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Lesson Information

Course Credit 3.0
Course ECTS Credit 5.0
Teaching Language of Instruction Türkçe
Level of Course Bachelor's Degree, TYYÇ: Level 6, EQF-LLL: Level 6, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of Course Compulsory
Mode of Delivery Face-to-face
Does the course require compulsory or optional work experience? Z
Course Coordinator
Instructor (s) Assoc. Prof. (Ph.D.) ATEŞ USLU|Prof. Dr. EYYUP GÜNAY İSBİR
Course Assistant

Purpose and Content

The aim of the course This course aims to: State fundamentals and reveals the historical development of individual-state relationship in detail
Course Content After reviewing the ancient Greek and Roman times the state's emergence from political thought in medieval thought the look to the state and the feudal era to examine contemporary political thought with the period the Enlightenment when switching to the modern age, condition and criticism of today's modern state. In the area of human rights, rights, freedom, equality, the basic concepts such as democracy; rights history and classification, and to safeguard limited, study of the basic concepts and principles such as differences in political systems.

Weekly Course Subjects

1General Introduction, presentation of the course topics
2According to the State Legal Positivism, and Legal Relations of Political Power-Austin, Kelsen and Hart
3Development of the Modern State I: Feudalism
4Development-II Modern State: Coterie State (Stândestaat) Development of the Modern State-III: Absolutism
5Liberalism and the Constitutional State Constitutional Government and Democracy
6Modernization and State and Society in the Non-Western World Modernization Criticism
7Modern Nation State and the State System Organization of public freedoms Regulations, the meaning of the concept of restrictions and limitations.
8Criticism of Government
9Rights, freedoms, analysis of the definition, rights-freedom relationship.
10The emergence of human rights doctrine, the view of human rights in the early and middle ages
11The location of the absolute monarchy era human rights
12Developments in human rights in the aftermath of the Second World War
13Right totalitarianism public freedoms and political regimes (fascism and national socialism), left totalitarianism (Marxism-Leninism: communism).
14The position of public freedoms in Western democracies. The Islamic concept of freedom. Ataturk exception of the period. Restricting the ways state power to protect the public freedoms.


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