Course Title Course Code Program Level
ECONOMIC INTEGRATIONS AND THE EUROPEAN UNION SİBU308 Political Science and International Relations B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
42 94 136 3 5

Teaching Staff
Language of Instruction Türkçe (Turkish)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Prerequisites No Pre-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives To evaluate emergence and development processes of organizations of commercial-economic cooperations among countries within the scope of principles and theories elaborating on operation of economic relations between the states, groups of the states, regional groups or international econonmic unions.
Course Content This course deals with the attempts of economic cooperation in Europe in post-World War II, in this sense economic dimension of the European Union, to which Turkey has applied in order to be member, is taught.
Learning Outcomes (LO) The students who attended the course and were successful at the end of semester will acquire the followings; 1) To make the students have knowledge on the unique organization of the European Union 2) Economic dimension of the procedure of Turkey's EU membership, which is pursued by Turkey as the state policy.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week (Presentation of the outline, motive, importance, schedule of the course & Distribution of Homeworks)- Introduction
2. Week - Global Economic Structure(Development of Modern Economic System, Adam Smith: The Wealth of Nations), (The Gold Standard Era), (Interwar Period), (Bretton Woods System, IMF, World Bank, GATT-World Trade Organization)
3. Week - The Euroapean Union and Turkey's Full Membership Paradigm(General knowledge on the EU, Turkey's application for Full Membership, Ankara Treaty, Development Process of Negotiations, Obstacles on the membership, Factors contributing to the membership), (Present Situation of the process of membership)
4. Week - Economic Integration Theories – I(Preferential Trade Arrangements, Free Trade Zones, Customs Unions, Single Market, Economic Unions, Political Unions)
5. Week - Economic Integration Theories – II(Some Analyses: Pre-Viner and Post-Viner Approaches), (Static and Dynamic Effects of Customs Union), (Polarization Theory)
6. Week - Practice of Economic Integrations – I(Attempts on Economic Cooperation – Examples of Global and Regional Economic Cooperation: NAFTA, COMECON, EFTA, Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, MERCOSUR)
7. Week - Practice of Economic Integrations – II(Attempts on Economic Cooperation – APEC, ASEAN, OECD, OPEC, Council of Arab Economic Unity, Economic Community of West African States, International Energy Agency), (Platforms of Developed Countries)
8. Week - European Single Market(Constitution of the Market, Oil Crisis, White Paper, Single European Act, Cecchini Report, Non-Tariff Barriers), (Trans European Networks)
9. Week - European Stock Market(Economic and Legal Foundations, Capital Movements, Banking, Insurance)
10. Week - Preparation Process of European Monetary Union(Theoretical Perspectives: Optimum Currency Area Theory), (Stages of Monetary Union: Smithsonian Agreement, Snake in the Tunnel, Snake without Tunnel, Bremen Report, ECU, Mechanism of Foreign Exchange Rate, Delors Report), (Last Stage in Transition to Monetary Union: 1993-2006)
11. Week - Euro Zone(Member Countries' Criteria for Convergence), (Scedule of Convergence to Euro, Mechanism of Foreign Exchange Rate), (Impacts of Euro on Member Countries, Turkey and Third Countries)
12. Week - The European System of Central Banks and European Central Bank(Historical Background), (Duties, Organs, Capital and Revenues of the Bank)- The European Investment Bank(Historical Background), (Structure and Strategy of the Bank), (Revenue Sources, Loan Process, Capital of the Bank), (Actions of the Bank in the Union and outside of the Union)
13. Week - EU Budget(Budgetary Paradigm), (Historical Background of EU Budget), (Preparation Process of EU Budget), (Auditing system of EU Budget; The European Court of Auditors), (Revenue Items: Common Customs Duties, Glucose Taxes, Gross National Product Ration, Value Added Tax Ration, Share taken from Agricultural Products and other revenues), (Expenditure Items: Common Agricultural Policies, Strcutural Funds, other expenditures)
14. Week - Economic Dimension of Turkey Full Membership of the EU(Assistance made to Turkey: 1961-1999 era, 2000-2006 era, 2007-2010 era), (Impacts of Customs Union on Turkish Economy: Spheres influenced in positive / negative manners), (Projections on the Economic Burden of Turkey's Membership), (Comparison between financial policies and economic values of the EU and Turkey), (Evaluation of Turkey's 2009 Progress Report in Economic Terms)
Mid-term (%) 40
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Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References - M. Hakan Keskin, Doğru Sanılan Yanlışlarla Avrupa Birliği, Nobel Yayınları, 2. Baskı, 2010. - Prof. Dr. Halil Seyitoğlu, Uluslararası İktisat: Teori, Politika ve Uygulama, İstanbul: Güzem Yayınları, 12. Baskı, 1998. - Prof. Dr. Cihan Dura & Prof. Dr. Hayriya Atik, Avrupa Birliği, Gümrük Birliği ve Türkiye, Ankara, Nobel Yayınları, 3. Baskı, 2007. - Prof. Dr. Rıdvan Karluk, Avrupa Birliği ve Türkiye, Beta Basım Yayım, İstanbul, 2009. - Gümrük Birliği Kararları 1/95, 2/97 Türkiye-AT 36. Ortaklık Konseyi Toplantısı (Gümrük Birliği Kararı); 6 Mart 1995 İKV Yayınları. - Avrupa Komisyonu, 2009 Yılı Türkiye İlerleme Raporu. - Ankara Treaty. - - -
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