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Code SPS 442
Term 201302
Title State Formation
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject Social & Political Sci.(SPS)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Ahmet Evin aevin@sabanciuniv.edu,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
SPS102 SPS101
Mode of Delivery Interactive lecture,Seminar,On-line task/distance
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative,Discussion based learning,Task based learning
Content

This course will examine forms of stateness; their varieties and determinants. We will look at practice, language and ideas in Europe and Asia using historical sociological and anthropological perspectives. The course will also focus on the current transformations in state sovereignty that are entangled in processes of globalization.

Learning Outcome

? Demonstrate substantive knowledge of concepts and facts relevant to the modern state.
? Describe the development of the institutions associated with the modern state and the evolution of these institutions.
? Analyze the processes associated with state formation of the modern state in Europe and place these processes in their economic, social and historical context.
? Demonstrate the ability to place the "state" in a conceptual framework ask relevant research questions pertaining to the basic theories of the state.
? Describe and critically assess the challanges of globalization on state sovereignity in the contemporary world.

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 5
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 5
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 5
4 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team. 5
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 5
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 5
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 5
Social and Political Sciences Program Outcomes Core Electives
1 Understand and follow changes in patterns of political behavior, ideas and structures. 5
2 Develop the ability to make logical inferences about social and political issues on the basis of comparative and historical knowledge. 5
Recommended or Required Reading
Readings

1st & 2nd WEEKS September 26-October 3: Introduction: What is the State? And, Modern State in a comparative perspective.

? Graeme Gill, The Nature and Development of the Modern State New York: Palgrave Macmilan, 2003, pp. 1-72.

3rd WEEK: October 10: State in the world-historical context, Politics as Rule; Feudal State

? Otto Hintze, ?The State in Historical Perspective? in Reinhard Bendix, ed., State and Society, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973, pp. 154-169.
? Gianfranco Poggi, The Development of the Modern State, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1978, pp. 1-35.

4th WEEK: October 17: Towns; Early Modern state (Standestaat)

? Gianfranco Poggi, The Development of the Modern State, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1978, pp. 36-59.
? Graeme Gill, The Nature and Development of the Modern State New York: Palgrave Macmilan, 2003, pp. 73-114.

5th WEEK: October 24: Placing the State in Modernity

? Christopher Pierson, The Modern State, London: Routledge, 1996, pp.35-63.
? Gianfranco Poggi, The State: Its Nature, Development and Prospects. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990, pp. 19-33.

6th WEEK: October 31: Absolutist State

? Gianfranco Poggi, The Development of the Modern State, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1978, pp.60-85.

? Gianfranco Poggi, The State: Its Nature, Development and Prospects. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990, pp. 52-68.

7th WEEK: November 7 The constitutional State; Capitalism and Industrialization

? Graeme Gill, The Nature and Development of the Modern State New York: Palgrave Macmilan, 2003, pp. 115-148.
? Gianfranco Poggi, The Development of the Modern State. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1978, pp. 86-116.
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8th WEEK: November 21: Liberalism; Debates on the Modern State

? Gianfranco Poggi, The Development of the Modern State. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1978, pp. 117-149.
? Gianfranco Poggi, The State: Its Nature, Development and Prospects. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990, pp. 69-105.

9th WEEK: November 28: The State in sociological theory: classical theories and
Functionalist models

? Bertand Badie and Pierre Birnbaum, The Sociology of the State, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pp. 3-64.

10th WEEK: December 5: Power, Law, Legitimacy: the State and society

? Bertand Badie and Pierre Birnbaum, The Sociology of the State, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pp. 67-101.
? Kenneth Dyson, The State Tradition in Western Europe, Oxford: Martin Robertson, 1980, pp. 101-134.

11th WEEK: December 12: Government; Bureaucracy; the State and the economy

? Bertand Badie and Pierre Birnbaum, The Sociology of the State, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pp. 105-134.
? Christopher Pierson, The Modern State, London: Routledge, 1996, pp.94-126.


12th and 13th WEEKS: December 19-26: The State in an international context; Globalization

? Graeme Gill, The Nature and Development of the Modern State New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, pp. 149-193.
? Martin Shaw, Theory of the Global State, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 200, pp. 173-194.


14th and 15th WEEKS: January 2-9, 2008: Contemporary challenges to the State: Is the Modern State transferable across cultures?

? Gianfranco Poggi, The State: Its Nature, Development and Prospects. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990, pp. 173-196.
? Bertrand Badie, The Imported State. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000, pp. 48-87.