Ayselin YILDIZ Yaşar University

IR 2209 International Relations Theories

caveman_fire_develop_theories_1549935(Fall, 2019-20)

Section I:
Tuesday: 09:30-12:20  
Mid-term exam:5.11.2019

Section II:
Wednesday 14:30-17:20 
Mid-term exam: 6.11.2019

Office Hours: Wednesday 10:30-12:00

Student course evaluations of previous years.


  • All the students have to enroll the course via sakai.yasar.edu.tr

Paper Debates

  1. Francis Gavin (2018, February 29) “It’s never been a better time to study IR”. Foreign Policy  
  2. Pinar Bilgin, Berivan Elis.(2008) “Hard power, Soft Power: Toward a More Realistic Power Analysis”. Insight Turkey. 10 (2). pp.5-20
  3. G.John Ikkenberry (2009) “Liberal Institutionalism 3.0:America and the Dilemmas of Liberal World Order” Perspective on Politics. 7(1): 71-89 
  4. J.Nye “The Dark Side of Self-Determination” January 9, 2009  
  5. March Lynch, “Kissinger the Constructivist”, October 21, 2014  (Section II, 18 December, Section I 17 December)
  6. Paper Debate 5 
  7. Stephen Walt, (Spring, 1998) “International Relations: One World Many Theories”, Foreign Policy, No. 110, Special Edition: Frontiers of Knowledge. 



Topic Submission due date
What are the six principles of Hans Morgenthau’s political realism   9.10.2019
How do liberals explain modernization of state?   23.10.2019
Citing to Wendt (1999), briefly explain the three cultures of anarchy. Explain the Hobbsian, Lockean and Kantian perspectives 30.10.2019
All the assignments have to be submitted via sakai.yasar.edu.tr   

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