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   Course Title    Theories of International Relations
Lecturer    Rovshan Ibrahimov
Institution    Qafqaz University
Country    Azerbaijan


This course’s aims are to provide a balance between theory and practice and to educate students of the Department of Public Administration in key points of International Relations both in fundamental and current information. From this point of view the course is prepared in detail so that students receive both theoretical and analytical information and skills.

Week 1

Introduction

Theoretical Approaches to International Relations

James E. Dougherty, Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Competing Theories of International Relations

Mustafa Aydin, Uluslar arasi Iliskilerde Teori, Ders Notlari

Week 2

Early Approaches to International Relations Theory

  1. Thycicdides
  2. Machiavelli
  3. Dante
  4. Hobbes
  5. Others

James E. Dougherty, Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Competing Theories of International Relations

Rövsen Ibrahimov, Uluslar arasi Iliskilerde Realistler, Makale

Jack Donnelly, Realism and International Relations

Week 3

Modern Approaches to International Relations

  1. Between the Two World Wars
  2. Woodrow Wison
  3. Idealism in International Relations
  4. League of Nations
  5. Briand-Kellogg Treaty, 1928
  6. Carr and the Crisis of World Politics

Twentieth-Century Political Thinkers, Edited by Robert Benewick & Philip Green

Donnelly, Jack, Realism and International Relations

Week 5

Modern Approaches to International Relations

  1. II World War
  2. Post-World War II Realism
  3. Hans Morgenthau and others
  4. Behavioral Decade mid 1950-s mid 1960-s
  5. Other Approaches
  6. Contemporary International Relations Approaches

Mehmet Gönlübol, Uluslar arasi Politika

Hans Morgenthau, Uluslar arasi Politika

Rövsen Ibrahimov, Uluslar arasi Iliskilerde Realistler, Makale

Week 5

Actors in International Relations

  1. Individuals
  2. Supnational Groups
  3. National States
  4. Transnational Groups and Organisations Not Made Up of States
  5. International Groups and Organisations with States or Their Representatives as Members
  6. The International System

Huseyin Pazarçi, Uluslar arasi Hukuk Ders Kitaplari

Week 6

Environmental Theories

  1. Climatic Factors
  2. Tounbee: Environmental Challenge and Response
  3. Ceographical Factors of National Powers
  4. Harford J. Mackinder and Heartland Approach
  5. Karl Haushofer, Lebensraum
  6. Nicolas Spykman
  7. Giulio Douhet, Aleksandr de Seversky
  8. Contemporary Geopolitics

James E. Dougherty, Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Competing Theories of International Relations

Zigmunt Brezinsky, Büyük Santraç Tahtasi

Ali Basaran, Jeopolitik Nedir?, Makale

Week 7

Realist Paradigms in International Relations

  1. The Balance of Power
  2. Edward Hallett Car
  3. Hans J. Morgenthau
  4. George F. Kennan
  5. Kenneth Waltz
  6. The Others
  7. Neorealism or Structural Realism

Rövsen Ibrahimov, Uluslar arasi Iliskilerde Realistler, Makale

Jack Donnelly, Realism and International Relations

Stefano Guzzini, Realism In International Relations And International Political Economy

Week 8

Systemic Theories of International Relations

  1. The Balance of Power
  2. Bipolarity
  3. Multipolarity
  4. International Stability
  5. Morton Kaplan and International Systems
  6. David Easton and Others
  7. Richard N. Rosecrance

James E. Dougherty, Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Competing Theories of International Relations

Hasan Köni, Genel Sistem Kurami ve Uluslar arasi Sistemdeki Yeri

Week 9

Decision-Making Theories

  1. Decision-Making Analysis
  2. Approaches to Decision-Making Theory
  3. Allison
  4. Snyder
  5. Decision-Making in Crisis

James E. Dougherty, Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Competing Theories of International Relations

Hasan Köni, Genel Sistem Kurami ve Uluslar arasi Sistemdeki Yeri

Rövsen Ibrahimov, GUOAM Örgütünün kurulmasinda Karar Verme Süreci

Week 10

Theories of Imperialism and the Economic Causes of International Conflict

  1. What is Imperalism?
  2. Marx
  3. Lenin
  4. Liberal Approaches
  5. Neo-Marxism
  6. Neo-Imperalism and Multinational Corporations
  7. The Horth-Sorth Debate
  8. New World Order

James E. Dougherty, Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Competing Theories of International Relations

Hans Morgenthau, Uluslar arasi Politika

Fatma Tasdelen, Emperalizm Nedir, Ne Degil?, Makale

Week 11

Game Theories

  1. International Relations as a ‘Game’
  2. The Prisoner’s Dilemma
  3. Schelling’s Bargaining Theory
  4. The Game and Real World
  5. The Game of Geopolitic

James E. Dougherty, Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Competing Theories of International Relations

Jack Donnelly, Realism and International Relations

Week 12

New World Order

  1. After the Cold War
  2. Francis Fukuyama, The End of History
  3. Samuel P. Huntington, Clash of Civilisations?
  4. 11 September and International Terrorism, what after?
  5. Discussion

Francis Fukuyama, The End of History

Samuel P. Huntington, Clash of Civilisations?

Richard Sakwa and Anne Stevens, Contemporary Europe


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