Political Science

Globalization and Democracy(SP402)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
SP402 Globalization and Democracy 8 3 0 0 3 4
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Elective
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Cemil YILDIZCAN cemilyildizcan@gmail.com (Email)
Objective The overall aim of this course is to introduce students to the key debates about the globalization and democracy. To achieve this, the general panorama of contemporary issues will be given and analysed in a context of the increasingly globalized and interdependent world. This course proposes a critical examination of major trends and issues in order to understand the socio-political transformation of the current mode of global capitalism and the challenges facing the contemporary world.
Content In this course different topics associated with the subject of globalization will be discussed.
Course Learning Outcomes Rethinking the concept of globalization and democracy.
Evaluating the connections of globalization with different disciplines of social sciences.
Analyzing the relationship between globalization and democracy
Teaching and Learning Methods The course will primarily be lecture and discussion based. Different academic texts relevant to the topics concerning globalization will be introduced and discussed. By choosing one of the topics treated at the sessions, students will do research and prepare a written assignment.
References * Ö. Adadağ ve C. Yıldızcan, Küreselleşme ve Demokrasi. Küreselleşmenin Farklı Yüzleri, Dipnot yayınları, Ankara, 2011.
*Ahmet İnsel, “Post-Demokrasi, İyi Yönetişim ve Caudillo”, Birikim Dergisi, Kasım 2007, Vol. 223, 2007, pp. 29-40.
*François Georgeon, "Temps de la réforme, réforme du temps. Les avatars de l'heure et du calendrier à la fin de l'Empire ottoman", François Georgeon ve Frédéric Hitzel (Der.), Les Ottomans et le temps, Leiden, E. J. Brill, 2012 içinde s. 241-279.
*Doğan Gündüz, « Alaturka Saatten Alafranga Saate Geçiş. Osmanlı’nın Mekanik Saatle Buluşması », İstanbul, Sayı 51, Ekim 2004, s. 120-126.
*Shingo Shimada, « Social Time and Modernity in Japan: An Exploration of Concepts and a Cultural Comparison », Time & Society, 4 (2), 1995, s. 251-260.
*Ahmet Haşim, « Müslüman Saati » [1928], Bütün Kitapları, İstanbul, Oğlak Yayınları, 2004 içinde s. 219-222.
*Dominic Lieven, “Empire: A Word and its Meanings”, in Empire: The Russian Empire and Its Rivals, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2001, pp. 27-89
*Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, Empire, Harvard University Press, Massachusetts, 2000, pp. 160-182
*Johan P. Olsen, “The Many Faces of Europeanization”, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 40, No. 5, Aralık 2002, s. 921-952.
*Helen Wallace, “Europeanisation and Globalisation: Complementary or Contradictory Trends ?”, New Political Economy, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2000, p. 369-382.
*Çağlar Keyder (2005) Globalisation and Social Exclusion in Istanbul, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, March 2005, 124-34.
*Binnur Öktem (2006) Neoliberal Küreselle?menin Kentlerde İn?ası: AKP’nin Küresel Kent Söylemi ve İstanbul’un Kentsel Dönü?üm Projeleri, Planlama, 2, 53-63.
*Feyzan Erkip (2000) Global transformations, versus local dynamics in Istanbul, Planning in a fragmented metropolis Cities, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 371–377.
*Immanuel Wallerstein (2000) “Globalization or the Age of Transition?”, International Sociology, 15(2): 249-265.
*Manuel Castells, “Kız kardeşlik güçlüdür: feminist hareket”, in Manuel Castells, Enformasyon çağı: ekonomi, Toplum ve Kültür II. Cilt Kimliğin Gücü, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi yay., 2008, ss. 296-331.
*İlkay Yılmaz, “Hareket ve Kurumsallaşma Arasında Türkiye’de Kadın Mücadelesi: Eşitlik, Özgürlük Farklılık”, in Y.Doğan Çetinkaya (der.), Toplumsal Hareketler Tarih Teori ve Deneyim, İletişim yay., 2008., ss.525-567.
*Aksu Bora, “Ortadoğu’da kadın Hareketleri: Farklı Yollar, Fraklı Stratejiler”, İ.Ü. Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi Dergisi, no:39, Ekim 2008, ss.55-69.
*Mustafa Talas ve Numan Durak Aksoy. “Küreselleşme – Yerelleşme Çerçevesinde Türk Aleviliği”, Türk Kültürü ve Hacı Bektaş Velî Araştırma Dergisi , sayı 51, s.147-170
*Martin Sökefeld, “Alevism Online: Re-Imagining a Community in Virtual Space”, Diaspora, n° 11/1, 2002
*P. Bourdieu, “Pour une organisation permanente de résistance au nouvel ordre mondial”, Interventions. Science sociale et action politique, Agone, 2002, pp. 461-464.
*P. Bourdieu, “Questions aux vrais maîtres du monde”, Interventions. Science sociale et action politique, Agone, 2002, pp. 417-424.
*P. Bourdieu, “Le néolibéralisme comme révolution conservatrice”, Interventions. Science sociale et action politique, Agone, 2002, pp. 349-355.
*P. Bourdieu, “La main droite et la main gauche de l’Etat”, Contre-Feux, Paris, Liber-Raisons d’agir, 1998, pp. 9-17.
Print the course contents
Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Presentation of the Course and Introduction: Rethinking the global social change
2 A critical outline of globalization theories
3 The crisis of the nation-state in globalizing world: classes, power and conflict
4 Neoliberalism(s)
5 Sharing economy: opportunity or threat?
6 Midterm exam
7 Debates on post-democracy: a critique of the post-political situation
8 The age of populisms: democratization or de-democratization?
9 Why do people tend to believe in apocalypse theories?
10 Ecological crisis
11 Artificial Intelligence and robotics: Will post-industrial society be an utopia or dystopia?
12 The invention of a global non-geographic enemy: Terrorism
13 Beyond global capitalism?
14 Recap and final review
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 1 50
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 50
Toplam 2 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 1 100
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 1 100
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Understanding the major theories, concepts, foundations, and methodologies used in the study of politics. X
2 Identifying the structure and operation of the political system in Turkey and other political systems in the world. X
3 Identifying and gathering information from credible primary and secondary sources; analyzing and synthesizing the acquired knowledge. X
4 Generating and testing empirically hypotheses about political processes, institutions, mechanisms and relationships. X
5 Designing, conducting and interpreting the results of original research in accordance with the scientific and ethical principles by using basic research methods. X
6 Showing awareness and sensivity towards issues related to democracy, human rights and social peace. X
7 Appraising the sources of societal conflict and how they can be resolved by political means. X
8 Examining critically the nature of change in the global political community, and the complex character of processes such as globalization. X
9 Taking a role in a teamwork in political science and general fields of other related disciplines. X
10 Following publications in foreign languages and communicating with the colleagues in the international environment by using French which is the language of education in Galatasaray University and English, the compulsory foreign language. X
11 Using required level of information and communication technologies. X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 12 2 24
Assignments 1 30 30
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 10 10
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 106
Total Workload / 25 4,24
Credits ECTS 4
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