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Announcement for the Applicants to the M.A. and Ph.D.

Programmes of the Department of EU Politics and International Relations
A recommended reading list for the examination, as well as the main areas to be assessed in the examination are given below. Studying these sources is neither compulsory, nor does it guarantee success in the examination; applicants should not limit themselves to the reading list. The written and verbal examinations will be held in English. Some of the sources in the reading list are available at the European Documentation Centre of the European Union Institute. Main Areas to be Covered in the Written and Verbal Examinations: European Union (at elementary level) Turkey - EU Relations Turkish Foreign Policy International Organisations International Law Theories of International Relations and Political Science Political Science and World Politics Political History (after the 18th Century Current Issues in World Politics and in the European Union Recommended Reading List J. M. Roberts, History of Europe, (London: Penguin, 1996) John Baylis, S. Smith eds., The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations, (Oxford: OUP, 2004) John McCormick, Understanding the EU: A Concise Introduction, (Houndmills: Palgrave, Macmillan, 2005) Michelle Cini, EU Politics, (Oxford: OUP, 2003) Desmond Dinan, Ever Closer Union: An Introduction to European Integration, (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) Desmond Dinan, Europe Recast: A History of European Union, (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy 1774-2000, (London: Frank Cass, 2000) N. Neuwahl, H. Kabaalioğlu eds. EU and Turkey: Reflections on the Prospects for Membership, (Istanbul: TOBB, TUNAECS, EC Institute, 2006)