Ders Akışı

Hafta Konular ÖnHazırlık
1 Introduction
2 The historical context: The evolution of international society
3 Theories: Realism
4 Theories: Liberalism and Marxist Theories
5 Theories: Critical
6 Foreign Policy
7 International Conflict, Military Force and Terrorism
8 Exam Week
9 International Organizations, Law and Human Rights
10 International Trade and Global Finance
11 International Integration and Environment
12 North-South Gap and International Development
13 Theory and Cases
14 Theory and Cases


Ders Notu The majority of essential sources for this course are books and journal articles. You will be ensured that articles are all available on the University’s online database and books should be available from the Sakarya University Library. As an IR student, you are supposed to have consent about the wide range of readings on international relations.
The following book is required
1. John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens, The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations, Oxford University Press, Please be careful about reading the 2014 edition of the book.
2. Şaban Kardaş ve Ali Balcı, Uluslararası İlişkilere Giriş: Tarih, Teori, Kavram ve Konular, İstanbul: Küre Yayınları, 2014 (Those who are not eligible to read English texts in high proficiency should read this book as a starter)
These books are optional:
1. Robert J. Art and Robert Jervis, International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues, Pearson, 2012
2. David A. Lake, David A. Lake, Kenneth A. Schultz, World Politics: Interests, Interactions, Institutions, W. W. Norton & Company, 2009
P.S. The optional readings are useful for providing background, especially for the weeks of the course on theory and concepts. For this course, it is highly important to know about the usefulness of contending theories.
Ders Kaynakları Lord of the Flies, Independence Day, Wag the Dog, Fatal Attraction, The Truman Show, Memento, East is East, Wall-E, The Hunger Games, Waltz with Bashir, Thirteen Days, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Battle of Algiers, Darwin’s Nightmare No Man’s Land, The Cove, Shaking Hands with the Devil
Please read the following book in order to increase your comprehension of IR theories through movies: Cynthia Weber, International Relations Theory: A Critical Introduction, Routledge, 2013

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