Training

  • Migration courses
    • Sociology
      • SOC529 MIGRATION & ETHNICITY IN EURASIAN SOCIETIES: The aim of this course is to scrutinize the relationship between identity, ethnicity, migration and culture; the interaction between dominant cultures and minority groups and its impact on ethnic identity formation in Eurasian studies. Case studies for this course come from groups such as the Crimean Tartars, Meskhetian (Ahiska) Turks, Soviet Germans, Soviet Jews and the Russians. In addition to the western theories of ethnicity, the Soviet ethnos theory and the Soviet nationality policy are critically examined to analyze the groups specified above.
      • SOC570 CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIETY: A brief history of citizenship. Main contours of citizenship. Citizenship as membership; citizenship and political community. Citizenship as status; citizenship rights. Citizenship as participation. Liberal, communitarian and republican approaches to citizenship. Transformation of political community and citizenship today. New modalities of citizenship. Citizenship in the European Union.
      • SOC560 GLOBALIZATION AND DIASPORAS: This course aims to analyze the political, economic and cultural dimensions of globalization at an advanced level. It will focus on the formation of diasporic communities; bi-national affiliations and multiple loyalties; the role and status of the nation-state; arguments of de-nationalization; new forms of racism and counter-forces of multiculturalist claims; global cities as the most intensely polarized social spaces of the activities of globalization; cosmopolitan attachments and the different ways in which borders are crossed by migrants and tourists.
      • SOC512 POPULATION MOVEMENT IN A GLOBAL WORLD: This course aims to answer the following question: How does global restructuring affect the movements of people across space? Five types of interrelated categories of population movements are identified: 1. population displacements due to increased conflict and civil strife as well as natural disasters; 2. illegal forms of international migrant labor arrangements including trafficking in women; 3. reverse and return migration from north to south and urban to rural; 4. shuttle between two or more worlds with strong links in all; 5. ´rented´ temporary free-floating migrant labor. Relevant international organizations; immigration policies; gender differentials; social construction of identities, networks and communities; household survival strategies and emerging trends, constraints and prospects for population movements will be considered. While these patterns of population movements will be analyzed within a global context, students will be expected to analyze each category as it is experienced in the case of Turkey.
      • SOC370 CITIZENSHIP: PAST AND PRESENT: History of citizenship; main contours of citizenship; liberal, communitarian and republican approaches to citizenship; transformation of political community and citizenship today; new modalities of citizenship; citizenship and state formation in Turkey and Europe.
    • Political Science and Public Administration
      • ADM4135 IMMIGRATION POLICIES IN EUROPE: The aim of this course is to describe and analyze immigration policy as practiced in Germany today, found its basis in the fifties and sixties, especially along two sectors: On the one hand in the areas of politics and law. Rules about migration, residency and work permits were passed at a very early date, long before the employment of foreign workers on a large scale was ever even considered. On the other hand in the area of economics, e.g. the actual opening of the Western German labor market to foreign workers. These two decades also illustrate a certain amount of continuity about the treatment of foreigners. This continues today along the administrative as well as the political level. As an example, one might mention at this point the regulations concerning residency permits, characterized by vagueness and complete flexibility when being interpretated and executed by German foreign authorities.
    • International Relations
      • IR354 POLITICS OF DIASPORA: The concept `Diaspora` has come a long way from its classical use and gained broader implications as an increasingly important non-state actor within the post-cold war context. This course aims to provide students with an analytical understanding of the role of diasporas, homelands, and host states with an emphasis on the interconnectedness of domestic and international politics. The course will also focus on the ethnic return migrations as the resulting phenomenon of the diaspora politics. The course will be held in the form of lectures and class discussions.
      • IR230 POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION: The objective of this course is to provide students with an analytical understanding of the various issues of politics of international migration. The first part examines the theories and approaches on international migration. The second part examines post war developments in respect of international migrations including economic migrants and political refugees and specifically focuses on European immigration policies.
      • IR533 TRANSNATIONAL MIGRATION AND POPULATION MOVEMENTS: This course aims to give an overall understanding on the fundamentals and the dynamics of the politics of transnational migration and population movements. In this course, the theories, historical developments and the complexities regarding the politics of human displacements are covered. After giving a general understanding on terminology, concepts, actors and issues on transnational migration, the course focuses on the dynamics of global population movements.
      • IR577 POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION IN EUROPE: This is a graduate course in the field of European Studies. Students will be given course objectives, stimulating material and an extensive course reading list. This course introduces the main concepts and theories of international migration in order to analyse different types of migration. The course both analyses and assesses the role of individual European states and the EU the formation of European immigration policies since the Second World War. Particular emphasis will be given to recent developments in the formation of common European asylum and refugee policies which have taken on new impetues since the birth of the single market in 1992.
      • IR594 IMMIGRATION, INTEGRATION AND TRANSNATIONALISM IN NORTH: This course aims to enrich the graduate program of the department of International Relations by proposing an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of International migration and the processes of immigrant incorporation in the host countries.Since a similar course is not currently offered, it hopes to contribute to the diversification of the departmental curriculum.
      • IR653 ADVANCED ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF MIGRATION
      • IR654 ETHNICITY, NATIONALITY AND EUROPEAN IDENTITY
    • European Studies
      • EUS508 DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPEAN IDENTITY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
      • EUS 511 POLITICS OF MIGRATION IN EUROPE

 

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