Information Package / Course Catalogue
Civil Society Readings
Course Code: KYL524
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

Explain the role played by civil society in the analysis of the structure of modern society and its problems. To comparatively analyze political structures of Western and Turkish societies. To explain the role played by civil society in the development of democracy. To follow the theoretical discussions on the concept of civil society.

Course Content

State and civil society. The rise of capitalism and the bourgeois society. Hegelian concept of civil society. Marx and civil society. Gramsci and historical block concept. Democracy and civil society. Debates on civil society and Ottoman social structure in Turkey. The type of Asian production style. Discussion of the thesis of İdris Küçükömer and Şerif Mardin.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to explain the role of civil society in the analysis of the stucture of modern society and its problems
2.To gain a comprehensive view of the problems of the democratic system in Turkey
3. Having knowledge about application-operation and institutions in the field.
4.To have knowledge about the teachings and theories in the discipline.
5.Gaining the ability to do analysis.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Sivil Toplum
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Economic and political foundations of modern society
Week 2 - Theoretical
Civil society in according to Hegel
Week 3 - Theoretical
Karl Marx and civil society
Week 4 - Theoretical
Civil society, historical block and ideological hegemony in Gramscien thought
Week 5 - Theoretical
Relation between democracy and civil society
Week 6 - Theoretical
Civil society and public sphere
Week 7 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
The structure of Ottoman society and Asiatic production style
Week 10 - Theoretical
Idris Küçükömer and alienation of order
Week 11 - Theoretical
Thesis of Şerif Mardin and Turan Güneş
Week 12 - Theoretical
Debates on center-periphery theory
Week 13 - Theoretical
Democracy and social classes in Turkey
Week 14 - Theoretical
Political effects of civil society approach in Turkey
Week 15 - Theoretical
Overview of the course issues: Civil society theory and analysis of Turkey's democracy
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
3
5
2
4
OÇ-2
2
3
5
2
1
OÇ-3
4
4
2
1
OÇ-4
3
2
4
5
OÇ-5
3
3
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