Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Local Democracy and Governance SBK 422 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. AZİZ TUNCER
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Asst. Sefa Usta
Course Category Other
Course Objective The aim of the course is to analyze modes and practices of local democracy and governance, and to evaluate their development in Turkey.
Course Content Democracy, types of democracy, governance, types and practices of local democracy and governance, decision-making, policy making and governance in local governments, problems of local democracy and governance in Turkey
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 She/He knows the models of democracy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing,
2 She/He can evaluate different types and practices of local participation in Turkey and in various countries. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing,
3 She/He comprehends local governance applications. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing,
4 She/He can explain the process of Local Agenda 21and its results. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing,
5 She/He can analyze local participation and governance issues in Turkey. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Different meanings of democracy and its main characteristics
2 Types of democracy: Representative and participative democracy
3 Types of democracy: Radical, deliberative and associative democracy
4 The importance and meaning of democracy in terms of local governments
5 Types of participation in local governments
6 Practices of participation in local governments
7 Midterm exam
8 Governance and its main features
9 Types of governance
10 Local Agenda 21 and local governance
11 Practices of local governance
12 Local democracy and governance in Turkey regarding legal and practical dimensions
13 Decision-making, policy making and governance in local governments
14 Problems of local democracy and governance in Turkey
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 75
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 5
2. Kısa Sınav 10
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 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 5 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 125
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5
dersAKTSKredisi 5