- Code MEAS6504
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
- Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies, International Affairs, Middle East Studies, European Studies, Politics
A growing economy and a regional and global power as a G20 country and a candidate member of the European Union, Turkey has become a major actor in politics in the Middle East, Europe and beyond. This course introduces students to Turkey's rich and complex political history and culture, focusing on contemporary Turkish politics and foreign policy after the proclamation of the Republic in 1923. The course will look closely at the interactions between political institutions and actors to provide a critical understanding of issues and ideologies that characterise Turkish politics and foreign policy.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- identify and employ key concepts of political science such as legitimacy, sovereignty, authority and governance in relation to the specific context of Turkish politics;
- evaluate the institutional, cultural and economic challenges in contemporary Turkish politics;
- discuss the role of various political actors (institutions, political parties, civil society) in shaping the Turkish political culture and democracy;
- critically analyse issues in Turkish politics and foreign policy with reference to secularism, nationalism, political Islam and authoritarianism; and
- examine the relationship between domestic Turkish politics and foreign policy and develop structured analyses of Turkish political issues.
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Oral presentation (15 minutes) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Simulated scenario (1000 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3]
- Final essay (4000 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 12 hours of lectures and 24 hours of tutorials; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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