International relations theory and the international relations of the middle east : a state of the field study

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2009
Tekelioğlu, Ahmet Selim
This thesis analyzes the level of interaction between International Relations theories and the literature on the international relations of the Middle East. The disciplines- area studies controversy is analyzed in a way to account for the low level of cooperation between International Relations as an academic discipline and Middle East studies. The thesis looks into the literature in order to demonstrate to what extent developments in International Relations theories informed the study of the international relations of the Middle East. The thesis emphasizes the need for a normative/ critical aprroach in order to overcome the bridge beween these fields caused by epistemological and methodological as well as by the political economy of scholarship informed by ideological rivalries.

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A. S. Tekelioğlu, “International relations theory and the international relations of the middle east : a state of the field study ,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.