4 Liberalism and foreign policy
5 Constructivism and foreign policy
6 Discourse Analysis, post-structuralism, and foreign policy
7 Actors, structures, and foreign policy analysis Movie and Discussion: Thirteen Days (2h 25 m)
8 Foreign policy decision making: rational, psychological, and neurological models
9 The Role of Media and Public Opinion Movie and Discussion: Wag the Dog (1h 37m)
10 International Setting (System Level) : International Constraints on Foreign Policy Making
11 Individual Level: Do leaders shape foreign Policy? Movie and Discussion: Path to War (2h 5m)
12 The Domestic Setting (State Level) Bureaucratic Politics - Organizational Behaviour and Groupthink Documentary and Discussion: No End in Sight Iraq´s decent into chaos (1:42)
13 Implementation and Behaviour The primacy of National Security Political Culture- National History
14 Economic Statecraft- Duties Beyond Borders Workshop- Coursework Presentations and Discussion
Resources
Course Notes <p>Also of value:<br /> <br /> &bull; Valerie M Hudson (2006); Foreign Policy Analysis: Classic and Contemporary Theory, Rowman &amp; Littlefield Publishers.<br /> &bull; Christopher Hill, The Changing Politics of Foreign Policy (London, Palgrave, 2003)<br /> &bull; C Alden and A Aran, Foreign Policy Analysis &ndash; New Approaches, Routledge, 2011<br /> &bull; Ryan K Beasley,Juliet Kaarbo, Jeffrey S Lantis, Michael T Snarr (2012); Foreign policy in Comparative Perspective: Domestic and International Influences on State Behavior, CQ Press, London.<br /> &bull; Graham Allison and Philip Zelikour, Essence of Decision, 2nd ed, Longman, 1999;<br /> &bull; Steven Hook (Ed), Comparative Foreign Policy Adaption Strategies of the Great and Emerging Powers, Prentice Hall, 2002;<br /> &bull; Yuen Foong Khong, Analogies at War: Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965, Princeton University Press, 1992;<br /> &bull; Caroline Lancaster, Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Policies, Chicago University Press, 2006;<br /> &bull; John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, Allen Lane, 2007;<br /> &bull; Volker Rittberger (Ed), German Foreign Policy Since Unification, Manchester University Press, 2001;<br /> &bull; Karen E Smith &amp; Margot Light (Eds), Ethics and Foreign Policy, Cambridge University Press, 2001;<br /> &bull; David A Welch, Justice and the Genesis of War, Cambridge University Press, 2003<br /> Bayraklı, Enes (2012); The Emergence of Kantian Culture in Turkish Foreign Policy 1980-2012 (A Holistic constructivist Approach), Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbr&uuml;cken</p>
Course Resources

Required Reading: Students may wish to purchase the following text:

• Steve Smith, Amelia Hadfield, Tim Dunne (eds.), Foreign Policy. Theories Actors cases (Oxford, OUP, 2012)
• MARIJKE BREUNING; Foreign Policy Analysis: A Comparative Introduction , Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
• Alex Mintz, Karl DeRouen (2010); Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making, Cambridge University Press.

Also of value:

• Valerie M Hudson (2006); Foreign Policy Analysis: Classic and Contemporary Theory, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
• Christopher Hill, The Changing Politics of Foreign Policy (London, Palgrave, 2003)
• C Alden and A Aran, Foreign Policy Analysis – New Approaches, Routledge, 2011
• Ryan K Beasley,Juliet Kaarbo, Jeffrey S Lantis, Michael T Snarr (2012); Foreign policy in Comparative Perspective: Domestic and International Influences on State Behavior, CQ Press, London.
• Graham Allison and Philip Zelikour, Essence of Decision, 2nd ed, Longman, 1999;
• Steven Hook (Ed), Comparative Foreign Policy Adaption Strategies of the Great and Emerging Powers, Prentice Hall, 2002;
• Yuen Foong Khong, Analogies at War: Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965, Princeton University Press, 1992;
• Caroline Lancaster, Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Policies, Chicago University Press, 2006;
• John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, Allen Lane, 2007;
• Volker Rittberger (Ed), German Foreign Policy Since Unification, Manchester University Press, 2001;
• Karen E Smith & Margot Light (Eds), Ethics and Foreign Policy, Cambridge University Press, 2001;
• David A Welch, Justice and the Genesis of War, Cambridge University Press, 2003
Bayraklı, Enes (2012); The Emergence of Kantian Culture in Turkish Foreign Policy 1980-2012 (A Holistic constructivist Approach), Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by textbooks including actual knowledge in international relations literature, materials and the other scientific resources Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by textbooks including actual knowledge in international relations literature, materials and the other scientific resources
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 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 Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics
3 Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge
4 Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador
5 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 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 Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy
6 Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 30
1. Ödev 70
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 20 20
Assignment 1 20 20
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 140
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.6
dersAKTSKredisi 6