Information Package / Course Catalogue
Local Policy
Course Code: KYL517
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

It is a comprehensive way of conveying the relationship between local politics and democracy in various ways. The history of local politics, its development, its relation to democracy, the different institutions that exemplify the relationship between local politics and democracy, and the situation of the city in this context are some of the topics.

Course Content

Within the scope of this course, the study of different models of democracy in the context of political participation and the explanations of participatory democracy from here on; the establishment of the relationship between local governments and (democratic) participatory democracy and the examination of the role and importance of local governments in the development of participatory political culture; the examination of the implementation of democracies representing local politics, in particular in the process of the establishment of local decision-making organs, and the practice of contributing to the strengthening of political participation in the local democracy.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to explain the concepts of local government, local politics, local democracy and local communication
2.To be able to examine local politics in historical process.
3.Having knowledge about application-operation and institutions in the field.
4.Gaining the ability to do analysis.
5.To have knowledge about the teachings and theories in discipline.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Yerel Siyaset(Derleme), Okutan Yayıncılık, İstanbul, Ocak 2008.
2.Keleş, Ruşen, Yerinden Yönetim ve Siyaset, Cem Yayınevi, İstanbul, 2006.
3.Görmez, Kemal, Yerel Demokrasi ve Türkiye, Vadi Yayınları, Ankara, 1997.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Expression of Course Flow and Sources
Week 2 - Theoretical
Basic Concepts of Local Politics
Week 3 - Theoretical
Democracy: History and Development
Week 4 - Theoretical
Relation of Local Politics and Democracy
Week 5 - Theoretical
Globalization, Localization (Globalization), Globalization and Nation-State, Increasing Importance of Local Governments
Week 6 - Theoretical
Local Governments and Democracy: Local Democracy and Democratic Local Government
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Midterm Exams
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exams
Week 9 - Theoretical
Local Governments and Democracy: Local Democracy and Democratic Local Government
Week 10 - Theoretical
Local Representation and Local Elections in Turkey
Week 11 - Theoretical
The Social and Legal Dimension of Local Democracy in Turkey
Week 12 - Theoretical
Forms of Implementation of Local Democracy: Recall, Local Ombudsman, People's Initiative and Referendum, City Assemblies, Project Democracy, etc. (I)
Week 13 - Theoretical
Forms of Implementation of Local Democracy: Recall, Local Ombudsman, People's Initiative and Referendum, City Assemblies, Project Democracy, etc. (II)
Week 14 - Theoretical
Forms of Implementation of Local Democracy: Recall, Local Ombudsman, People's Initiative and Referendum, City Assemblies, Project Democracy, etc. (III)
Week 15 - Theoretical
Consolidation of Local Democracy Participation and Scale Problem Participation Contemporary Technology Use (E-Democracy) Increasing the Efficiency of Local Representatives
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory144398
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination120121
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)130
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
PÇ-6
PÇ-7
PÇ-8
OÇ-1
2
2
5
2
4
2
OÇ-2
1
3
5
4
2
3
OÇ-3
3
3
2
4
2
OÇ-4
1
1
2
3
1
OÇ-5
2
3
5
1
2
2
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