NATO-EU security relations in the post-9/11 security era /

Adams, Mohammed Sanusi
This thesis analyses the Ghanaian cocoa sector from the lens of International Political Economy. The essay examined the evolution of Politics, economics and social structures and the foreign policy of Ghana from pre-independence (1890s) to post-independence era (2012). The cocoa sub-sector of the Ghanaian economy, which has been a major source of wealth in contemporary Ghana, is the focus of analysis. The question ‘’Cui bonno?’’ Or ‘’who benefits?’’ is central to the investigation as the study tried to identify the major actors (international and local), their roles, interests and the powers they possess, where and how they derive their power, alliances in the Cocoa sub-sector and how the distribution of power reflects to an extend what, when and how actors benefit from the industry. “Why the smallhoder cocoa farmer does gets so little from his cocoa?’’, is one of the questions to which an answer is sought in this study. Naturally, this answer also covers the origins and structure of the power and influence that the multinational cocoa processors and manufacturers hold over the domestic and global cocoa economy.


The political economy of oil in Kazakhstan
Kahveci, Hayriye; Altunışık, Meliha; Department of International Relations (2007)
This thesis analyzes the political economy of oil in the post-Soviet Kazakhstan. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan, which is one of the newly independent states of the former Soviet geography, became very popular in the international arena with its hydrocarbon riches. There have been discussions in the scholarly and international political agendas that the country will suffer from the so called “curse” that is associated with the producing states. This dissertation looks at the political...
Does trade follow the flag? Turkey’s relations with Israel and Egypt
Uslu, Bekir Can; Altunışık, Meliha; Department of Middle East Studies (2017)
This thesis aims to analyze the interaction between bilateral political and economic relations. The main question is whether there is a relationship between bilateral political relations and economic relations and if so, what is the scope of the relationship. In this thesis, this question will be analyzed using the case of Turkey and two of her neighbors in the Middle East: Israel and Egypt. A correlation analysis is done between the chart of political relations through the years and three different variabl...
An Empirical Analysis on Trade between Turkey and the United Kingdom under the Shadow of Brexit
Ercan, Büşra; Akbostancı Özkazanç, Elif; Department of Economics (2021-9)
This thesis analyzes Turkey-the UK international trade by developing an empirical model from the sectoral point of view. While doing this, the potential impact of alternative Brexit scenarios on the Turkish trade with the UK is attempted to be investigated by using an econometric model that provides a quantitative perspective. It is concluded that Turkish export prices, the UK’s value added, world export prices and general economic activity of the UK have more effect on the exports of Turkey to the UK marke...
Optimal monetary policy and the timing of asset trade in open economies
Senay, Ozge; Sutherland, Alan (2007-05-01)
This paper analyses the timing of asset trade and its implications for monetary policy and welfare in open economies. Optimal policy is shown to differ significantly depending on whether asset trade takes place before or after policy decisions are made.
European neighbourhood policy, as a hegemonic project: the case of Ukraine
Özdilek, Sibel Elif; Türkeş, Mustafa; Department of International Relations (2009)
This thesis attempts to analyze the European Neighbourhood Policy from a Neo-Gramscian perspective, mapping transnational power relations in Europe and identifying the historical-specific articulations between economic, political and (civil) societal processes in the specific case of Ukraine. Thus the thesis attempts to show how the EU’s hegemonic project is formed and applied, it also explores whether there are redefinitions of the EU hegemonic project and ask whether it is sustainable or not. It is conten...
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M. S. Adams, “NATO-EU security relations in the post-9/11 security era /,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.