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Master of Arts
in European Studies

Lehre

Sommersemester 2019

Foreign Policy and Political Economy

Rüma, Inan

6 ECTS

Seminar: Zentralbereich Kultur / WPM 1: Regieren in Europa / WPM 4: Stadt, Region und Grenze in Europa / WPM 6: Wirtschaftspolitik in Europa Block Ort: HG 201b, Veranstaltungsbeginn: 03.06.2019 This course aims at the discussion of the main topics and discussions of Foreign Policy Analysis and Political Economy in relation to each other. In this framework, basic topics such as State, Capital, Production, National Interest, Domination, Exploitation, Hegemony, Regional Integration, Security, Conflict, Cooperation, Welfare will be discussed with a multidimensional and critical approach. Particular focus will be on the EU and the Republic of Turkey. Hinweise zur Veranstaltung/zum Blockseminar: Anmeldung bis 15. April an mes_students@europa-uni.de Termine: Mo 03.06.19 14 - 18 Uhr (HG 201b) | Do 06.06.19 14 - 18 Uhr (HG 201b) | Do 13.06.19 14 - 18 Uhr (HG 104) | Mo 17.06.19 14 - 18 Uhr (HG 201b) | Do 20.06.19 14 - 18 Uhr (HG 201b) | Mo 24.06.19 14 - 18 Uhr (HG 201b) | Do 27.06.19 14 - 18 Uhr (HG 201b)


Wintersemester 2018/2019

Theory and Practice of Studies on Cultural Diversity in Istanbul

Bilmez, Bülent

3/6/9 ECTS
Seminar: Zentralbereich Kultur / WPM 3: Migration, Ethnizität, Ethnozentrismus / WPM 5: Kultur, Geschichte & Gesellschaft in Europa
Do, 14-täglich, 10 - 14 Uhr Ort: AM 203, Veranstaltungsbeginn: 18.10.2018

This course will deal with the cultural diversity in Istanbul within its political, socio-economic and historical context by focusing on the theoretical and conceptual framework and methodological basis of any possible academic research on cultural diversity in the metropolis. The course will start with discussions on concepts like culture(s), cultural groups, ethnicity, cultural diversity, multiculturalism, migration, assimilation, etc. within the broader context of modernization, globalization and collective identities. After some deliberations on the historical process of rapid change in the cultural diversity of the city from the late Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic, we will mainly deal with the contemporary confessional and linguistic plurality and especially with research on ‘linguistic landscape’, ‘city branding’, ‘nation branding’, demography, ‘netnography’ (ethnography on Internet), plural media studies, and ‘cultinary’ (culinary cultural diversity). On the methodological level, we will deal with ethnographic research and fieldwork in a complex mega city like Istanbul by problematizing the use of qualitative research methods such as oral history, participatory observation and in-depth interviews. Together with a term paper to be submitted at the end of the semester, attendance and active participation will play decisive role in the assessment of students in this course.


Hinweise zur Veranstaltung/zum Blockseminar: Englisch Registration by October 15th, 2018 to: mes_students@europa-uni.de
Assessment: Attendance: % 20 Active participation: %10 Written assignment: %70 3 ECTS – an article summary of approx. 4 pages 6 ECTS – a critical book review AND a short paper of altogether approx. 12 pages 9 ECTS – an essay of approx. 25 pages


Sommersemester 2017

Current Issues in Turkish Foreign Policy

Rüma, Inan

3/6/9 ECTS

Seminar: ZB Politik, WPM 5

Montag und Donnerstag, 14.00-18.00, Ort: AM 204, GD 04, Veranstaltungsbeginn: 08.06.2017

The course will cover current issues of Turkey’s foreign policy of the last decade. The lectures will deal with major international developments in the adjacent regions having particular relevance for Turkey's foreign policy agenda. The lectures are geared to have students developed a comprehensive understanding of and critical perspective for current issues of Turkey's foreign policy. The course will pay special attention to Turkey’s policies to the developments in Middle East following US occupation of Iraq in 2003 and uprisings which broke out in the early part of 2011. Students are strongly recommended to attend classes and read the weekly assignments to participate in-class discussions. Given the velocity of developments, students might be given and be held responsible for additional reading material.


Sommersemester 2015

Press Freedom in Turkey

Arsan, Esra

Vorlesung

Block, Montag, 01.06. von 16:30 – 18:00, 08.06., 15.06., 22.06 von 15:00 – 18:00, Mittwoch, 03.06., 10.06., 17.06., 24.06. von 16:00 – 19:00, Ort: , Veranstaltungsbeginn: 01.06.2015. This course divided into a 2-h introductory session, plus 7 regular 3-h sessions (taught twice a week) between 1 and 25 June 2015.

This course investigates the democracy crisis, media, power and hegemony relations in contemporary Turkey. We will first examine political and cultural foundations of Turkish modernization, westernization and Europeanization. We will then look at the pathways towards the EU relations within the context of media, democracy and politics. Finally, we will explore the consequences threatening the foundations of modern democracy in Turkey including freedom of thought, freedom of speech and freedom of information.

Öffentlicher Vortrag: 09.06.2015, 18-19.30 Uhr, Ort: HG 109 (Senatssaal im Hauptgebäude)

Course Syllabus


Sommersemester 2014

Turkish Cultural Policy in the European Context

Öffentlicher Vortrag: 04.06.2014, 16.00-18.00 Uhr, Ort: HG 109 (Senatssaal im Hauptgebäude)

Vorlesung
Beginn: 02.06.2014, 10.00-13.00 Uhr, Ort: Stephanssaal (Postgebäude) 
05.06., 10.00-13.00 Uhr
09.06., 10.00-13.00 Uhr
12.06., 10.00-13.00 Uhr
16.06., 10.00-13.00 Uhr
19.06., 10.00-13.00 Uhr
23.06., 10.00-13.00 Uhr
26.06., 10.00-13.00 Uhr

Course Syllabus 


Sommersemester 2013

Contemporary Debates on Turkey and the European Union

Prof. Ayhan Kaya

Vorlesung

Beginn: 04.06.13, 16.00-20.00 Uhr, Ort: Logenhaus LH 101/102

04.06.2013, 16.00-20.00 Uhr

11.06.2013, 16.00-20.00 Uhr

18.06.2013, 16.00-18.00 Uhr

25.06.2013, 16.00-20.00 Uhr

Course Syllabus

The Ideology of Islamophobism in the West: Ruling the Masses in the Age of Neoliberalism

Vortrag

04.06.2013, 18.00-20.00 Uhr, Senatssaal (HG 109)


Wintersemester 2011/2012

Istanbul in Anthropological Perspective

Alan Duben

Mittwoch und Freitag, 19.Oktober – 11.November 2011, Mittwoch 16.15-19:30, HG 217, Freitag 11:15-14:30, GD 201

This course focuses on the demographic, social, political and cultural transformations that Istanbul underwent during the 20th century, set in the context of the final years of the Ottoman Empire and the subsequent Turkish Republic, considering the city both as it has been experienced and as viewed from a more distanced analytic perspective. Istanbul grew from a city of approximately 1 million in 1900 to nearly 12 million in 2000. It was transformed from the capital of a polyglot, multi-ethnic Islamic empire into the financial, commercial and cultural center of the more monolithic and secular republic. This political, economic and cultural transformation was accompanied by fundamental changes in the urban fabric. Throughout the century many of those who knew and loved Istanbul bemoaned a loss of something essential to the city. On the other hand, for the millions who moved to the city from Anatolia and elsewhere, especially after the 1950s, Istanbul was a haven and a vehicle for mobility and a new life. Striking contrasts in wealth and life styles characterize the city today. Readings are selected from a variety of disciplines with the goal of more fully grasping what Istanbul was during this period of rapid and unprecedented upheaval and change.

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