ECTS - Comparative Political Analysis

Comparative Political Analysis (POEC617) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Comparative Political Analysis POEC617 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Dr. Dersin Öğretim Üyesi
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To analyze political systems in a comparative way and to learn the comparative method as a tool of analysis
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Having knowledge about the comparative method,
  • Examine political systems in comparison with each other,
Course Content Main concepts and methods in comparative political science; approaches to compare political systems; government, nation and nationalism, institutions, political culture, democracy, political elites, election systems and social movements.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Comparative Method Munck; Lichbach ve Zuckerman; Wiarda
3 Comparative Method Verba; Neumann; McMichael
4 Comparative Method - Turkey Tilly; Skocpol
5 Political Regimes Lecture Notes, Turkone 5
6 The development of capitalism and the nation states Tilly; Mrydal
7 The development of capitalism and democracy in Turkey Aygül; Lecture Notes; Rokkan
8 Election Systems Türköne, 9
9 Presidential and parliamentary systems Lecture Notes
10 Unitary and federal states Lecture Notes
11 political parties Türköne, 8
12 Political Cleavages Rokkan
13 Student Presentations
14 Student Presentations
15 Student Presentations
16 Student Presentations


Course Book 1. Türköne, Mümtazer, Siyaset, Lotus.
2. Munck Gerardo L (2007), “The Past and Present of Comparative Politics,” in Passion, Craft and Method in Comparative Politics, eds. G.L. Munck ve R. Synder, 32-59.
3. Lichbach Mark Irving ve Alan S. Zuckerman (2009), Comparative Politics: Rationality, Culture and Structure, 6-16.
4. Wiarda Howard (2002), “Comparative Politics: Past and Present,” in New Directions in Comparative Politics, 3-25.
5. Verba Sidney (2002), “Comparative Politics: Where have we been, where are we Going?” in New Directions in Comparative Politics, 26-38.
6. Neumann Sigmund (1957), “Comparative Politics: A Half Century Appraisal,” The Journal of Politics, 19:3, 369-90.
7. McMichael Philip (1990), “Incorporating Comparison within a World-Historical Perspective: An Alternative Comparative Method,” American Sociological Review, 55:3, 385-97.
8. McMichael Philip (1992), “Rethinking Comparative Analysis in a post-developmentalist Context,” International Social Science Journal, no: 133, 351-65.
9. Tilly Charles (1984), Big Structures, Large Processes, Huge Comparisons.
10. Skocpol Theda ve Margaret Somers (1980), “The Uses of Comparative History in Macrosocial Inquiry,” Society for Comparative Study of Society and History.
Other Sources 11. Tilly Charles (ed) (1994), Cities and the Rise of States in Europe, AD 1000 to 1800.
12. Myrdal Gunnar (1957), Rich Lands and Poor: The Road to World Prosperity.
13. Rokkan Stein et al (1987), Centre-Periphery Structures in Europe.
14. Aygül Cenk (2010), “Agrarian Capitalism: England versus France,” Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 7:1, 37-58.
15. Aygül Cenk (2011), “Asiatic Mode of Production and the Ottoman Empire,” YDÜ Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, 4:2, 2-33.
16. Evans Peter (1989), “Predatory, Developmental and Other Apparatuses: A Comparative Political Economy Perspective on the Third World State,” Sociological Forum, 4:4, 561-87.
17. Skocpol Theda (1979), States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia, China.
18. Barrington Moore (1966), Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy.
19. Keddie Nikki R. (1993) Iranian Revolutions in Comparative Perspective,” The Modern Middle East: A Reader içinde, 579-98.
20. Esping-Andersen Gosta (1990), The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism.
21. Locke Richard M. ve Kathleen Thelen (1995), “Apples and Oranges Revisited: Contextualized Comparisons and the Study of Comparative Labour Politics,” Politics and Society, 23:3, 337-67.
22. Brandl Bernd ve Franz Traxler (2005), “Industrial Relations, Social Pacts and Welfare Expenditures: A Cross-National Comparison,” British Journal of Industrial Relations, 43:4, 635-58.
23. Derlien Hans-Ulrich (1992), “Observations on the State of Comparative Administration Research in Europe,” Governance, 5:3, 279-311.
24. Bevir Mark et al (2003), “Comparative Governance: Prospects and Lessons,” Public Administration, 81:1, 191-210.
25. Scott James Wesley (1999), “European and North American Contexts for Cross-Border Regionalism,” Regional Studies, 33:7, 605-17.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 20
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 40
Presentation 1 40
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To compare main theories and/or approaches in political economy and make a critical evaluation of each X
2 To compare main macroeconomic theories and/or approaches and make a critical evaluation of each X
3 To use complementary approaches from other relevant disciplines (e.g. political science, sociology) in order to solve problems requiring scientific expertise X
4 To develop the skills for establishing a micro-macro link in human and social sciences X
5 To analyze the main economic indicators and comment on them X
6 To acquire theoretical knowledge through literature survey and derive empirically testable hypothesis X
7 To be able to develop new approaches/theories for complex problems in political economy X
8 To apply critical thinking, statistical/econometric tools or other relevant quantitative and qualitative tools to new areas/problems X
9 To make a research design and carry it out within predetermined time frames X
10 To formulate and present policy recommendations based on academic research X
11 To continue learning and undertake advanced research independently X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 4 64
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 2 2
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 3 3
Total Workload 117