INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

IR573 ADVANCED TOPICS IN FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS

Course Code: 3142573
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
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Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

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Course Content

The course concentrates on the subject of foreign policy analysis and aims to provide an advanced academic approach to the making and implementation of foreign policy in theory and practice, with particular emphasis on the changing global structure in the Post Cold War era. The course objective is to provide different perspectives to the students for an advanced understanding of how foreign policy is made and implemented by state actors and the role played by non state actors. In this context, the nature, scope and definition of foreign policy; the impact of main theories and methods of international relations on foreign policy studies; internal and external sources of foreign policy behavior; decision making bodies and process and also various approaches and methods to the study of foreign policy will be covered in the lectures. The course will also cover the relations between the foreign policy and non-state actors such as NGO`s and public opinion.

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