POLS 452 State Society and Citizenship in Turkey

The recent decades have witnessed the revival of the interest on citizenship issues worldwide. This course aims at analyzing the issue of citizenship in Turkey with respect to its relations with the state and society. The first part of the course will provide the students with theories on citizenship, how it emerged and developed, and various aspects of citizenship in the current literature. In the second part of the course, related with the contemporary debates on citizenship, namely identity politics, multiculturalism and constitutional citizenship, the Turkish experience will be analyzed. This part will consist of the historical background, the construction attempts, legal process and the current situation in Turkey. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 6.

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