Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Eu´S Democracy Promotion Policy and Turkey UAB 511 0 3 + 0 3 7
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YILDIRIM TURAN
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YILDIRIM TURAN,
Course Assistants
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Course Objective Despite all these successful examples, EU?s policy of democracy promotion has faced serious challenges and tribulation with respect to Turkey?s application process that started almost 50 years ago. Reasons behind these difficulties lie not only in Turkey?s domestic political conditions but also in EU?s problematic attitude towards democracy promotion in Turkey. Even the elevation of Turkey?s membership status from being an applicant to an official candidacy in 1999 in Helsinki has contributed considerably to Turkey?s efforts to reform its political regime and democratize its system. Given the importance of this process for Turkey, this thesis investigates 3 cases in pre- and post-Helsinki periods with a view demonstrating the inconsistencies that exist in EU?s democracy promotion policy.
Course Content In the middle of the 1980s and in the event of an increasing political unification, the EU has become an organization exporting its values, norms outside and utilizing democracy promotion as an instrument. Meanwhile EU?s democracy promotion policy has become more questionable and a frequently debated in recent years. In the first phase, Greece, Spain and Portugal were accepted into EU by successfully promoting democracies of these countries. Later, the changing international context of the 1990s also introduced new opportunities for democracy promotion. By embarking on its biggest enlargement in history, EU has successfully democratized Central and Eastern European Countries the process of adopting membership conditionality.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Will be learned theories of democracy.
2 To learn the concept of democracy promotion.
3 will be obtained to date information about the democratization of Turkey
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Historical developments about democracy.
3 Democracy and the democratic peace theory in international relations.
4 What is Democracy Promotion?
5 Tools Used in Promoting Democracy.
6 The EU´s democracy promotion policy.
7 EU Enlargement and Democracy Promotion Policy Implementation I.
8 EU Enlargement and Democracy Promotion Policy Implementation II.
9 Midterm exam.
10 EU - Turkey relations historical development.
11 Democracy in relations between Turkey and the EU: The Pre Helsinki.
12 After Helsinki the EU and Turkey´s Democracy Demands Steps.
13 Paper presentations
14 Paper presentations
Course Notes
Course Resources -SARTORİ, Giovanni (1996), Demokrasi Teorisine Geri Dönüş, Çev: Tuncer Karamustafaoğlu ve Mehmet Turan, Yetkin yayınları, Ankara.
- SORENSEN, G. (1993), ?Democracy, Authoritarianism and State Strength?, The European Journal of Development Research, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 6-34.
- KAUSCH, Kristina (2010), ?Morocco?, The European Union and Democracy Promotion, ed. Richard Youngs, The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, ss. 115-134.
- BARACANI, Elena (2004), ?The EU and Democracy Promotion: A Strategy of Democratization in the framework of Neighbourhood Policy?, Ed: Fulvio Attinà ve Rosa Rossi, European Neighbourhood Policy: Political, Economic and Social Issues, The Jean Monnet Centre ?Euro med?, Catania, s.37-57.
- SCHIMMELFENNIG, Frank (2001), ?The Community Trap: Liberal Norms, Rhetorical Action, and the Eastern Enlargement of the European Union?, International Organization, Vol. 55, No. 1, s.47-80.
-BİRAND, Mehmet Ali (2005), Türkiye?nin Büyük Avrupa Kavgası 1959-2004, Doğan Kitap, İstanbul.
- UĞUR, Mehmet, (2004), Avrupa Birliği ve Türkiye. Bir Dayanak/İnandırıcılık İkilemi, Agora Kitaplığı, İstanbul.
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by the recent textbooks, materials and the other scientific resources in the fields of International Relations and European Union.
2 Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of International Relations and European Union with the scientific methods, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions based on scientific researches
3 Having knowledge and thought about the current issues and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects
4 Informing audience groups, who are interested or uninterested in the field, about the topics in International Relations and European Union and teaching them the problems and the solution methods of the subject matters
5 Having the skills of working coherently in a team, taking initiatives, being open-minded and thinking analytically
6 Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication skills and also having the ability of empathy
7 Having the skills and potential of self improvement in the career areas of International Relations and European Union such as attaché and ambassador
8 Having the skills about methods and research techniques in producing, using and reaching knowledge
9 Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics
10 Deeping and expanding the knowledge of undergraduate proficiency which is acquired in a same or different field than International Relations and European Union, and also accessing, examining and elucidating knowledge by making scientific research
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 100
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 7 112
Mid-terms 1 7 7
Assignment 1 7 7
Total Workload 174
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.96
dersAKTSKredisi 7