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Code IR 402
Term 201002
Title Turkey in Europe
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject International Relations(IR)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Meltem Muftuler-Bac muftuler@sabanciuniv.edu,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
SPS102 SPS101
Mode of Delivery Interactive lecture,Seminar
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Learner centered
Content

This course aims to analyze Turkey's place in Europe from an international politics perspective. Turkey has a unique place in Europe which is shaped by its history and geography. The course will focus on the political dimensions of Turkey's place in Europe from 1945 onwards with special emphasis on the EU. This course aims to provide students with a systematic study of Turkey's position in Europe in the Cold War and the post-Cold War era. To do so, the course analyzes the basic parameters of Turkey and the European Union relations by covering the Ankara treaty, Association Agreement, Customs Union and the phases of Turkey's association with the EU. The course elaborates in detail on Turkey's EU candidacy and the accession negotiations and investigates the main obstacles to Turkey's accession and the internal dynamics within the EU towards Turkey's accession in detail.

Objective

This course aims to analyze Turkey's place in Europe from an international politics perspective. Turkey has a unique place in Europe which is shaped by its history and geography. The course will focus on the political dimensions of Turkey's place in Europe from 1945 onwards with special emphasis on the EU. This course aims to provide students with a systematic study of Turkey's position in Europe in the Cold War and the post-Cold War era. To do so, the course analyzes the basic parameters of Turkey and the European Union relations by covering the Ankara treaty, Association Agreement, Customs Union and the phases of Turkey's association with the EU. The course elaborates in detail on Turkey's EU candidacy and the accession negotiations and investigates the main obstacles to Turkey's accession and the internal dynamics within the EU towards Turkey's accession in detail.

Learning Outcome

the students will be able to assess Turkey's relations with Europe, more specifically the European Union.
* Identify the dynamics of Turkey's place in the European order
* Trace the main historical developments in Turkey-Europe since 1923
* List the main obstacles to Turkey's EU accession
* Distinguish between political and social dynamics of Turkey's place in Europe
* Grasp the main mechanisms of Turkish position in Europe
* Accept the complex nature of Turkey's relations with the EU

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 5
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 5
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 5
4 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team. 4
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 5
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 5
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 5
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 20
Term-Paper 30
Participation 10
Recommended or Required Reading
Readings

1.Meltem Muftuler-Bac and Yannis Stivachtis, (eds.) Turkey and the European Union negotiations: Obstacles, Dilemmas and Opportunities, Lexington Books, 2008.
2.Meltem Muftuler-Bac, Turkey's Relations with a changing Europe. Manchester University Press, 1997.
3.Ziya Onis,"Turkey in the Post-Cold War era: In search of Identity", Middle East Journal, vol.49, 1995, pp.48-68. (Social science proquest.)
4. Meltem Muftuler-Bac, "Through the Looking Glass: Turkey in Europe", Turkish Studies, vol.1, no.1, Spring 2000, 21-35. (EBSCO HOST)
5. Thomas Diez, "Europe's Others and the Return of Geopolitics", Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 17(2), 2004, 319-335.
6. P.Kubicek, "Turkish-European relations at a new cross roads", Middle East Policy, 1999, pp.157-174.
7. Ziya Onis, 'Luxembourg, Helsinki and Beyond: Turkey-EU Relations', Government and Opposition, vol.35, no.4, (2000), 463-483.
8. Gulnur Aybet & Meltem Muftuler-Bac, "Transformations in Security and Identity after the Cold War: Turkey's problematic relationship with Europe", International Journal, vol, 55, no.4, (December 2000), pp.567-582.
9.Iver Neumann and Jennifer Welsh, ?The other in European self-definition: an addendum to the literature on international society?, Review of International Studies, vol.17, 1991, pp.327-348
10.Mustafa Aydin. ?Determinants of Turkish foreign policy: Changing patterns and conjunctures during the Cold War?, Middle Eastern Studies, January 2000. Vol. 36, Iss. 1; p. 103-140.
11.Ali Karaosmanoglu, ?The evolution of the National Security culture and the military in Turkey?, Journal of International Affairs, vol.54, Fall 2000, pp.199-217;
12. Ziya Onis,?Turkey in the Post-Cold War era: In search of Identity?, Middle East Journal, vol.49, 1995, pp.48-68.
13. Meltem Muftuler-Bac, ?Turkey's Predicament in the Post-Cold War Era?, Futures, vol.28, no.3, April 1996, 255-268.
14. Ole Tunander, ?A new Ottoman empire? The Choice for Turkey: Euro-Asian Centre vs. National Fortress?, Security Dialogue, vol.26, 1995, pp.413-426.
15.R.Kreps, ?Perverse Institutionalism: NATO and the Greco-Turkish conflict?, International Organization, vol.53, 1999, 343-377, (Cambridge University press).
16. Bahar Rumelili, ?Liminality and Perpetuation of Conflicts: Turkish-Greek Relations in the Context of Community Building by the EU?, European Journal of International Relations, vol.9, no.2, 2003, pp.213-248.
17. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis, ?Greek and Greek Cypriot Views of Turkey's Accession to the European Union: On the Endurance of a Spectacular Paradigmatic Shift?, ?, in Meltem Muftuler-Bac and Yannis Stivachtis, (eds.) Turkey and the European Union negotiations: Obstacles, Dilemmas and Opportunities, Lexington Books, 2008, pp.151-168.
18.Meltem Muftuler-Bac, ?The Cyprus Debacle: What the Future holds?, Futures, vol.31, July 1999, 559-575. (Social Science Proquest)
19. NG.Loizides, ?Greek-Turkish dilemmas and the Cyprus EU accession process?
Security Dialogue, vol.33, no.4, 2002, pp. 429-442
20. Aylin Guney, ?The USA's role in mediating the Cyprus conflict: A story of success or failure?? Security Dialogue, vol.35, no.1, 2004, pp. 27-42
21. Fiona Adamson, ?Democratization and the domestic sources of foreign policy: Turkey in the 1974 Cyprus crisis? Political Science Quarterly, Summer 2001. Vol. 116, Iss. 2; pp. 277-304. (social science proquest)
22.Meltem Muftuler-Bac, ?Turkey in the EU?s Enlargement Process: Obstacles and Challenges?, Mediterranean Politics, vol.7, no.2, Summer 2002, pp.79-95.(EBSCO HOST)
23. Thomas Diez, ?Constructing the self and changing others: Reconsidering 'normative power Europe?, MILLENNIUM-JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, Volume: 33, no.3, pp.613-636, 2005.
24. Meltem Muftuler-Bac and Lauren McLaren, Enlargement preferences and policymaking in the EU: Impacts on Turkey, Journal of European Integration,, 2003, vol.25, pp.17-30.
25. Frank Schimmelfennig, Engert Stefan and Knobel, Heiki, ?Costs, Commitment and Compliance: Latvia, Slovakia, Turkey?, Journal of Common Market Studies, 41(3): 2003, 495-518.
26. Ziya Onis, ?Domestic Politics, International Norms and Challenges to the State: Turkey-EU Relations in the post-Helsinki era?, Turkish Studies, 4(1), 2003, 9-35.
27. Meltem Muftuler Bac, ?Turkey?s Political Reforms: The Impact of the European Union?, Southeast European Politics and Societies, 10 (1): 2005, 16-30.
28. Umit Cizre, ?Problems of democratic governance of civil-military relations in Turkey and the European Union enlargement zone?, European Journal of Political Research, 43 (1): 2004, 107-125
29. Meltem Muftuler-Bac and Yaprak Gursoy, Is there a Europeanization of Turkish Foreign Policy?: An Addendum to the Literature on EU Candidates, Turkish Studies, Volume 11, Number 3, September 2010, 405-427.
30. Meltem Muftuler-Bac, Turkey's Accession to the European Union: The EU's Internal Dynamics?, International Studies Perspectives, vol.9, issue 2, May 2008, pp.208-226.

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