COURSE UNIT TITLE

: GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEMS

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
KMY 6069 GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEMS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8

Offered By

Public Administration

Level of Course Unit

Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Course Coordinator

ASISTANT PROFESSOR YAŞAR METIN ÖZDEMIR

Offered to

Public Administration

Course Objective

To inculcate meaning, importance and function of principle of separation of powers; different powers of political bodies have a characteristics of state; powers of legislation, executive and judiciary; the basis of the importance of separation of powers in order to guarantee freedoms; relationship between legislative and executive to determine the political regimes; government systems which ground on unity of powers, complete separation of powers and balanced separation of powers from the point of relationship between legislature and executive.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   To be able to explain the intellectual basis and importance of principle of separation of powers
2   To be able to state the character of relationships between legislative and executive in categorising government systems as political regimes.
3   To be able to classify government systems base on unity of powers.
4   To be able to classify government systems base on complete separation of powers.
5   To be able to classify government systems base on little and balanced separation of powers.
6   To be able to analyze characteristic and features of government system of Turkey in the light of current political developments.

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Principle of separation of powers, meaning and intellectual bases of it
2 Relationship between legislature, executive and judiciary in classification of government systems
3 Meaning of regimes of unity of powers
4 Features of parliamentary government system
5 Experience of parliamentary government system in Turkey
6 Meaning of regimes base on little and balanced separation of powers
7 Features of parliamentary government system and parliamentary custom in Turkey
8 Midterm exam
9 Government systems base on complete separation of powers
10 Features of presidential system
11 Example of U.S.A presidential system
12 Latin American presidential systems and presidential system discussions in Turkey
13 Half presidential system and features of it
14 Examples of premierist presidential system, presidential parliamentary system, parliamentary system with president and super presidential system

Recomended or Required Reading

Textbook(s): Mehmet Turhan, Hükümet Sistemleri, Ankara, Gündoğan Publishing, 2th Edition, 1993.
Serap Yazıcı, Başkanlık ve Yarı-Başkanlık Sistemleri, Istanbul, Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Publishing, 2002.
Giovonni Sartori, Karşılaştırmalı Anayasa Mühendisliği, Trans. by. E.Özbudun, Ankara, Yetkin Publishing , 1997.
Nur Uluşahin, Anayasal Bir Tercih Olarak Başkanlık Sistemi, Ankara, Yetkin Publishing, 1999.
Burhan Kuzu, Türkiye Için Başkanlık Sistemi, Istanbul, Fakülteler Press, 1997.

Supplementary Book(s): Internet Resources
References: www.anayasa.gen.tr.
Other Materials: Provisions regarding political regimes in comparative country constitutions.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lecture, seminar presentations, slide shows regarding government systems examples in comparative political systems.

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 MTE MIDTERM EXAM
2 STT TERM WORK (SEMESTER)
3 FIN FINAL EXAM
4 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE MTE * 0.20 + STT* 0.40 + FIN* 0.40
5 RST RESIT
6 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) MTE * 0.20 + STT * 0.40 + RST* 0.40


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

Assessment Criteria

To be announced.

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

To be announced.

Office Hours

To be announced.

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 14 2 28
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 14 1 14
Preparing assignments 1 40 40
Preparing presentations 1 15 15
Preparation for midterm exam 1 20 20
Preparation for final exam 1 30 30
Final 1 2 2
Midterm 1 1 1
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 150

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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