POLITICAL PARTIES

Course Code: 
PA 414
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to ensure that students get the information about functions, organization and history of political parties in Turkey.
Course Content: 

This course contains functions and organization of political parties, Political Parties Law, relation between democracy and parties, and history of political parties.

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

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcome

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

To define function and organization of the Political Party Law, to propose solutions about shortcomings of the Political Parties Law and relation with democracy

 

1,2,3

A,C

To analyze relation of organization and functions of political parties with democracy

 

1,2,3

A,C

To compare political parties of different eras, to relate today's political parties to political developments

 

1,2,3

A,C

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction: Definition of political parties; Indispensability of political parties; Right to establish political party; Right to join and withdraw from membership of political party; establishment, record, and audited of political parties.

 

2

Headquarters, major convention, chairman, central decision making, management and enforcement bodies, and central disciplinary board of political parties

 

3

Political parties provincial, district, town organizations, congresses; elections; arragement of congress and its rules

 

4

Establishment of political party groups in Turkish Grand National Assembly; Group general assembly and its management, discipline and work rules

 

5

Political parties participation in elections; determination of party candidates; District election boards; and pre-selection mechanism

 

6

Political party discipline rules

 

7

Books and papers kept by political parties; income, resources, and expenses of political parties; intra-party financial transactions; and auditing of political parties by the Constitutional Court

 

8

Prohibitions about the objectives and activities of political parties; closure of political parties or closure conditions and application methods

 

9

Political organization during the last period of the Ottoman Empire; Party of union and progress; other parties; and Freedom and Entente Party.

 

10

MİD-TERM EXAM

 

11

Political parties of Armistice Period

 

12

Republican Period, multi-party era (1946-1960) Political Parties and Political Developments

 

13

Political parties and political developments of period of 1960-1971-1980

 

14

Political parties and political developments of the period between 1980-2001

 

15

Devepments after 2001, political parties and current situation

 

16

FINAL EXAM

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Özbudun, Ergun, Türkiye'de Parti ve Seçim Sistemleri

Additional Resources

T.C. Anayasası,

2820 Sayılı Siyasi Partiler Kanunu,

Yücel, Serhan, Türkiye'nin Siyasi Partileri,

Duverger, M., Siyasi Partiler,

Turgut, Hulusi, 12 Eylül Partileri,

Tunaya, T. Zafer, Türkiye'de Siyasi Partiler 1-2-3,

Şarkoğlu, A. (et. al), Siyasi Partilerde Reform

 

Material Sharing

Documents

Slide show

Assignments

 

Exams

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

40

Quizzes

-

-

Assignment

1

60

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

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,

 

 

 

 

 

7

improve communication and leadership skills,

 

 

 

 

 

8

improve ability of expressing in English and Turkish,

 

 

 

 

 

9

gain knowledge of EU legislation (acquis communataire),

 

 

 

 

 

10

appraise global and regional developments,

 

 

 

 

X

11

realize / recognize the importance of art,

 

 

 

 

 

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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

3

48

Mid-terms

1

15

15

Homework

1

3

3

Final examination

1

10

10

Total Work Load

 

 

124

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4.96

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5