Turkish Dynamics - Chances and Challenges of Modern Turkey

  • Typ: Seminar (S)
  • Lehrstuhl: Zentrale Einrichtungen - Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale
  • Semester: WS 21/22
  • Zeit: Mo 29.11.2021
    16:00 - 17:30, wöchentlich

    Mo 06.12.2021
    16:00 - 17:30, wöchentlich

    Mo 13.12.2021
    16:00 - 17:30, wöchentlich

    Mo 20.12.2021
    16:00 - 17:30, wöchentlich

    Mo 10.01.2022
    16:00 - 17:30, wöchentlich

    Mo 17.01.2022
    16:00 - 17:30, wöchentlich

    Mo 24.01.2022
    16:00 - 17:30, wöchentlich

    Mo 31.01.2022
    16:00 - 17:30, wöchentlich

    Mo 07.02.2022
    16:00 - 17:30, wöchentlich

  • Dozent: Ceren Akbaba
  • SWS: 2
  • LVNr.: 1130508
  • Hinweis: Präsenz

Turkey is a relatively young republic and a non consolidated democracy. Raised from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire, the young nation proclaimed the republic in the early 1920s. Tumultuous, exciting and fragile Turkey paved its way to its own style of democracy. For many decades the country was the pillar of hope for liberal democracies in the Middle East. But today, many observers claim that Turkey is on the crossroads of a major change. Economically weak and socially divided the country couldn’t defeat his ancients demons and still struggle with issues like secularism, civil society and democracy. 

The aim of this course is to provide students a basic understanding of the historical background, structure, actors, ideology and dynamics of Turkish politics. Therefore, we will start with the political developments in the second half of the 20th century after we touch briefly the ottoman legacy. Each week we will approach another episode in Turkey’s political framework to get a comprehensive understanding of today‘s dynamics.

2 LP – Referat

4 LP – Referat plus Seminarbeit


Registration required via: www.zak.kit.edu/anmeldung.php/event/44629#calendar_top