Information Package / Course Catalogue
Economy and Politics in the Former Communist States
Course Code: UYL526
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 5
Objectives of the Course

Analysing the political and socio-economic transformation of Former Republics of the Socialist Bloc

Course Content

This course examines the transition of the former Soviet states from socialist regimes to the market economy and pluralist democracy.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to determine problems of the ex-Soviet Republics in transition to market economy and pluralistic democracy
2.To be able to analyse the Soviet influence on former Soviet republi,cs after their independence
3.To be able to tell about the impact of culture and heritage on the states, individuals and other actors
4. To increase students' general knowledge about post-Soviet geography
5. To enable students to have a comparative analysis perspective.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Galbraith, J.K. (1990). Kapitalizm, komünizm ve birarada yaşamak : Acı bir geçmişten daha iyi bir geleceğe .İstanbul:Alfa
2.Linz, J.J. & Stepan, A. (1996). Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America, and Post-Communist Europe. Maryland:The Johns Hopkins University Press
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Galbraith, J.K. (1990). Kapitalizm, komünizm ve birarada yaşamak : Acı bir geçmişten daha iyi bir geleceğe .İstanbul:Afa.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Basic Issues in the Post-Soviet Space
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Yapıcı, U. (2009). Sovyet Sonrası Coğrafyada Devlet ve Milliyetçilik, İstanbul: Tan, s. 23-88.
Week 3 - Theoretical
State-Nationalism Relations 1.
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Yapıcı, U. (2009). Sovyet Sonrası Coğrafyada Devlet ve Milliyetçilik, İstanbul: Tan, s. 89-117.
Week 4 - Theoretical
State-Nationalism Relations 2
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Yapıcı, U. (2009). Sovyet Sonrası Coğrafyada Devlet ve Milliyetçilik, İstanbul: Tan, s. 117-155.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Identity Construction 1
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Yapıcı, U. (2009). Sovyet Sonrası Coğrafyada Devlet ve Milliyetçilik, İstanbul: Tan, s. 155-188.
Week 6 - Theoretical
Identity Construction 2
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Yapıcı, U. (2009). Sovyet Sonrası Coğrafyada Devlet ve Milliyetçilik, İstanbul: Tan, s. 188-213.
Week 7 - Theoretical
Revision for Midterm
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exams
Week 9 - Theoretical
History Writing 1
Week 9 - Practice
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Yapıcı, U. (2009). Sovyet Sonrası Coğrafyada Devlet ve Milliyetçilik, İstanbul: Tan, s. 215-238.
Week 10 - Theoretical
History Writing 2
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Yapıcı, U. (2009). Sovyet Sonrası Coğrafyada Devlet ve Milliyetçilik, İstanbul: Tan, s. 238-291.
Week 11 - Theoretical
Economics 1
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Yapıcı, U. (2009). Sovyet Sonrası Coğrafyada Devlet ve Milliyetçilik, İstanbul: Tan, s. 293-330.
Week 12 - Theoretical
Economics 2
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Yapıcı, U. (2009). Sovyet Sonrası Coğrafyada Devlet ve Milliyetçilik, İstanbul: Tan, s. 330-357.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Security Policies 1
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Yapıcı, U. (2009). Sovyet Sonrası Coğrafyada Devlet ve Milliyetçilik, İstanbul: Tan, s. 360-379.
Week 14 - Theoretical
Security Policies 2
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Yapıcı, U. (2009). Sovyet Sonrası Coğrafyada Devlet ve Milliyetçilik, İstanbul: Tan, s. 379-416.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Conclusion
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Yapıcı, U. (2009). Sovyet Sonrası Coğrafyada Devlet ve Milliyetçilik, İstanbul: Tan, s. 417-429.
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exams
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory143384
Assignment115116
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination115116
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)127
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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