World Politics (IR 394)

2020 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
International Relations(IR)
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Ayşe Betül Çelik,
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This course identifies the external processes that affect states in a multi-disciplinary approach. The students will exposed to the recent developments in international politics through a theoretical lens acquired in IR theory courses. One aspect of the course is to furnish students with the capacity to link internal/domestic developments to external events. The issues where they will be able to develop the linkage will be foreign policy making and the impact of domestic politics on foreign policy making. In that aspect, the course is mostly geared towards the liberal institutionalist school of IR. The course will focus on the impact of the international crisis on domestic structures, the concept of change and turbulence in international politics, the role of culture and identity in world politics.


The course will focus on the impact of international crisis on domestic structures, the concept of change and turbulence in international politics, the role of culture and identity in world politics.


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Develop a knowledge and understanding of key issues in the international arena.
2. Explore trends in debates about how the 'new international agenda' relates to the interests of key actors, and about perceptions of key issues and problems.
3. Apply knowledge and analysis of international relations in both a verbal and written context.
4. Demonstrate improvement in written communication skills


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. 3

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. 4

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 5

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 5

1. Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences. 5

2. Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society. 5

3. Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information. 5

1. Analyze global affairs from international relations and economics perspectives. 5

2. Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the international affairs. 5

3. Compete for increasing opportunities in careers within the newly emerging global institutions. 4

4. Evaluate the international political events and present their views and positions on international affairs with advanced oral and written skills. 5

1. Understand and follow changes in patterns of political behavior, ideas and structures. 4

2. Develop the ability to make logical inferences about social and political issues on the basis of comparative and historical knowledge. 4



W. Raymond Duncan, Barbara Jancar-Webster, Bob Switky (eds.). World Politics in the21st Century. Longman, 2003.

There is also a compilation of articles.