Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Theories Of Democracy SBK 414 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. KÖKSAL ŞAHİN
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. KÖKSAL ŞAHİN,
Course Assistants Res. Asst. Tuğrul KORKMAZ
Course Category
Course Objective The primary aim of this course is to examine main theories of democracy in a critical point of view.
Course Content Fundamental democracy theories, focusing on modern democracy theories, will be examined, in this course. Besides the question of “How democratic are today’s democracies” will tried to be analyze
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 ones interprets the basic principles of democracy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
2 ones interprets the basic features of democracy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
3 ones tells main democracy theories (including preliminary ones) Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
4 ones compares and criticizes theories Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
5 ones has a critical approach to representative liberal democracy and s/he interprets the understanding of contemporary democracy with reference to critics on participation and representation towards this model Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
6 ones explains the modern democracy theories Lecture, Question-Answer, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
7 ones can be categorized leading theories of democracy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
8 ones can explain the chief theories of modern democracy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
9 ones can refers to the characteristic features of modern theories of democracy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
10 ones categorize theories of modern democracy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
11 ones establishes a relationship between theories and theories of leading democracy in the modern democracy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
12 ones the leading democracy in the context of the basic principles of democracy and qualifications Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
13 ones in the context of the basic principles of democracy and the qualities of a modern democracy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
14 ones representative liberal democracy, critical (questioning) the approximate Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
15 ones recent debates on democracy and have knowledge about the main works Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Analyzing main concepts relating to the course
2 Democracy in general (Main principles and qualification)
3 Primary doctrine relating to democracy “Good State Administration Doctrine”, “Moderate Democracy Doctrine”, and “Radical Public Sovereignty Doctrine”
4 Primary doctrine relating to democracy, De Tocqueville and “Aim Conflict Between Liberty and Equality”, “Representative Liberal Democracy Theorem” and “Revolutionary Direct Democracy Doctrine”
5 Repeating and evaluating primary democracy doctrines in the light of Defensive Democracy and Development Democracy
6 Modern Democracy Theories: Liberal Democracy
7 Modern Democracy Theories: People´s Democracy
8 Modern Democracy Theories: Social Democracy
9 MIDTERM EXAM
10 Modern Democracy Theories: Elitist Democracy-Economic Democracy
11 Modern Democracy Theories: Pluralist Democracy
12 Modern Democracy Theories: Participatory Democracy
13 Modern Democracy Theories: Radical Democracy
14 How democratic are today’s democracies? Measuring democratic state administration
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Have knowledge on public administration (e.g. administrative sciences, bureaucracy, Turkish public administration, local government and comparative public administration), new management techniques (e.g. strategic management, performance management, human resource management), politics and sociology (e.g. political science, history of political thought, Turkish political life, sociology, social structure of Turkey, contemporary political movements and political parties), public law (e.g. Turkish constitutional law, administrative law) and private law, urbanization, environmental problems and environment legislation. X
2 Using fundamental statistical package programs, making researches on academic and occupational issues, and gripping research processes. X
3 Having potential and ability of development himself/herself on the career fields of public administration like governing, inspectorship and controllership. X
4 Predominant on public law as well as private law, follows changes of legislations, comments legislations and adapts it to practice. X
5 Having qualities for varying positions of management (for instance human resources, public relations, finance and inspection) in public organizations, political institutions, private sector and non-profit establishments. X
6 Having different views for issues, facts and cases, having capacity of proposing solutions, and preparing program and decision drafts. X
7 Following theoretical and practical developments in the fields of administration, law, politics, urbanization and environmental issues at national and international levels. X
8 Following technologies of informatics, fundamental computer programs, information systems on administration and management field, and using them effectively. X
9 Compatible for team work, having ability of taking initiative, open for innovative ideas and analytical thought. X
10 Using Turkish properly, expressing himself/herself accurately and has ability of empathy. X
11 Know at least one foreign occupational language. X
12 Awareness of professional and scientific ethical codes. X
13 X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
3. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
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 1 16
Mid-terms 1 16 16
Quiz 2 6 12
Assignment 1 12 12
Final examination 1 21 21
Total Workload 125
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5
dersAKTSKredisi 5