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ULS2010 COMPARATIVE POLITICS 3+0+0 ECTS:4
Year / Semester Second Year / Spring Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
StatusElective
DepartmentINTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Prerequisites and co-requisites None
Mode of DeliveryFace to face
Contact hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerASSIST. PROF. DR. Alper Tolga BULUT
Co-Lecturernone
Language of instruction Turkish
Professional practise ( internship )None
 
Objectives of the Course
The main objective of this course is to inform the students about the ongoing debates in the comparative politics literature and to help them gain skills that will enable them to analyze basic concepts and problems.
 

Learning Outcomes

CTPO

TOA

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

LO - 1 :

Understand the main debates in the comparative politics literatüre

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

LO - 2 :

Will be able to grasp the differences between regime types

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

LO - 3 :

Will gain basic knowledge about parties, party systems, and party families

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

LO - 4 :

Will be able to analyze the effect of electoral systems on government types

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

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

This course aims to analyze the development of the Comparative Politics field and therefore will cover the following topics: Methods in comparative politics, regime types, democracies and other systems, regime change, political culture, political parties and party systems, elections and electoral systems, government types, lobby groups.

 

Course Syllabus

 Week

Subject

Related Notes / Files

 Week 1

The development of the field of comparative politics

 Week 2

Methods in comparative politics

 Week 3

Poltical regimes

 Week 4

Hybrid regimes

 Week 5

Regime change

 Week 6

Democratization

 Week 7

political culture

 Week 8

change in political culture

 Week 9

exam

 Week 10

party systems

 Week 11

elections and electoral systems

 Week 12

pressure groups and civil society

 Week 13

political parties

 Week 14

Government systems

 Week 15

presidentialism and parliamentary system

 Week 16

exam

 

Textbook / Material

1Sayarı, Sabri ve Hasret Dikici Bilgin. 2014, Karşılaştırmalı Siyaset: Temel Konular ve Yaklaşımlar, İstanbul

2Lijphart, Arend. 2012., Demokrasi Modelleri, Ithaca 2012

 

Recommended Reading

 

Method of Assessment

Type of assessment

Week No

Date

Duration (hours)

Weight (%)

Mid-term exam

9

06/04/2016

1

50

End-of-term exam

16

28/05/2016

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)

3

14

42

Own (personal) studies outside class

2

14

28

Own study for first mid-term exam

6

3

18

Mid-term exam

2

1

2

Own study for final exam

8

4

32

End-of-term exam

2

1

2

Total work load

124