PSIR 653 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Political Economy of Turkey
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSIR 653
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Third Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course will provide insight into the development of the Turkish economy starting from the late ottoman period to modern Turkey. The course aims to give students in depth information regarding the political economic developoment of the Turkish state and the resulting policies of the time. By the end of the course students will be familiar with the overall structure of the Turkish economy, contemporary problems confronting the Turkish economy, structural adjustment reforms and where the Turkish economy is headed.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Identify the macroeconomic and developmental environment faced by Turkish economic actors, past and present
  • Analyze the economic history of Turkey
  • Identify the policy-making effects of Turkey’s economic developmental policies
  • Analyze how liberalism and international competition has affected the Turkish economy
  • Identify the sectoral aspects of the Turkish economy
  • Assess the future problems that Turkey’s economy faces with globalization
Course Content This course provides an introduction to Turkey’s political economy. It will begin by addressing the historical context of Turkish economic development, beginning with the late Ottoman era. The early years of the Republic, along with the different development strategies implemented by the Turkish state and their resulting effects on the relationship between the market and state and in Turkey will be discussed. The course will end with the current developments of the Turkish economy and how globalization and liberalism has affected the Turkish state.

 



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 Korkut Boratav (2009), Türkiye İktisat Tarihi 1908-2007, 13. Baskı, Ankara: İmge Yayınevi Yakup Kepenek ve Nurhan Şentürk (2008), Türkiye Ekonomisi, 22. Baskı, İstanbul: Remzi Yayınevi Şevket Pamuk (2008), “Economic change in Twentieth Century: Is the Glass More than Half Full?” in R. Kasaba (ed) Turkey in the Modern World Erder, N., Karaosmanoglu, A., Cilingiroglu, A. and Sonmez, A., 2003. Planli Kalkinma Seruveni, Istanbul Bilgi Universitesi Yayinlari
2 1908-1922, Constructing a Nation and a National Economy Korkut Boratav (2009), Türkiye İktisat Tarihi 1908-2007, 13. Baskı, Ankara: İmge Yayınevi Altuğ, S. , A. Filiztekin and Ş. Pamuk (2008) Sources of Long-Term Economic Growth for Turkey, 1880 – 2005”, European Review of Economic History, Vol: 12, pp. 393-430.
3 1922-1929, Reconstruction Okyar, O. (1979) “Development Background of the Turkish Economy, 1923-1973” International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol: 10, No. 3 pp. 325-344 Korkut Boratav (2009), Türkiye İktisat Tarihi 1908-2007, 13. Baskı, Ankara: İmge Yayınevi Nas, T. 2008. Tracing the Economic Transformation of Turkey from the 1920s to EU Accession, Chapters 2 and 3. Pamuk, S. 2000.Intervention during the Great Depression Another look at Turkish experience Ch 12 in the Mediterranean Response to Globalization before 1950, Routledge Press, London and New York
4 1930-1939, State-led Industrialization Ali H. Bayar, “The Developmental State and Economic Policy in Turkey”, Third World Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 773-785, 1996 Korkut Boratav (2009), Türkiye İktisat Tarihi 1908-2007, 13. Baskı, Ankara: İmge Yayınevi Pamuk, S. 1981. Political Economy of Industrialization in Turkey. MERIP Reports, No. 93, Turkey: The Generals Take Over pp. 26-32. Turkes, M. 2001. A Patriotic Leftist Development Strategy Proposal in Turkey in the 1930s: The Case of KADRO (CADRE) Movement Int. J. Middle East Stud. 33, 91-114
5 1940-1945, War Years Korkut Boratav (2009), Türkiye İktisat Tarihi 1908-2007, 13. Baskı, Ankara: İmge Yayınevi
6 1946-1953, Liberal Integration to the World Economy Korkut Boratav (2009), Türkiye İktisat Tarihi 1908-2007, 13. Baskı, Ankara: İmge Yayınevi
7 1954-1976, Readjustment, Import Substitution Era and Crises Korkut Boratav (2009), Türkiye İktisat Tarihi 1908-2007, 13. Baskı, Ankara: İmge Yayınevi Çeçen, A. A. , A. S. Doğruel and F. Doğruel (1994) “Economic Growth and Structural Change in Turkey 1960-88,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, 26 (1), February, pp. 37-56 Ministry of Science and Technology (1973) 50 Yılda Türk Sanayii, Ankara, Mars Matbaası Okyar, O. (1979) “Development Background of the Turkish Economy, 1923-1973” International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol: 10, No. 3 pp. 325-344 Yülek, M. (1998a) “Financial Policy in a Repressed Economy: Turkey 1950-1979.” Sermaye Piyasası Kurulu
8 1954-1976, Readjustment, Import Substitution Era and Crises Korkut Boratav (2009), Türkiye İktisat Tarihi 1908-2007, 13. Baskı, Ankara: İmge Yayınevi Çeçen, A. A. , A. S. Doğruel and F. Doğruel (1994) “Economic Growth and Structural Change in Turkey 1960-88,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, 26 (1), February, pp. 37-56 Ministry of Science and Technology (1973) 50 Yılda Türk Sanayii, Ankara, Mars Matbaası Okyar, O. (1979) “Development Background of the Turkish Economy, 1923-1973” International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol: 10, No. 3 pp. 325-344 Yülek, M. (1998a) “Financial Policy in a Repressed Economy: Turkey 1950-1979.” Sermaye Piyasası Kurulu
9 1980-1988, Capital’s Ascendancy Korkut Boratav (2009), Türkiye İktisat Tarihi 1908-2007, 13. Baskı, Ankara: İmge Yayınevi
10 1980-1988, Capital’s Ascendancy Korkut Boratav (2009), Türkiye İktisat Tarihi 1908-2007, 13. Baskı, Ankara: İmge Yayınevi
11 1989-today, Neoliberal Dominance of International Capital orkut Boratav (2009), Türkiye İktisat Tarihi 1908-2007, 13. Baskı, Ankara: İmge Yayınevi Atiyas, I. (2012). “Economic Institutions and Institutional Change in Turkey during the Neoliberal Era” New Perspectives on Turkey, Fall, No. 47, 57-82 Acar, A.(2006) DTÖ ve AB Işığında Türk Tarımının Geleceği, Ankara,Türkiye, Orion Yayınevi Altunışık, M. (2008). “The Possibilities and Limits of Turkey’s Soft Power in the Middle East”, Insight Turkey, 10(2), 41-54 Bakır, C. and Öniş, Z (2010) “The Regulatory State and Turkish Banking Sector Reforms in the Age of Post-Washington Consensus”, Development and Change, 41(1), 77-106 Gönenç, R., O. Röhn, V. Koen and Ş. Saygılı, (2012). “Structural Reforms to Boost Turkey’s Long-Term Growth,” OECD Economics Department, ECO/WKP (2012) 64 İzmen, Ü. and K. Yılmaz. (2009). “Turkey's Recent Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Performance” in Öniş, Z. and F. Şenses (eds.) Turkey and Global Economy, London: Routledge Tocci, N. (2005). “Europeanization in Turkey: Trigger or Anchor for Reform”, South European Society and Politics, 10(1) Yılmaz, K. (2011). “The EU–Turkey Customs Union Fifteen Years Later: Better, Yet not the Best Alternative”, South European Society and Politics,16(2), 235-249 Ertugrul, A., and Selcuk, F. 2001. A Brief Account of the Turkish Economy, 1980-2000, Russian and East European Finance and Trade, 37: 6, p.6-30. Arpac, O. and Bird, G. (2009), \Turkey and the IMF: A case study in the political economy of policy implementation", The Review of International Organizations, 4 (2): 135- 157 Emrence, C. (2008), \After Neo-liberal Globalization: The Great Transformation of Turkey", Comparative Sociology, 7: 51{67 Rodrik, D. (2009), \The Turkish Economy after the Crisis", Turkish Economic Association Discussion Paper, 2009/9 Onis, Z. (2009), \Beyond the 2001 _nancial crisis: The political economy of the new phase of neo-liberal restructuring in Turkey", Review of International Political Economy, 16:3 August 2009: 409{432
12 1989-today, Neoliberal Dominance of International Capital orkut Boratav (2009), Türkiye İktisat Tarihi 1908-2007, 13. Baskı, Ankara: İmge Yayınevi Atiyas, I. (2012). “Economic Institutions and Institutional Change in Turkey during the Neoliberal Era” New Perspectives on Turkey, Fall, No. 47, 57-82 Acar, A.(2006) DTÖ ve AB Işığında Türk Tarımının Geleceği, Ankara,Türkiye, Orion Yayınevi Altunışık, M. (2008). “The Possibilities and Limits of Turkey’s Soft Power in the Middle East”, Insight Turkey, 10(2), 41-54 Bakır, C. and Öniş, Z (2010) “The Regulatory State and Turkish Banking Sector Reforms in the Age of Post-Washington Consensus”, Development and Change, 41(1), 77-106 Gönenç, R., O. Röhn, V. Koen and Ş. Saygılı, (2012). “Structural Reforms to Boost Turkey’s Long-Term Growth,” OECD Economics Department, ECO/WKP (2012) 64 İzmen, Ü. and K. Yılmaz. (2009). “Turkey's Recent Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Performance” in Öniş, Z. and F. Şenses (eds.) Turkey and Global Economy, London: Routledge Tocci, N. (2005). “Europeanization in Turkey: Trigger or Anchor for Reform”, South European Society and Politics, 10(1) Yılmaz, K. (2011). “The EU–Turkey Customs Union Fifteen Years Later: Better, Yet not the Best Alternative”, South European Society and Politics,16(2), 235-249 Ertugrul, A., and Selcuk, F. 2001. A Brief Account of the Turkish Economy, 1980-2000, Russian and East European Finance and Trade, 37: 6, p.6-30. Arpac, O. and Bird, G. (2009), \Turkey and the IMF: A case study in the political economy of policy implementation", The Review of International Organizations, 4 (2): 135- 157 Emrence, C. (2008), \After Neo-liberal Globalization: The Great Transformation of Turkey", Comparative Sociology, 7: 51{67 Rodrik, D. (2009), \The Turkish Economy after the Crisis", Turkish Economic Association Discussion Paper, 2009/9 Onis, Z. (2009), \Beyond the 2001 _nancial crisis: The political economy of the new phase of neo-liberal restructuring in Turkey", Review of International Political Economy, 16:3 August 2009: 409{432
13 1989-today, Neoliberal Dominance of International Capital orkut Boratav (2009), Türkiye İktisat Tarihi 1908-2007, 13. Baskı, Ankara: İmge Yayınevi Atiyas, I. (2012). “Economic Institutions and Institutional Change in Turkey during the Neoliberal Era” New Perspectives on Turkey, Fall, No. 47, 57-82 Acar, A.(2006) DTÖ ve AB Işığında Türk Tarımının Geleceği, Ankara,Türkiye, Orion Yayınevi Altunışık, M. (2008). “The Possibilities and Limits of Turkey’s Soft Power in the Middle East”, Insight Turkey, 10(2), 41-54 Bakır, C. and Öniş, Z (2010) “The Regulatory State and Turkish Banking Sector Reforms in the Age of Post-Washington Consensus”, Development and Change, 41(1), 77-106 Gönenç, R., O. Röhn, V. Koen and Ş. Saygılı, (2012). “Structural Reforms to Boost Turkey’s Long-Term Growth,” OECD Economics Department, ECO/WKP (2012) 64 İzmen, Ü. and K. Yılmaz. (2009). “Turkey's Recent Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Performance” in Öniş, Z. and F. Şenses (eds.) Turkey and Global Economy, London: Routledge Tocci, N. (2005). “Europeanization in Turkey: Trigger or Anchor for Reform”, South European Society and Politics, 10(1) Yılmaz, K. (2011). “The EU–Turkey Customs Union Fifteen Years Later: Better, Yet not the Best Alternative”, South European Society and Politics,16(2), 235-249 Ertugrul, A., and Selcuk, F. 2001. A Brief Account of the Turkish Economy, 1980-2000, Russian and East European Finance and Trade, 37: 6, p.6-30. Arpac, O. and Bird, G. (2009), \Turkey and the IMF: A case study in the political economy of policy implementation", The Review of International Organizations, 4 (2): 135- 157 Emrence, C. (2008), \After Neo-liberal Globalization: The Great Transformation of Turkey", Comparative Sociology, 7: 51{67 Rodrik, D. (2009), \The Turkish Economy after the Crisis", Turkish Economic Association Discussion Paper, 2009/9 Onis, Z. (2009), \Beyond the 2001 _nancial crisis: The political economy of the new phase of neo-liberal restructuring in Turkey", Review of International Political Economy, 16:3 August 2009: 409{432
14 Presentations
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Scholarly books, book chapters, articles power point presentations
Suggested Readings/Materials Recommended readings (further published works and scholarship on European diplomatic and military history)

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
2
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
25
Project
1
35
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
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
14
5
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
40
Project
1
60
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
38
Final Exam
    Total
256

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to improve and deepen the theoretical and conceptual proficiencies on Political Science and International Relations.

X
2

To be able to evaluate critically and analytically the relationships between various factors in the discipline of Political Science and International Relations such as structures, actors, institutions and culture at an advanced level.

X
3

To be able to determine the theoretical and empirical gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature and gain the ability of questioning at an advanced level.

X
4

To be able to gain the ability to develop innovative, leading and original arguments in order to fill the gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature.

X
5

To be able to gather, analyze, and interpret the data by using advanced qualitative or quantitative research methods in Political Science and International Relations.

X
6

To be able to develop original academic works and publish scientific articles in refereed national or international indexed journals in the field of Political Science and International Relations.

X
7

To be able to describe 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 an individual capacity and/or as part of a team in generating innovative and analytical solutions to the problems that arise in relation to the politics in daily life.

X
9

To be able to develop projects in determining the institutional and political instruments for conflict resolution in national and international politics.

10

To be able to prepare an original thesis in Political Science and International Relations based on scientific criteria.

X
11

To be able to follow new research and developments, publish scientific articles and participate the debates in academic meetings in Political Science and International Relations 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