Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Theories Of Organization and Bureaucracy SBK 501 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. ÖZER KÖSEOĞLU
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. ÖZER KÖSEOĞLU,
Course Assistants Res. Asst. Hale BIRICIKOGLU, Res. Asst. Lütfi ÖZCAN, Res. Asst. Sefa USTA, Res. Asst. Osman NACAK
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective Bureaucracy is a phenomenon which can be found both in public and private sectors. Main objective of this course is to examine the phenomenon in theoretical and practical ways, to analyze the problems of contemporary organizations, to learn different approaches to organization and bureaucracy.
Course Content Definition, characteristics, and theories of bureaucracy, factors triggering to bureaucratization, bureaucracy in developing and developed countries, relations between bureaucracy and politics, negative sides of bureaucracy, historical evolution or bureaucracy in Turkey, political role of bureaucracy and relations with political authority, delimiting and controlling bureaucracy, post-modern paradigms.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 One evaluates different opinions which approach bureaucracy in terms of theory and practise. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
2 One examines historical, cultural, social, economic and political background of the emergence and development of bureaucratic organizations. Self Study, Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 One analyzes the basic characteristics of bureaucracy in the developed and developing countries. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Self Study, Homework, Testing,
4 One examines the results of Bureaucracy in point of accountability, transparency, governance and efficiency. Self Study, Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 One analyzes the development and problems of bureaucracy in Turkey. Question-Answer, Discussion, Lecture, Self Study, Homework, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Concept of organization and bureaucracy
2 Different approaches to bureaucracy: Bureaucracy on the thought of Marx and on the liberal theory
3 Relationship between bureaucracy and capitalism, bureaucracy and oligarchy
4 Weber’s model of bureaucracy, meaning of authority and characteristics of civil servant according to Weber
5 Technical superiorities and negative consequences of bureaucratic organization, delimiting of bureaucracy according to Weber, critics towards the theory of Weber
6 Elements leading to bureaucratization
7 Power sources of bureaucracy and political institutions, contributions of bureaucracy to democracy, negative effects of bureaucracy in terms of democracy, requirements of democracy and bureaucracy.
8 Bureaucracy in developing and developed countries, relations between bureaucracy and politics in Turkey
10 Political controlling methods
11 Ombudsman, judicial review, pressure groups and public opinion
12 Civil society, transparency, market mechanism
13 Decentralization
14 New public management and bureaucracy
Course Notes
Course Resources
Week Documents Description size
0 Syllabus 2020 21 1.31 MB
0 Reflection Paper 0.26 MB
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 10
2. Ödev 10
3. Ödev 20
4. Ödev 20
5. Ödev 20
6. Ödev 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 6 5 30
Final examination 1 12 12
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 2 2
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 6