COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Code Course Type Regular Semester Lecture Recit. Lab Credits ECTS
PIR 205 B 3 - - - 3 5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Salih Özcan
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: -
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Compulsory
Classroom and Meeting Time: N/A
Course Description: -
Course Objectives: This course introduces a sub-field of political science known as Comparative Politics. This is the study of political relationships and processes within particular countries (as opposed to the relations between countries), using the theoretical and empirical knowledge gained from comparative analysis. The sub-field of Comparative Politics is vast and it often overlaps with questions of economics, international relations, history, sociology and anthropology.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Introducing the Course and materials
2 Introduction to Comparative Politics: What is it, why study and how to study it?
3 The Modern State: Characteristics and Historical Origins of the Modern State
4 The Modern State: Characteristics and Historical Origins of the Modern State
5 States, Citizens and Regimes: Citizens and Civil Society, Regimes, Ideologies and Citizens
6 States and Identity: Identity debate, Identity-based Pol Mobilizations and violence, Nations and Nationalism
7 States and Markets: The Market, Capitalism and the State; Key Economic Debates; Globalization
8 Midterm Exam
9 Governing Institutions in Democracies: Executive, Legislatures; Judiciary; Bureaucracy
10 Governing Institutions in Democracies: Executive, Legislatures; Judiciary; Bureaucracy
11 Institutions of Participation and Representation in Democracies: Electoral Systems, Political Parties and Party Systems
12 Institutions of Participation and Representation in Democracies: Electoral Systems, Political Parties and Party Systems
13 Authoritarian Institutions: Authoritarian Rule around the World; Governing Institutions, Elections, Parties and Civil Society in Authoritarian Regimes
14 Regime Change: The Military in Politics; Revolution; Democratization
Prerequisite(s):
Textbook: 1-)Stephen Orvis and Carol Ann Drogus (2015) Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context, 3th Edition, London: Sage (CQ Press) 2-)K.Newton and Jan W. van Deth (Eds), (2010) Foundations of Comparative Politics, 2nd.Ed., Cambridge: CUP.
Other References: 1-)Mark Kesselman, Joel Krieger, William A. Josef (General Editors), (2013) Introduction to Comparative Politics, 6th Edition, Wadsworth Cengage, 2-)Michael G. Roskin, (2010); Countries and Concepts, Pearson, 3-)Michail J. Sadoro, (2008), Comparative Politics: A global introduction, 4th Edition, NY: McGraw Hill 4-)Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook, (Washington D.C. Brassey’s (CIA’s Edition), 2015 (Mainly web based info on case countries)
Laboratory Work: N/A
Computer Usage: N/A
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 Modern State
2 Citizens and Regimes
3 The market and Capitalism
4 Electoral Systems, Political Parties and Party Systems
5 Authoritarian Rule, Military in Politics
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Midterm Exam(s)
1
25
Presentation
1
10
Term Paper
1
20
Final Exam
1
35
Attendance
10
Other
Participation
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 3 16 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 2 16 32
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Assignments
Final examination 1 16 16
Other 1 17 17
Total Work Load:
125
Total Work Load/25(h):
5
ECTS Credit of the Course:
5