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ÇAĞ UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES

Code

Course Title

Credit

ECTS

IRE 409

Turkish Politics

(3-0)3

6

Prerequisites

None

Language of Instruction

English

Mode of Delivery

Face to face

Type and Level of Course

Elective, /4.Year/ Fall Semester

Lecturers

Name(s)

Lecture Hours

Office Hours

Contacts

Course Coordinator

Prof.Dr.Esat ARSLAN







esat@cag.edu.tr

Course Objective This course seeks to analyze the role that political leaders have played in the evolution of Turkish politics, with special emphasis on their impact on the achievements and shortcomings of Turkey's experience with democratic politics.


Learning Outcomes of the Course




Students who have completed the course successfully should be able

Relationship

Prog. Output

Net Effect

1

to analyze the role that political leaders have played in the evolution of Turkish politics.

7,8

4

2

to evaluate on their impact on the achievements and shortcomings of Turkey's experience with democratic politics.

8

4

3

to bring case studies of Turkish government’s tenure during 1923-2011.

8

4

4

to know what to constitutes good and effective leadership

8

3

5

to understand the basic rules of the real leaders.

8

3

6

to know the party leaders who reached the pinnacles of political power and influence in Turkey since the founding of the Republic in 1923.

7,8

4

7

to find out that people naturally follow leaders stronger than themselves

8

4

8

to understand that leaders evaluate everything with a leadership bias.

8

5

9

Be able offer a unique perspective into the world of Turkish politics.

8

4

10

to differ the country's quest to consolidate its democratic regime.

8

5

Course Description: It examines the development of Turkish political system from the Ottoman period up to the present. Current political issues together with the concepts, ideas, personalities, institutions and events that have shaped the politics of Turkish Republic will be discussed in details.

Course Contents :( Weekly Lecture Plan )

Weeks

Topics

Preparation

Teaching Methods

1

General Information and Introduction to Course

Textbook

Presentation & Lecture

audio-visual assisted



2

Atatürk: Founding Father, Realist, and Visionary

Textbook

Presentation, & Lecture

audio-visual assisted



3

İsmet İnönü: A Rationalistic Democrat

Textbook

Presentation, & Lecture

audio-visual assisted



4

Celal Bayar: Conspiratorial Democrat

Textbook

Presentation & Lecture

audio-visual assisted



5

Adnan Menderes: Between Democratic and Authoritarian Populism

Textbook

Presentation & Lecture

audio-visual assisted



6

Süleyman Demirel: National Will and Beyond

Textbook

Presentation & Lecture

audio-visual assisted



7

Bülent Ecevit: From Idealist to Pragmatist

Textbook

Presentation & Lecture

audio-visual assisted



8

Necmettin Erbakan: Democracy for the Sake of Power

Textbook

Presentation & Lecture

audio-visual assisted



9

Alparslan Turkeş: A Colonel Turned Politician

Textbook

Presentation & Lecture

audio-visual assisted



10

Turgut Ozal: Pious Agent of Liberal Transformation

Textbook

Presentation & Lecture

audio-visual assisted



11

Mesut Yilmaz: From Ozal's Shadow to Mediator

Textbook

Presentation & Lecture

audio-visual assisted



12

Tansu Çiller: Lusting for Power and Undermining Democracy

Textbook

Presentation & Lecture

audio-visual assisted



13

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and His Impact on Turkish Democracy

Textbook

Presentation & Lecture

audio-visual assisted



14

General Conclusion and Evaluation

Textbook

Presentation & Lecture

audio-visual assisted



REFERENCES

Textbook

Ergun Ozbudun, Contemporary Turkish Politics, Challenges to Democratic Consolidation, Lynne Rienner Publication, 1999

Related links

Preliminary reading of the weekly subjects is highly recommended

Recommended Reading

Esat Arslan, Türk Dış Politikasında Ödün Değil Uzlaşı, Ankara, 2003

Material Sharing

Presentation Slides

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Activities

Number

Effect

Notes

Midterm Exam

1

40%




Homework

1

10%




Effect of The Activities




50%




Effect of The Final Exam




50%




ECTS TABLE

Contents

Number

Hours

Total

Hours in Classroom

14

3

42

Hours out Classroom

14

4

56

Midterm Exam

2

20

40

Projects

1

20

20

Final Exam

1

20

20

Total

Total / 30

ECTS Credit

178

178/30=5,9

6

RECENT PERFORMANCE














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