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Department of Politics and International Studies

Issues in Turkish Politics

Course Code:
15 340 0076
Status:
Course Not Running 2014/15
Unit value:
0.5
Year of study:
Year 3

The course aims to provide students at undergraduate level with a general understanding of the historical evolution and contemporary issues of Turkish domestic politics and foreign policy. It will consider the key political events and developments in the history of the Turkish Republic, as well as the important political issues in Turkey today.   

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

The main objective of the course is to provide students at undergraduate level with an understanding of Turkish politics with an awareness of both historical evolution and contemporary issues.

  • An overview of the political history of the Turkish Republic will be made with special emphasis on the important issues and developments, as well as personages, of the periods under examination.
  • Contemporary issues, processes and debates of Turkish politics will be examined more closely, again with considerable attention to their historical background, but at the same time with projections about their future course.

Scope and syllabus

The course is organised under two main sections, one on chronological and the other on thematic basis. In the first half of the term (5 sessions), an overview of the political history of the Turkish Republic will be made with special emphasis on the important issues, developments and actors of the periods under examination. During the rest of the term (5 sessions), contemporary issues and processes of Turkish politics will be examined more closely.

Method of assessment

Assessment is 60% unseen examination, 30% coursework and 10% seminar participation.

Suggested reading

There is no required textbook for this course. Readings will be provided on‐line.