PSC380.13 Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

The aim of this course is to introduce students to theoretical debates about the nature, significance and measurement of public opinion with specific focus on foreign policy decision-making. It aims to provide you with the background knowledge and theoretical and practical skills needed to study and understand public opinion and post­ Cold War era foreign policy connection. Given the theoretical and practical importance of studying public opinion in democratic systems, students learn the logic of inquiry on public opinion and foreign policy, including case-specific and variable-oriented analyses. The main geographical focus is on American and ‘European’ (at national and supranational levels) public opinion. The main foreign policy issues explored are military interventions and post-Cold War era security concerns. (POL 4428)

Department: Political Science

Location: Istanbul

Credits: 3