ECTS - Public Administration and Political Science (with Thesis)

Compulsory Departmental Courses

ISL555 - Research Methods (3 + 0) 5

Research designs, probability theories, hypothesis tests, reliability and validity of measurement, model construction, multiple regression, multivariate variance analyses, correlation, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and econometric models.

KAM500 - Seminar (0 + 0) 5

Research methodologies; quantitative and qualitative methods; statistics.

KAM501 - Public Administration and Its Theories (3 + 0) 5

Classical and modern public administration theories; public administration organizations; Turkey`s administrative structure.

KAM503 - Political Theory (3 + 0) 5

Liberalism; conservatism; socialism; Islamism; fascism; totalitarianism; democracy.

KAM599 - Thesis (0 + 0) 80

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Elective Courses

KAM502 - The Social Structure of Turkey (3 + 0) 5

The Ottoman modernization; The Ottoman Empire`s heritage to the Republic; Turkey`s modernization; secularism in Turkey; ethnic problems; democracy.

KAM504 - Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy (3 + 0) 5

The concept of freedom; the concept of equality; political power; violence; revolution; transformation; genocide; democracy; civil society.

KAM505 - Comparative Politics (3 + 0) 5

States; democracy; political institutions; civil society organizations; international organizations.

KAM506 - Contemporary Trends in Turkish Public Administration (3 + 0) 5

The relation between political authority and society in Turkey; current political and societal problems and needs.

KAM507 - Turkey`s Contemporary Social Problems (3 + 0) 5

Political polarisation; gender problems; urbanisation; immigration.

KAM509 - The Concept of Crisis in Public Administration and Crisis Management (3 + 0) 5

Crisis in public administration; theories of crisis; crisis process; risk management; disaster management; political crisis.

KAM510 - Nationalism and Ethnicity (3 + 0) 5

The concepts of nation and nationalism; nationalist movements; the concept of race; the concept of ethnic origin.

KAM511 - Leadership and Administration (3 + 0) 5

The concept of leadership; political authority.

KAM512 - Turkey`s Political Economy (3 + 0) 5

Turkey`s economic and political structure; the interaction between economic and political structures.

KAM513 - Contemporary Debates in Democracy Theory (3 + 0) 5

Classical democracy; republicanism; liberal democracy; elitism; pluralism; deliberative democracy; confrontational democracy.

KAM514 - Islam and Democracy (3 + 0) 5

Political Islam; democracy.

KAM515 - Political Thought in Turkey (3 + 0) 5

The Ottoman Empire-Turkish Republic continuity; strong state; liberalism; Kemalism; nationalism; military; leftist thought; political Islam; conservatism.

KAM516 - Philosophy of Science (3 + 0) 5

The Fundamental theories of science; the relation between science and political power; history of science.

KAM517 - Resource Management in Institutions (3 + 0) 5

The effective management of institutions with special regard to institutional resources.

KAM519 - Turkey`s Political Structure (3 + 0) 5

Social classes and layers; ethnic groups; civil and military bureaucracies.

KAM521 - Globalization Debates (3 + 0) 5

Trans-national political and social developments; multi-national corporations; nation-states.

KAM522 - Multiculturalism and Politics (3 + 0) 5

Ethnic and cultural heterogeneity; democracy; political culture; political authority.

KAM523 - Discussions on Gender (3 + 0) 5

The social origins of the concept of gender; the concepts of sex and gender.

KAM524 - Politics and Media (3 + 0) 5

The mutual effects of political regimes and media on each other; the consequences of this interaction on societies.

KAM525 - Civil-Military Relations (3 + 0) 5

The Turkish military`s role in political life and its interactions with other political agents.

KAM526 - Judiciary and Politics (3 + 0) 5

The role of the judiciary branch within state; the concept of judiciary independence; examples drawn from various cases.

KAM527 - Comparative Public Administration (3 + 0) 5

Examples of the relation between political authority and society.

KAM528 - Administrative Law (3 + 0) 5

The fundamental concepts and principles of administrative law.

KAM529 - E-State: Its Theory and Applications (3 + 0) 5

The practice of e-state as an administrative tool; its contribution to the effective functioning of bureaucracies.

KAM530 - Public Organization (3 + 0) 5

The organization and functioning of various state institutions and civil society organizations.

KAM531 - Public Ethics (3 + 0) 5

Principles in politics, lies, merit, public policy, the role of personal values in politics, money and its effects, ethical concerns in politics.

KAM532 - Public Finance and Budget (3 + 0) 5

The fundamental concepts and principles of public finance and setting a budget.

KAM533 - Bureaucracy and Organizational Behaviour (3 + 0) 5

The birth and evolution of bureaucracy; legal-rational, rational-productive and patriarchal bureaucracies; organizational behavior.

KAM534 - Strategic Management and Visioning (3 + 0) 5

The means and mechanisms of ensuring more effecitve administrative organizations.

KAM535 - Regional Development (3 + 0) 5

The fundamental concepts and principles of reducing the income gap between various regions within a country; examples drawn from various cases.

KAM536 - Art and Politics (3 + 0) 5

The mutual effects of political and artistic movements; the parallel reactions shown both by political and artistic movements to political and social problems.

SBE-KAM-AE1FA1 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

SBE-KAM-AE1FA2 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

SBE-KAM-GE1FA3 - Non-Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

SBE-KAM-GE1FA4 - Non-Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

UI504 - Political History (3 + 0) 5

The rise of Western World from the political, economic and technological perspectives, the geographical discoveries and formation of the colonial empires, the nation state building period that created the contemporary international relations system, the First and Second World Wars and the Cold War period.