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dc.contributor.advisorEsen, Berk
dc.contributor.authorKwon, Hyewon
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-03T08:14:57Z
dc.date.available2018-07-03T08:14:57Z
dc.date.copyright2018-06
dc.date.issued2018-07
dc.date.submitted2018-07-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/47673
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, Department of International Relations, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2018.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 114-134).en_US
dc.description.abstractU.S. military bases are distributed across over forty countries with approximately eight hundreds installations. Yet, base politics has received rather limited attention from IR scholars to date. South Korea and Turkey have hosted American troops for more than six decades. After the end of the Cold War, the issue of U.S. military presence in both countries became questioned and contentious ever now. With a comparative approach, this thesis aims to examine how host nations’ domestic politics influences in base politics. Focusing on base politics during the post-Cold War era, this thesis demonstrates that while high severity of threats to host nations stabilizes the U.S. military presence in host nations, high anti-American sentiment restricts U.S. military operations from bases in host nations. In particular, this research examines base politics under each leadership of the two countries in an effort to analyze influence of two independent variables – severity of threats and anti-Americanism – on base politics which is a dependent variable. When the national security of South Korea and Turkey is threatened, both countries are likely to count on the protection from a more powerful military ally which is the United States. Nonetheless, high anti-Americanism which was increasingly observed after 2002 in both countries has strained alliance relationships in regard to U.S. military bases.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Hyewon Kwon.en_US
dc.format.extentxiv, 134 leaves ; 34 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectBase Politicsen_US
dc.subjectSouth Koreaen_US
dc.subjectThe Post-Cold War Eraen_US
dc.subjectTurkey, U.S. Military Basesen_US
dc.titleBase politics during the post - Cold War era: a comparative study of South Korea and Turkeyen_US
dc.title.alternativeSoğuk savaşı sonrası dönemde askeri üs politikaları: Güney Kore ve Türkiye üzerine karşılaştırmalı bir çalışmaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB158612


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