Ayselin YILDIZ Yaşar University

IR 2209 International Relations Theories

caveman_fire_develop_theories_1549935(Fall, 2018-19)

Section I:
Monday: 12:30-15:20  
Mid-term exam: November 12, 2018

Section II:

Tuesday 11:30-14:20 
Mid-term exam: November 13, 2018

Office Hours: Monday 15:30-17:00


Student course evaluations of previous years.


Paper Debates

  1. Pinar Bilgin, Berivan Elis.(2008) “Hard power, Soft Power: Toward a More Realistic Power Analysis”. Insight Turkey. 10 (2). pp.5-20
  2. G.John Ikkenberry (2009) “Liberal Institutionalism 3.0:America and the Dilemmas of Liberal World Order” Perspective on Politics. 7(1): 71-89 (To be debated for the week 9-12 October)
  3. J.Nye “The Dark Side of Self-Determination” January 9, 2009  (To be debated on October 26 for Thursday section and November 14 for Tuesday section)
  4. Waltz, K. (1993): ‘The Emerging Structure of International Politics’, International Security 18(2) pp.44-79.  (To be debated on October 26 for Thursday section and November 14 for Tuesday section)
  5. Francis Fukuyama. “End of History”. 1989. The National Interest (November 2, 2017 Thursday section, November 28 Tuesday section)
  6. March Lynch, “Kissinger the Constructivist”, October 21, 2014 (To be debated 20-23 November week)
  7. Stephen M. Walt. “International Relations: One World, Many Theories”.Foreign Policy.No. 110, Special Edition: Frontiers of Knowledge. (Spring, 1998) (November 27-30 week for both sections)



Topic Submission due date
What are the six principles of Hans Morgenthau’s political realism   Section I: October 15 , 2018
  Section II: October 16, 2018 
How do liberals explain modernization of state?  Section I: October 29, 2018  
 Section II: October 30, 2018
Citing to Wendt (1999), briefly explain the three cultures of anarchy. Explain the Hobbsian, Lockean and Kantian perspectives Section I: November 5, 2018
Section II: November 6, 2018

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