Information Package / Course Catalogue
Local Governments in Turkey and Their Problems
Course Code: KYL547
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

The aim of the course is to familiarise students with the basic concepts related to local government such as decentralization, delegation, devolution, local democracy, autonomy, tutelage and subsidiarity, and to examine history, units, structure, functions, operation and problems of the Turkish local government system

Course Content

Basic concepts related to local governmet such as decentralization, autonomy, local government theories, central-local government relations, development of Turkish local government, local governments in Constitutions, units of local government (municipalities, villages and Special Provincial administrations), metropolitan municipalities, local government finance, functions of local government, reorganization of local government

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to have a depth insight into theoratical and practical issuces pertinent to the local government system in Turkey
2.To be able to establish the relationship between democratization and decentralization of state administration.
3.To be able to absorb the public administration system in Turkey.
4.To be able to observe of the process of alignment with global policies in Turkey.
5.To be able to comprehend local organizations in Turkey.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Toprak, Z. (2006). Yerel yönetimler. (6. Baskı). Ankara: Nobel Yayınları.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Lesson plan description on the introduction and methods.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Social needs and public services, needs, services, special goods / services, public goods, public service concepts.
Week 3 - Theoretical
The need to organize, the main purpose of organizational / priority, how a public / government, the principles of organization: Central government, deconcentration and decentralization, deconcentration comparison with the principle of decentralization.
Week 4 - Theoretical
The units are created to identify areas of Authority and Responsibility: Service Sharing / Sharing Authority. To consider the distribution of the service principles, influence the division of political and social factors
Week 5 - Theoretical
Decentralization, local governance: a conceptual and institutional boyut.Yerinden management concept and the local yönetimler.Types: Political and administrative decentralization, geographical decentralization, a type of local governance: Federalism
Week 6 - Theoretical
Local governance: a conceptual and institutional dimension
Week 7 - Theoretical
Revision for midterm exam
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Local autonomy
Week 10 - Theoretical
Local Governments in Turkey: History, Overview and Introduction
Week 11 - Theoretical
Establishment and Mergers
Week 12 - Theoretical
Problem of scale and integrity
Week 13 - Theoretical
Metropolitan, Metropolitan Municipalities and Associations
Week 14 - Theoretical
Powers and responsibilities of local governments
Week 15 - Theoretical
Powers and responsibilities of local governments
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
3
2
4
4
OÇ-2
2
2
2
4
OÇ-3
1
2
1
OÇ-4
4
2
1
4
3
OÇ-5
3
3
4
3
4
4
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