COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Comparative Democratization POLZ   304 6 3 3 6

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction English
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Yüksel Alper ECEVİT
Instructors
Dr. Öğr. ÜyesiYÜKSEL ALPER ECEVİT1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
To examine the democratization movements in the 20th century, to evaluate current problems regarding democracy in detail.
Content
This module includes reading and presantations on the evaluation of the theories democracy to comparatively address the democratization processes in different countries.

Learning Outcomes
1) Reading and learning basic information and thinking with theoretical approaches
2) Gaining ability to identify problems and solve problems.
3) Learninig democratization processes.
4) Gaining analytical thinking, economic and political inquiry skills.
5) Gaining writing and research skills.
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Has the conceptual and theoretical competence to explain the phenomena in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations.
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2
Identifies the international and national issues by methodologies used in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations; chooses the appropriate analysis techniques across the issues and applies the appropriate empirical studies.
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Becomes skilful at following and interpreting different social areas in international and national levels and also applies the problem-solving oriented practices.
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Collects, reviews and analyzes the data obtained which necessary for modelling applications in the Social Science.
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Individually and/or in a team, takes responsibility, leadership, and works effectively.
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In recognition of the need for lifelong learning, follows the latest developments in the field and improves himself/herself.
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Uses Turkish, and at least one more foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of academic and work life.
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Understands and interprets the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of related persons correctly; and expresses himself/herself in written and oral forms accurately.
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Improves his/herself constantly by defining educational requirements considering interests and talents in scientific, cultural, art and social fields besides career development.
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10
Questions traditional approaches, practices and methods; and develops and applies new study methods if necessary.
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Recognizes and implements social, scientific and professional ethical values.
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Develops skills of defining and analyzing the international, regional and national oriented issues, producing appropriate conflict-resolution techniques and negotiation skills.
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Develops critical thinking skills.
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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 The Definition of Democracy Reading Lecture
Discussion
2 Democracies and its Varieties Reading Lecture
Discussion
3 Definition of a State Reading Lecture
Discussion
4 Cultural Determinants of Democracy Reading Lecture
Discussion
5 Economic Determinants of Democracy Reading Lecture
Discussion
6 Transition to Democracy Reading Lecture
Discussion
7 Consolidation of Democracy Reading Lecture
Discussion
8 Mid-Term Exam Studying for Exam
9 Democracy in Plural Societies Reading Lecture
Discussion
10 Consociationlism Reading Lecture
Discussion
11 Elections in Plural Societies Reading Lecture
Discussion
12 Democracy and Development Reading Lecture
Discussion
13 Case Study: Democratization in Latin America Reading Lecture
Discussion
14 Case Study: Democratization in Southern Europe Reading Lecture
Discussion
15 Case Study: Democratization in Eastern Europe Reading Lecture
Discussion
16-17 Term Exams Studying for Exam

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
Additional Resources