Current Issues in Turkish Politics (POLS 553)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Political Science(POLS)
3
10.00
Fuat Keyman fuat@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Doctoral, Master
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
Communicative,Discussion based learning,Project based learning
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CONTENT

This course aims at contributing to the ability of students to analyze analytically and critically the diversities and vicissitudes of political institutions, actors, and discourses in Turkey, as well as, 'continuities and changes' in Turkish politics. In doing so, the course begins by discussing the question of how to approach methodologically to Turkish politics, and then proceeds by focusing on crucial problem areas, namely those of institutional problems, societal changes and demands, and identity questions. The course attempts to discuss these issues and problems by locating them at the international/the domestic nexus. To achieve its aim, the course involves lectures, class discussions, and class presentations, and requires both active student participation and reading course material before attending the lectures.

OBJECTIVE

This course aims at contributing to the ability of students to analyze analytically and critically the diversities and vicissitudes of political institutions, actors, and discourses in Turkey, as well as, ?continuities and changes? in Turkish politics. In doing so, the course begins by discussing the question of how to approach methodologically to Turkish politics, and then proceeds by focusing on crucial problem areas, namely those of institutional problems, societal changes and demands, and identity questions. The course attempts to discuss these issues and problems by locating them at the international/the domestic nexus. To achieve its aim, the course involves lectures, class discussions, and class presentations, and requires both active student participation and reading course material before attending the lectures.

LEARNING OUTCOME

The student will have a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical basis, the global and domestic discourses that have shaped Turkish politics since the early Republican years and that explain current Turkish politics in light of globalization and contemporary international and domestic developments in the last three decades.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Term-Paper 50
Participation 20
Presentation 30

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

E. F. Keyman and Ş. Gümüşçü, Democracy, Identity, and Foreign Policy in Turkey: Hegemony Through Transformation, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Readings

Ş. Mardin, ?Center periphery relations: A key to Turkish politics,? in The Politics of Modern Turkey, ed. Ali Çarkoğlu and William Hale, vol.1 (London: Routledge, 2008), 96-117.
İ. Sunar, ?Populism and Patronage: The Demokrat Party and its legacy in Turkey,? in The Politics of Modern Turkey, ed. Ali Çarkoğlu and William Hale, vol.1 (London: Routledge, 2008), 161-171.
Ç. Keyder, ?The Political Economy of Turkish Democracy,? in The Politics of Modern Turkey, ed. Ali Çarkoğlu and William Hale, vol.1 (London: Routledge, 2008), 118-160.
E.F. Keyman and Ş. Gümüşçü, Democracy, Identity, and Foreign Policy in Turkey: Hegemony Through Transformation (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), chp. 2, 11- 28.
F. Ahmad, The Making of Modern Turkey (London: Routledge, 1993), chp. 4, 52-71,
and chp. 5, 72-101.
R. Kasaba, ?Kemalist certainties and modern ambiguities,? in The Politics of Modern Turkey, ed. Ali Çarkoğlu and William Hale, vol.1 (London: Routledge, 2008), 194- 212.
A. Çarkoğlu, ?Turkish Party System in Transition,? in The Politics of Modern Turkey,
ed. Ali Çarkoğlu and William Hale, vol. 2 (London: Routledge, 2008), 99-130. E. Kalaycıoğlu, ?Turkish Party System: leaders, vote and institutionalization,?
Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 13 (2013): 483-502.
W. Hale, ?Turkish Politics and the Military: A Comparative Analysis,? in The Politics of Modern Turkey, ed. Ali Çarkoğlu and William Hale, vol.2 (London: Routledge, 2008), 393-420.
A. Kuru, ?The Rise and Fall of Military Tutelage in Turkey: Fears of Islamism, Kurdism, and Communism,? Insight Turkey (2013): 37-57.
S.A. Düzgit and E.F. Keyman, ?EU-Turkey Relations and the Stagnation of Turkish Democracy,? in Global Turkey in Europe, ed. S.A. Düzgit et al (Rome: Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2013), 10.
E. Özbudun, ?Presidentialism versus Parliamentarism in Turkey,? in Global Turkey in Europe, ed. S.A. Düzgit et al (Rome: Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2013), 165.
S. Gümüşçü and E. F. Keyman, ?Islamism, Electoral Hegemony, and Democracy: Lessons from Turkey, Egypt, and and Tunisia,? The GMF Analysis on Turkey, December 13, 2013.
J. Baudner, ?The Evolution of Turkey?s Foreign Policy under the AK Party Government,?
Insight Turkey 16 (2014): 79-100.
E. F. Keyman and O. Sazak, ?Turkey as a Humanitarian State,? POMEAS Analysis, Istanbul:
Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University, July 2014.
E.F. Keyman, ?In the Shadow of Two Regional Crises: Domestic and External Scenarios Facing Turkey in 2016,? Berlin: European Council on Foreign Relations, January 2016.
E. Yorulmazlar and E. Turhan, ?Turkish Foreign Policy Towards the Arab Spring: Between Western Orientation and Regional Disorder,? Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies 17, 3 (2015): 337-352.
E. F. Keyman and Ş. Gümüşçü, Democracy, Identity, and Foreign Policy in Turkey: Hegemony Through Transformation (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), chp. 8, 116- 142.
N. Göle, ?Secularism, and Islamism in Turkey,? in The Politics of Modern Turkey, ed. Ali Çarkoğlu and William Hale, vol.4 (London: Routledge, 2008), 187-201.
S. Ayata, ?Patronage, Party and State: The politicization of Islam in Turkey,? in The Politics of Modern Turkey, ed. Ali Çarkoğlu and William Hale, vol.4 (London: Routledge, 2008), 99-117.
A. Kuru, ?Secularism in Turkey: myths and realities,? Insight Turkey 10 (2008): 101- 110.
E.F. Keyman and Ş. Gümüşçü, Democracy, Identity, and Foreign Policy in Turkey: Hegemony Through Transformation (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), chp. 3, 29- 43.
M. Müftüler-Baç and E. F. Keyman, ?The Era of Dominant Party Politics,? Journal of Democracy 23 (2012): 85-99.
S. Gümüşcü, ?The Emerging Predominant Party System in Turkey,? Government and Opposition (2012): 1-22.
E.F. Keyman and Z. Öniş, Turkish Politics in a Changing World (Istanbul: Istanbul Bilgi University Publications, 2010), chp. 10, 211-238.
A. Özman and S. Coşar, ?Reconceptualizing Center Politics in post-1980 Turkey: Transformation or Continuity?? in Remaking Turkey, ed. E.F. Keyman (Lanham: Lexington, 2007), chp.6, 201-226.
N. Göle, ?Gezi ? Anatomy of a Public Square Movement,? Insight Turkey 15 (2013): 7-14.
S. Özel, ?A Moment of Elation: The Gezi Protests/Resistance and the Fading of the AKP Project,? in The Making of a Protest Movement in Turkey, ed. Umut Özkırımlı (London: Palgrave Pivot, 2014), 7-24.
H. Bozarslan, ?Kurds and the Turkish State,? in The Cambridge History of Turkey, ed.
R. Kasaba, Vol. 4 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), 333-356.
E.F. Keyman and Ş. Gümüşçü, Democracy, Identity, and Foreign Policy in Turkey: Hegemony Through Transformation (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), chp. 7, 96- 115.
D. Kurban, ?To Europe and Back: The Three Decades of Kurdish Struggle in Turkey,? in Global Turkey in Europe, ed. S.A. Düzgit et al (Rome: Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2013), 175.
E. F. Keyman and Ş. Gümüşçü, Democracy, Identity, and Foreign Policy in Turkey: Hegemony Through Transformation (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), chp. 9, 143- 162.
E.F.KeymanandB. Koyuncu,?Globalization,alternativemodernitiesandthepolitical economy of Turkey,? Review of International Political Economy 12 (2005): 105-128.
A. Kadıoğlu, ?Can we envision Turkish citizenship as non-membership?? in Citizenship in a Global World, ed. E.F. Keyman and A. İçduygu (London: Routledge, 2005), 105-123.
N. Soyarık, ?Legal and constitutional foundation of Turkish citizenship: changes and continuities,? in Citizenship in a Global World, ed. E.F. Keyman and A. İçduygu (London: Routledge, 2005), 124-143.