The aim of this study is to discuss whether the identity and culture, which
are increasingly important, can be taken as a level of analysis and to make a little
contribution to the discipline from this perspective. The systemically modification
after 1990’s, appeared a new level of analysis such as ethnicity, identity, culture and
civilization in the international relations, which is relatively new in social sciences.
In this study, first the subject of level of analysis will be discussed in terms of
international relations and then the concept of identity and culture will be defined.
The theoretical discussions in the international relations will be reviewed especially
in the axis of “critical period of discipline” and we will try to examine whether these
notions are operational in international relations or not.
At the conclusion, we will try to put forth how the discussions about identity and
culture can affect the state’s position which is international relation’s basic level of
analyze and how it made changes in disciplines borders.