An Analysis of International Relations Academics in Turkey and their approaches to the field: TRIP 2014 Faculty Survey Results
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Despite the increasing interest in the studies inquiring the limits autonomous character of and the interactions between the International Relations (IR) discipline and other academic fields the scope and scale of empirical research on these issues are relatively small. In order to contribute to the discussion on the limits and peculiarities of the IR discipline and to shed light on the development current status and major characteristics of the IR studies in Turkey its place in the global IR discipline and the views of LR. scholars on major issues on the global regional and national agenda two surveys were conducted by the International Relations Council of Turkey (IRCT) in 2007 and 2009. Later on the IRTC collaborated with the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations at the College of William and Mary to conduct further surveys in 2011 and 2014. This paper presents findings of the last survey on Turkey based on the worldwide research simultaneously conducted in 31 different countries in September 2014.