Comparative Political Systems

Course Code: 
SPRI 220
Course Period: 
Spring
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
7
Course Language: 
Fransızca
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is make a comparative analysis of political systems.
Course Content: 

The principles of the represantative democracy, the structure of the political parties and their comparative analysis, a comparative analysis of the assembly structures and the governmental systems in different countries are the main topics of this course.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Attendance and class participation, C: Homework

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1. Analyses the political systems.

5,13,14,15

1,2,3

A,B,C

2. Analyses monarchic systems comparatively.

3,13,14,15

1,2,3

A,B,C

3. Analyses the principles and actions of representative democracy.

13,14,15

1,2,3

A,B,C

4. Presents a comparative analysis of political regime in different countries such as countries of Europe, USA and Turkey.

3,13,14,15

1,2,3

A,B,C

5. Analyses the electoral systems in different countries of Europe and explains the political regimes in a comparative view.

3,13,14,15

1,2,3

A,B,C

6. Analyses the different state structures and their relations with the political systems.

1,13,14,15

1,2,3

A,B,C

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

INTRODUCTION: THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

 

2

FIRST POLITICAL SYSTEMS

 

3

DIFFERENT MONARCHIC SYSTEMS AND THEIR APPLICATION ON COUNTRIES

 

4

PRINCIPLES OF REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY

 

5

POLITICAL REGIMES APPLIED IN REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY AND THEIR COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

 

6

DEMOCRACY AND ELECTORAL SYSTEM

 

7

MID-TERM

 

8

TYPES OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND THEIR IMPORTANCE IN THE POLITICAL SYSTEMS

 

9

SYSTEMS OF POLITICAL PARTIES

 

10

COMPARATIVE ELECTORAL SYSTEMS

 

11

THE IMPACT OF THE ELECTORAL SYSTEMS ON PARTIES AND POLITICAL SYSTEMS

 

12

NATION-STATE AND UNITARY STATE

 

13

FEDERALISM AND CONFEDERALISM

 

14

CONCLUSION: AN ANALYSIS OF DEMOCRATICAL SYSTEM

 

15

QUESTION-ANSWER

 

16

FINAL EXAM

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

François Amanrich, Comprendre les systèmes politiques, Chronique sociale, Paris, 2001.

Yves Mény et Yves Surel, Politique Comparée, 8ème Edition, Montchrestien, Paris, 2009.

Additional Resources

François Amanrich, Comprendre les systèmes politiques, Chronique sociale, Paris, 2001.

Yves-Maris Bercé, Les monarchies (Histoire générale des systèmes politiques), PUF, Paris, 1997.

Charles Debbasch et Jean-Marie Pontier, Introduction à la politique, Dalloz, Paris, 2000.

Jean-Marie Denquin, Introduction à la science politique, Hachette, 2ème Edition, Paris, 2001.

Paul Leroy, Les régimes politiques du monde contemporain, tome 1: Introduction générale, Les régimes politiques libéraux, PUG, Paris, 2001.

Paul Leroy, Les régimes politiques du monde contemporain, tome 2 : Les régimes politiques des Etats socialistes et des Etats du Tiers-Monde, PUG, Paris, 2003.

Seymour M. Lipset et Stein Rokkan, Structures de clivages, systèmes de partis et alignement des électeurs : une introduction, Université de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, 2008.

Yves Mény et Yves Surel, Politique Comparée, 8ème Edition, Montchrestien, Paris, 2009.

Jean-Louis Quermonne, Les régimes politiques occidentaux, 5ème Edition, Points, Paris, 2006.

Giovanni Sartori, Partis et Systèmes de partis, Un cadre d’analyse, Université de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, 2011.

Serge Sur, Le système politique de la Vème république, « Que sais-je ? », Paris, 1991.

 

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

 

Exams

 

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

100

Quizzes

0

0

Assignment

0

00

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

 

1

2

3

4

5

1

Students should be able to conduct independent research or undergraduate theses in their discipline by specifying information needs for investigating a topic-of interest, accessing the appropriate sources of knowledge, and preparing a comprehensive research/project report.

 

 

X

 

 

2

Students should be able to set goals and objectives, plan strategies and projects in their business life and working domain

X

 

 

 

 

3

Students should be able to critically evaluate the body of knowledge in their area, assess self-competency, and direct self-learning efforts accordingly. Within this respect, students should understand the importance of life-long learning

 

 

 

X

 

4

Student should perform a multilevel analysis of national and global dynamics, and should understand the importance of flexible thinking, adaptability, and the ability to formulate innovative solutions to pursue a successful career.

 

 

X

 

 

5

Students should be able to effectively communicate in written or oral French with people from diverse backgrounds, and should have the French proficiency to follow and interpret the global dynamics that shape their discipline. By improving their French proficiency, they improve their competitive power in the field they work.

 

 

 

X

 

6

By learning a second language, students have the opportunity to increase their work field

 

 

 

 

 

7

Students should understand the importance of respect for individual and cultural diversity, and should be able to emphatically interact with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds in social and professional settings

 

 

 

 

 

8

Students should be able to use qualitative and quantitative research methods through appropriate computer programs

 

 

 

 

 

9

Students should understand standards of personal, professional and social ethics, evaluate the ethical implications of various practices related to their discipline, and have awareness of the importance of ethical behavior in adding value to society.

X

 

 

 

 

10

Within the framework of the knowledge acquire in the field, students should understand the personal, social, and ecological dimensions of social responsibility, and have the awareness that being socially responsible is an active citizenship duty of each and every individual.

 

 

X

 

 

11

Students should know that universality of social rights and social justice are the principle components of contemporary society, and that scientific thinking is an essential prerequisite for maintaining social advancement and global competitiveness.

 

 

 

X

 

12

Students should understand the importance of quality, safety and health management, corporate social responsibility, personal, professional, and cross-cultural respect, and professional ethics in maintaining organizational sustainability in Professional life and working institutions and organizations.

X

 

 

 

 

13

Students should internalize the concepts and theoretical models in the social, political and economic domains through a multi-dimensional perspective by implementing scientific research methods; have the capability to research, access and analyze issues in their field.

 

 

 

 

X

14

By learning the Turkish political system and the functioning of domestic and international politics, the students develop their capacity to analyze

 

 

 

 

X

15

Students should have evaluate the models on the attitudes and behaviors of the states, the functioning of the international political and economic system, problems in international relations through the acquired theoretically and practically advanced knowledge; should have ability to think analytically

 

 

 

 

X

 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

5

80

Mid-terms

1

15

15

Homework

0

0

     0

Final examination

0

0

0

Total Work Load

1

20

20

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

   6.52

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

7