PSIR 559 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Turkish Political Thought
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSIR 559
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course offers students an overview of intellectual trends in Ottoman-Turkish history. Special attention will be paid to the evolution of major political thoughts as liberalism, conservatism, nationalism, islamism, socialism and feminism.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course; Will be able explain the development of socialism in Turkey, its thinkers and the relationship between historical context and the arguments of those thinkers.
  • Will be able to analyze the development of islamism in Turkey and the arguments of its thinkers.
  • Will be able explain the development of nationalism in Turkey, its thinkers and the relationship between historical context and the arguments of those thinkers.
  • Will be able to describe the development of feminism in Turkey and the arguments of its thinkers.
Course Content Special attention will be paid to the evolution of major political thoughts as liberalism, conservatism, nationalism, islamism, socialism and feminism.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction and review of syllabus
2 Historical background Feroz Ahmad, The Making of Modern Turkey (London and New York: Routledge, 1993). Niyazi Berkes, The Development of Secularism in Turkey (Montreal: McGill University, 1960).
3 Turkish Liberalism I Ali Erkul. “Prens Sabahattin,” Emre Kongar (der.), Türk Toplumbilimcileri I, (Istanbul: Remzi, 1982).
4 Turkish Liberalism II Simten Coşar, "Ahmet Ağaoğlu: Türk Liberalizminin Açmazlarına Bir Giriş,” Toplum ve Bilim, 74, Güz 1997. Simten Coşar, “Ahmet Ağaoğlu,” Tanıl Bora, Murat Gültekingil (der.) içinde, Modern Türkiye'de Siyasi Düşünce, Liberalizm, Cilt 7, (İstanbul: İletişim, 2005), s. 236-242. Ayşe Kadıoğlu, “Milliyetçilik-Liberalizm Ekseninde Vatandaşlık ve Bireysellik,” Tanıl Bora (der.), Modern Türkiye’de Siyasi Düşünce: Milliyetçilik, Cilt 4 (Istanbul: İletişim, 2002, ss, 284-293).
5 Turkish Conservatism I Tanıl Bora, "Muhafazakârlığın Değişimi ve Türk Muhafazakârlığında Bazı Yol İzleri," Toplum ve Bilim , no.74 (1997): 6-30. Ahmet Çiğdem, "Muhafazarlık Üstüne," Toplum ve Bilim, no.74 (1997): 32-51.
6 Turkish Conservatism II Süleyman Seyfi Öğün, "Türk Muhafazakarlığının Kültür Kökleri ve Peyami Safa'nın Yanılgısı," Toplum ve Bilim no.74 (1997): 102-153.
7 Islamism Ali Bulaç, “İslâm’ın Üç Siyaset Tarzı veya İslâmcıların Üç Nesli,” Modern Türkiye’de Siyasi Düşünce: İslamcılık, Cilt 6 (Istanbul: İletişim, 2004). Nuray Mert, “Türkiye İslâmcılığına Tarihsel Bir Bakış,” Yasin Aktay (ed.) Modern Türkiye’de Siyasi Düşünce: İslamcılık, Cilt 6 (Istanbul: İletişim, 2004).
8 Midterm
9 Nationalism Andrew Davison, “Secularization and Modernization in Turkey: the Ideas of Ziya Gökalp,” Economy and Society, 24/2, May 1995, pp. 189-224. Kerem Ünüvar, “Ziya Gökalp,” Tanıl Bora (der.), Modern Türkiye’de Siyasi Düşünce: Milliyetçilik, Cilt 4 (Istanbul: İletişim, 2002).
10 Extreme nationalism Jacob M. Landau, Pan-Turkism : From Irredentism to Cooperation (London : Hurst & Company, 1995).
11 Socialism Murat Belge, “Türkiye’de Sosyalizm Tarihinin Ana Çizgileri,” Murat Gültekingil (ed.) Modern Türkiye’de Siyasi Düşünce: Sol, Cilt 8 (Istanbul: İletişim, 2007).
12 Socialism II Mustafa Türkeş, "The Ideology of the Kadro [Kadre] Movement: A Patriotic Leftist Movement in Turkey," in Turkey Before and After Atatürk, edited by Sylvia Kedourie (London: Frank Cass, 1999): 92-119. İlhan Tekeli & Selim İlkin, "Türkiye'de Bir Aydın Hareketi: Kadro," Toplum ve Bilim, no. 24, (Winter 1984): 35-67.
13 Feminism Nükhet Sirman, “Feminism in Turkey: A Short History,” New Perspectives on Turkey, 3/1, Fall 1989. Kadıoğlu, Ayşe, “Women's Subordination in Turkey: Is Islam Really the Villain?,” Middle East Journal, 48/4, Autumn 1994, pp. 645-661.
14 Review of the semester
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Examination

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials • Bernard Lewis, The Emergence of Modern Turkey (London: Oxford University Press, 1961). • Stanford J. and Ezel Kural Shaw, History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey, Volume 2: Reform, Revolution and Republic: The Rise of Modern Turkey, 1908–1975 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977). • Feroz Ahmad, The Making of Modern Turkey (London and New York: Routledge, 1993). • Geoffrey Lewis, Modern Turkey (London and Tonbridge: Ernest Benn, 1974). • Roderic Davison, Turkey: A Short History, 2nd edn (Huntingdon: Eothen, 1988). Niyazi Berkes, The Development of Secularism in Turkey (Montreal: McGill University Press, 1964). • Çağlar Keyder, State and Class in Turkey: A Study in Capitalist Development (London: Verso, 1987). • Tanzimat'tan Cumhuriyet'e Türkiye Ansiklopedisi, 6 volumes (İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, 1986). • Cumhuriyet Dönemi Türkiye Ansiklopedisi, 10 volumes (İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, 1983). • Sina Akşin, editor, Türkiye Tarihi, Volumes 4–5: Çağdaş Türkiye, 1908–1980, and Bugünkü Türkiye, 1980–2003 (İstanbul: Cem Yayınevi, 1989–2003). • Ergun Özbudun, Contemporary Turkish Politics: Challenges to Democratic Consolidation (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000). • Ersin Kalaycıoğlu, Turkish Dynamics: Bridge Across Troubled Lands (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). • Sina Akşin, Turkey from Empire to Revolutionary Republic: The Emergence of the Turkish Nation from 1789 to the Present (New York: New York University Press, 2007). • Modern Türkiye'de Siyasî Düşünce, 8 volumes (İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, 2001–2007)

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
30
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
9
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
30
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
6
Final Exam
1
10
    Total
238

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to improve theoretical and conceptual proficiencies on Political Science and International Relations and use them competently.

X
2

To be able to evaluate critically the relationships between various factors in the field of Political Science and International Relations such as structures, actors, institutions and culture.

X
3

To be able to determine and question the theoretical and empirical gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature.

X
4

To be able to identify the political and cultural conditions that generate discrimination mechanisms based on race, ethnicity, gender and religion at national and international levels.

X
5

To be able to gather and analyze data by using scientific research methods.

X
6

To be able to analyze and evaluate the historical continuity and changes observed in the relations between the actors and institutions of national and international politics.

X
7

To be able to present individual research and contemporary developments in Political Science and International Relations in written, oral, and visual forms.

X
8

To be able to take responsibility in generating solutions to the problems that arise in relation to the politics in daily life.

X
9

To be able to determine the institutional and political instruments for conflict resolution in domestic and international politics.

X
10

To be able to prepare a thesis/term project about Political Science and International Relations based on scientific criteria.

11

To be able to follow new research and developments in Political Science and International Relations and participate the debates in academic meetings through a foreign language.

X
12

To be able to have ethical, social and scientific values in the stages throughout the processes of gathering, interpreting, disseminating and implementing data relevant to Political Science and International Relations.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest