Local government

Course Code: 
PA 303
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
3
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
The principle of subsidiarity; functions of local government; good governance in local authorities; central-local relations; local government experiences of unitary and central states; the historical development of local government in Turkey; the political and legal structure of local government in Turkey; local government reform agenda in the context of EU membership process.
Course Content: 

Subsidiarity, local governance, decentralization, urban politics, local government administration, types of local governments, funcitonal local administrations,

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

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program’s Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

Explain the origin and development of local authorites

1,5,10

1,2,3

A,C

Demonstrate an understanding of Turkish local government structure

1,5,10

1,2,3

A,C

Evaluate the new approaches to local government and their relation to urban politics

1,5,10

1,2,3

A,C

Gain knowledge of the various factors that affect local authorities including population change, economic development, changing attitudes and beliefs, political culture, and globalization.

1,5,10

1,2,3

A,C

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction  

 

2

Evolution of Local Government through ages

 

3

Local Governments in the Ottoman Period

 

4

Local Government in Constitutions

 

5

Approaches to Local Governments

 

6

Urban Politics

 

7

Local Authorites in Europe

 

8

MID-TERM EXAM

 

9

Provincial Local Government

 

10

Municipality

 

11

Village Administration

 

12

Metropolitan Municipality

 

13

Local Governance

 

14

Problems in Local Governments

 

15

General review  and discussions

 

16

FINAL EXAM

 

 

Recommended Sources

 

Textbook

Karakılçık Y. (2013) Yerel Yönetimler, Seçkin Kitapçılık

Additional Resources

Bowman A., and  Kearney R.C. (2006)  State and Local Government: The Essentials, Houghton Mifflin Company, 3rd edition.

 

Material Sharing

Documents

  • Keleş R. ( 2012) Yerinden Yönetim ve Siyaset, Cem Yayınevi

 

  • Castells M. ( 1983) The City and the Grassroots: A Cross-Cultural Theory of Urban Social Movements. University of California Press.

 

  • Kapucu N. & Palabıyık H. (2008) Turkish Public Administration International Strategic Research Organization

 

  • Otaylı İ. (1985) Tanzimat’tan Cumhuriyete Yerel Yönetim Geleneği, Hil Yayın.

 

  • Plummer J. (2001) Municipalities and Community Participation: A Sourcebook for Capacity Building, Earthscan

Assignments

 

Exams

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

40

Quizzes

   

Assignment

   

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

 

When students have completed the Public Administration Undergraduate Program, they will be able to;

 

 

 

 

 

1

understand and have universal principles of public administration as well as gain knowledge of the structure and process of Turkish Public Administration,

       

X

2

gain knowledge of superiority of law and believe in universal principles of law and also know Turkish legal System,

 

X

     

3

behave environmentally sensitive and responsible and develop public policies on this issue,

   

X

   

4

understand the importance of Atatürk thought  within the guidance of science

 

X

     

5

be executive and administrative candidates who know well Turkish socio-politic history and structure,

     

X

 

6

integrate technological developments and implement technology in an efficient and effective manner in both public and private sectors,

X

 

 

 

 

7

improve communication and leadership skills,

X

 

 

 

 

8

improve ability of expressing in English and Turkish,

X

 

 

 

 

9

gain knowledge of EU legislation (acquis communataire),

 

 

X

 

 

10

appraise global and regional developments,

 

 

 

X

 

11

realize / recognize the importance of art,

X

 

 

 

 

12

prepare their career also in private sector - apart from government executives,  as such the flexibility of the program and on the facilities of double major and minor,

 

 

X

 

 

13

compare and select the professional opportunities in the field related to the international relations and administrative law.  

 

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)

8

3

24

Mid-terms

1

2

2

Quiz

1

1

1

Final examination

1

7

7

Total Work Load

 

 

82

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

3,28

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

3