COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
General Theory of the State
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 216
Spring
3
0
3
3
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The purpose of this course is to understand the modern state by examining the past state experiences, different types of states, historical developments and tools of sovereignty.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Interpret the characteristics of the modern state and facilities and problems resulting from the modern state.
  • Explain the nature and elements of the state by considering theoretical interpretations and emprical data.
  • Evaluate the characteristics of nation-state and the debates around it.
  • Assess the evolution of the liberal state to welfare state and the shift away from this form.
  • Compare the development of human rights across different time periods.
Course Description This course discusses the political, economic and social factors behind the making of legal provisions and structures and how these provisions are applied meaningfully only under an institutionalized political power.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Theories dealing with the emergence and raison d'etre of the State. Gözler, p. 29-45.
2 Distinctive elements of the state. Gözler, p. 49-100
3 The theoretical pillars and historical dynamics of the modern state. Akad/Vural, p. 69-117
4 Comparing the modern state with the absolutist state.
5 The restrictions of state powers and transformation of modern state to state of law. Kapani, Kamu Hürriyetleri, p. 249-258.
6 The transformation of the modern state into the nation-state, and the theoretical pillars of the nation-state. Akad/Vural, p. 126-165.
7 The characteristics of the nation-sate
8 Midterm Exam
9 Examining the nation-state in the light of the principle pluralist democracy Akad/Vural, p.165-172.
10 The characteristics and development of the welfare (social) state Akad/Vural, p.25-32.
11 Globalization and the decline of the welfare state. Akad/Vural, p. 175-200.
12 Human Rights and the state Kapani, Kamu Hürriyetleri, sp. 3-13.
13 The Process of the Development of Human Rights (Ancient Age- Middle Age Europe) Kapani, Kamu Hürriyetleri, p. 17-28.
14 The Process of the Development of Human Rights (Appearance of Modern Human Rights) Kapani, Kamu Hürriyetleri, p. 49-83.
15 The Process of the Development of Human Rights (Human Rights in Turkish Republic) Kapani, Kamu Hürriyetleri, p. 85-141.
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Mehmet Akad/Bihterin Vural Dinçkol, Genel Kamu Hukuku, Der Yayınları, 15. Basım, İstanbul, 2019; Münci Kapani; Kamu Hürriyetleri, Yetkin Yayınları, 7.Baskı(Tıpkı Basım), Ankara 2013, Kemal Gözler; Devletin Genel Teorisi, Ekin Yayıncılık, 6. Baskı, Bursa 2015.

Suggested Readings/Materials

Gianfranco Poggi, Modern Devletin Gelişimi, İstanbul Bilgi Yayınları, İstanbul 2009.
Gianfranco Poggi, Devlet (Doğası, Gelişimi ve Geleceği), İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, İstanbul 2007.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
40
Final Exam
1
60
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
60
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
8
1
8
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
20
Final Exams
1
30
    Total
90

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

X
11

To be able to monitor the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1) .

12

To be able to use the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest