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.


  • The lectures on 12 and 13 November (both for Section I and Section II) have been cancelled. Make-up lecture which will be participated by two sections together will be done via Sakai online (webinar) on 16 November Saturday between 15:00-17:30. 

    For Section II, Dr.Erman Kaplama’s lecture is postponed to November 20. Students of Section I are also invited in case they are interested and available. 

  • New deadlines for assignments:

    Assignment II: November 12, 2019
    Assignment III: November 20, 2019
    Resubmissions are allowed if you want to revise your already uploaded assignment.

  • Study Guide 
  • 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  (Section I 8 October, Section II 9 October 2019)
  2. Pinar Bilgin, Berivan Elis.(2008) “Hard power, Soft Power: Toward a More Realistic Power Analysis”. Insight Turkey. 10 (2). pp.5-20 (Section I 22 October, Section II 13 November)
  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
  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?   12.11.2019
Citing to Wendt (1999), briefly explain the three cultures of anarchy. Explain the Hobbsian, Lockean and Kantian perspectives  20.11.2019
All the assignments have to be submitted via sakai.yasar.edu.tr   

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