POLS 426 Civil Society in Turkey

The course aims at studying the development of civil society in Turkey. Firstly, it focuses on the nation of civil society at the global level from a comparative and historical perspective, and then shifts the focus to the national level. Central to this is the distinction between civil society and state. The course introduces students to the characteristics and dynamics of present-day civil society in Turkey, and therefore deals with a number of case studies. Accordingly, media, labor unions, non-governmental organizations (associations, foundations), political parties, interest groups in contemporary Turkey are among the subjects of this course. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

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