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SBP2016 CONTEMPORARY TURKISH ECONOMIC HISTORY 2+0+0 ECTS:4
Year / Semester Second Year / Spring Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
StatusElective
DepartmentURBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
Prerequisites and co-requisites None
Mode of DeliveryFace to face
Contact hours14 weeks - 2 hours of lectures per week
LecturerLECTURER Edip ÖNCÜ
Co-Lecturer
Language of instruction Turkish
Professional practise ( internship )None
 
Objectives of the Course
The main objective of this course is to equip the students with the knowledge of Turkish economic history especially after 1950s. By analyzing the foundations of, change and continuity in, and evolution of the economic history of the Turkish Republic, the students are expected to comprehend the main parameters of economic life in the context of urbanization with a global perspective.
 

Learning Outcomes

CTPO

TOA

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :

LO - 1 :

Understand the main points and issues of the economic history of the Turkish Republic in a sociocultural and socioeconomic context.

2,5,6

LO - 2 :

Comprehend the historical evolution processes that shaped the economic, demographic and urban structure of contemporary Turkey.

6,8

LO - 3 :

Understand the main economic history concepts that can explain the urbanization process of modern Turkey.

8,11,14

LO - 4 :

Interpret and evaluate the historical panorama of the Turkish Republic around the parameters of economic dependency and in (de) terdependence.

5,11,14

LO - 5 :

Reach to the level of proficiency that can enable them to conduct academic research, make evaluations and presentations on the subject through interpretin Turkish economic history in the context of urban studies.

5,8,12,14,17,18,21

CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA : Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

 

Contents of the Course

The analysis of the economic history of the Turkish Republic from socio-cultural and socio-economic perspectives. The study of socio-economic structure of Turkey in the context of change and continuity, human development index, imperialism, liberalism (neo-liberalism), corporatism, globalism and core-periphery relations. An evaluation of the economic and cultural factors that helped shape the demographic and urban structure of modern Turkey on the basis of main turning points of the 20th century. Projections and expectations concerning Turkish socioeconomic life.

 

Course Syllabus

 Week

Subject

Related Notes / Files

 Week 1

The definition, methodology and scope of economic history; the foundations of Turkish economic history.

 Week 2

The economic history between the two World Wars (1923-1945)

 Week 3

Turkey's integration with the Western Bloc, opening to free markets; transition to multi-party system (1946-1950)

 Week 4

The Democrat Party Era (1950-1960)

 Week 5

First Five Years' Economic Plan (1962-1967)

 Week 6

Second Five Years' Economic Plan (1968-1972)

 Week 7

World Oil Crisis; Arms Embargo and Economic Crisis (1973-1977)

 Week 8

Political Instability, Distorted Urbanization; January 24 Decrees (1978-1982)

 Week 9

Midterm Exam

 Week 10

Özal and Neoliberalism; The Intensification of Migration, Urbanization and Poverty (1983-1988)

 Week 11

Globalization; Changes in the Labor Market and the Services Sector; Third İzmir Economic Congress (1989-1997)

 Week 12

Turkish Economy under IMF command; World Economic Crisis of 2008 (1998-2009)

 Week 13

The Rule of the Capital Market and the Services Sector; Arab Capital (2009-2015)

 Week 14

The reevaluation of the semester

 Week 15

Projections into the future: Socio-economic parameters on the road to 2023.

 Week 16

Final Exam

 

Textbook / Material

1Kemal Yakut- Süleyman Yaşar, eds. Türkiye Cumhuriyeti İktisat Tarihi, Anadolu Üniversitesi Yayınları, Eskişehir, 2013.

2Korkut Boratav, Türkiye İktisat Tarihi, İmge Kitabevi, Ankara, 2014.

 

Recommended Reading

1Oktay Yenal, Cumhuriyetin İktisat Tarihi, Homer Kitabevi, İstanbul, 2003.

2Şevket Pamuk, Türkiye'nin 200 Yıllık İktisadi Tarihi, İş Bankası Yayınları, İstanbul, 2015.

3Metin Toprak- Nazım Çatalbaş, eds. Türkiye Ekonomisi, Anadolu Üniversitesi Yayınları, Eskişehir, 2013.

 

Method of Assessment

Type of assessment

Week No

Date

Duration (hours)

Weight (%)

Mid-term exam

9

10/4/2017

1

50

End-of-term exam

16

01/06/2017

1

50

 

Student Work Load and its Distribution

Type of work

Duration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term

Lectures (face to face teaching)

2

14

28

Own (personal) studies outside class

1

14

14

Own study for first mid-term exam

4

1

4

Mid-term exam

1

1

1

Own study for final exam

6

2

12

End-of-term exam

1

1

1

Total work load

60