Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Bureaucracy SBK 420 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. ÖZER KÖSEOĞLU
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Asst. Hale BİRİCİKOĞLU, Res. Asst. Lütfi ÖZCAN, Res. Asst. Sefa USTA, Res. Asst. Osman NACAK
Course Category Other
Course Objective Bureaucracy is a phenomenon which can be found both in public and private sectors. Main objective or this course is to examine the phenomenon in theoretical and practical ways, to analyze the problems of contemporary organizations, to evaluate power relations between bureaucratic and political institutions, to discuss the probable solutions regarding how to eliminate the negative side-effects of 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
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 S/he defines the phenomenon of bureaucracy in the framework of different approaches and explains by giving examples. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
2 S/he explains the emergence and development of bureaucratic organizations in the framework of its historical, cultural, social, economic and political factors. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
3 S/he analyzes Weber´s bureaucracy model deeply. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
4 S/he explains relations of bureaucracy with individuals and institutions, by revealing power sources of bureaucracy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
5 S/he describes the development of bureaucracy in Turkey. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
6 S/he tells the different mechanisms by whom bureaucracy is checked. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
7 S/he defines understanding of new administration. S/he makes comparison between understanding of new administration and traditional administration. S/he analyzes the facts of understanding of new administration on bureaucracy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Concept of bureaucracy
2 Bureaucracy on the thought of Marx and liberal theory
3 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
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.
4 Predominant on public law as well as private law, follows changes of legislations, comments legislations and adapts it to practice.
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.
8 Following technologies of informatics, fundamental computer programs, information systems on administration and management field, and using them effectively.
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.
12 Awareness of professional and scientific ethical codes.
13 X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 15
Total 15
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 8 8
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 1 8 8
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 126
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.04
dersAKTSKredisi 5