Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Foreign Policy Making In The Middle East UOC 509 0 3 + 0 3 7
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ERTAN EFEGİL
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Asst. Bilal Yildirim
Course Category
Course Objective Foreign policy analysis discipline examines the factors that affect the foreign policy making process. For that reason, in order to understand the rationality of foreign policy, it is necessary to analyze the foreign policymaking process and the factors, including sociological, national, psychological and leadership. The Leaders of the Middlea Eastern states have also formulated their foreign policies under the influence of these factors. To analyze their decisions
students have to understand foreign policymaking processes in these countries and roles of these factors in their systems.
Course Content Conceptual definition of foreign policy analysis, the factors that affect foreign policy making process, history and colonialist past, Islam, national attributes, regional politics, international system, economy, state regimes, constitutionsl systems, political culture, nationalism, identity, national security, public opinion and media.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To learn meaning of foreign policy analysis and to compare it with the strategical and historical studies. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
2 To learn foreign policymaking process. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
3 Tol analyze the effects of religion, culture, nationalism and other sociological factors upon their process. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
4 To observe effect of colonialism upon the leaderships. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
5 To analyze role of state system, regimes, institutions, media, interest groups and other in these systems. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
6 To observe effect of great powers in their foreign policies.
7 To compare foreign policy making processes of these countries in a comparative way.
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction See sources
2 Conceptual Definition of Foreign Policy Analysis See sources
3 Sociological, psychological, national and international factors See sources
4 Sociological, psychological, national and international factors See sources
5 Sociological, psychological, national and international factors See sources
6 National Security See sources
7 State Regimes and Constitutional Systems See sources
8 national attributes See sources
9 History, Colonialist Past and Islam See sources
10 Regional Politics and International System See sources
11 Economy See sources
12 Political Culture, Nationalism, Identity See sources
13 Public Opinion and Media See sources
14 Conclusion and Evaluations See sources
Resources
Course Notes 1. Amaney Jamal, ?Actors, Public Opinion, and Participation?, (der.) Ellen Lust, The Middle East, Washington, CQ Press, s. 192 ? 237.<br>2. Ellen Lust, ?Institutions and Governance?, (der.) Ellen Lust, The Middle East, Washington, CQ Press, s. 142 ? 191. <br>3. Marc Lynch, ?Regional International Relations?, (der.) Ellen Lust, The Middle East, Washington, CQ Press, s. 314 ? 340.<br>4. Francesco Cavatorta, ?International Politics of the Middle East?, (der.) Ellen Lust, The Middle East, Washington, CQ Press, s. 341 ? 370.<br>5. Abdou Filali-Ansary, ?Muslims and Democracy?, (der.) Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner ve Daniel Brumberg, Islam and Democracy in the Middle East, Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003, s. 194-206.<br>6. (der.) Tareq Y. Ismael ve Jacqueline S. Ismael, Government and Politics of the Contemporary Middle East: Continuity and Change, Londra, Routledge, 2011.<br>7. (der.) Raymond Hinnebusch ve Anousiravan Ehteshami, The Foreign Policies of Middle East States, Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2002.<br>8. (der.) David E. Long, Bernard Reich ve Mark Gasiorowski, The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa, Westview Press, 2011. <br>9. Raymound Hinnebusch, The International politics of the Middle East, UK: Manchester University Press, 2004, s. 90 ? 153. <br>10. Alex Mintz ve Karl DeRouen Jr., Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Course Resources
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 25
1. Ödev 37
2. Ödev 38
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 20
1. Final 80
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
Assignment 2 30 60
Final examination 1 30 30
Total Workload 170
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.8
dersAKTSKredisi 7