Course Title Course Code Program Level
STATE AND BUREAUCRACY SİBU331 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
42 101 143 3 5

Teaching Staff
Language of Instruction Türkçe (Turkish)
Type Of Course Elective
Prerequisites No Pre-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives The way to better understand the bureaucracy debates carried out today is through understanding the debates in the period that can be caled as 'bureaucracy age' in which bureaucracy was used as a transformative-organized force. For this reason, the course will cover the period between the early 19th century and the 1970s, when bureaucracy debates were most intense. However, in order to shed light on the current debates, a few readings were also included in the course, which would shed light on the global elite and bureaucratic elite discussions.
Course Content State and Bureaucracy is a course designed for the undergraduate program and aims to provide graduate-doctoral students with the basic discussion and discussion platforms on the bureaucracy debates in the literature with the help of primary sources. Until the 1980s, the phenomenon of bureaucracy was at the center of the discussions both in the literature and in bureaucracy. In this context, the bureaucracy creates a plane that almost divides the theoretical discussions into two. Again, especially until the 1970s, bureaucracy was in a dominant position in practice and theory due to both welfare states and real socialist practices. It can be said that although anti-bureaucratic views have been expressed intensely until these dates, their power of influence on implementation is relatively weak. In the mid-1970s and especially after the 1980s, parallel to the reshaping of public organization, an 'anti-bureaucratic' view prevailed in both theory and the bureaucratic elite itself, and the view that bureaucracy was a phenomenon that should be reduced and if possible eliminated without being discussed, has started. In the post-1975 literature that can be seen as contemporary public administration theories, bureaucracy discussions are no longer a plane that divides them into two.
Learning Outcomes (LO) 1- To examine the bureaucracy approach theoretically and practically in various management systems, especially until the 1970s. 2- To reveal the differences between the period when bureaucracy was used as a transformative-organized power and today's approach to bureaucracy. 3- To analyze the basic parameters of the process from "bureaucracy age" to "anti-bureaucracy".
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction
2. Week Weberian Approach
3. Week Understanding of the State in Ancient Era: Aristotle and Plato
4. Week Marxist Bureaucracy Approach
5. Week Real Socialism
6. Week Liberals' Criticisms of Bureaucracy
7. Week Welfare States and Development
8. Week Anarchism
9. Week Socialism, Capitalism, State, Bureaucracy and Class
10. Week Bureaucracy and Institutions
11. Week Bureaucracy and the USSR: Antonio Carlo
12. Week Bureaucracy, Socialism, Capitalism: J. Burnham
13. Week Globalization - State - Bureaucracy
14. Week On Turkey
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References • Dikmen, A.A. (2010), “Hangisi Daha Modern? Bürokrasi mi Piyasa mı?”, İpek Özkal Sayan (ed), Prof Dr. Kurthan Fişek İçin Yönetim Üzerine, A.Ü.S.B.F. KAYAUM Yayınları, Yay. No. 7 içinde, s. 61-77. • Weber, Max, (1993), Sosyoloji Yazıları, Çev. Taha Parla, İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, s. 237-336. • Platon, (1995), Devlet, Çev. SabahattinEyüboğlu ve M. Ali Cimcoz, 8. Basım, İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi • Platon, (erişim tarihi 28Ekim 2008) 7th Letter, Çev. J. Harward, seventh_letter/eng/index.html • Aristoteles, (1975), Politika, Çev. Mete Tunçay, İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi. • Marx K., “Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right”, McLellan, D. (Ed.) (1977), K. Marx Selected Writings, Oxford: Oxford University Press, s. 26-35 . • Fişek, K., (1970), “On Bureaucracy”, Ankara Üniversitesi Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi Dergisi, Cilt 25, No: 2, Sayfa 57-99 ( - 04.10.2011) • Engels, F., (1967), Ailenin, Özel Mülkiyetin ve Devletin Kökeni, Çev. Kenan Somer, 2. Baskı, Ankara: Sol Yayınları. • Lenin, V. I. (1989), Devlet ve İhtilal, Çev. Kenan Somer, 8. Baskı, Ankara: Bilim ve Sosyalizm Yayınları. • Stalin, J. (?), Marksizm ve Ulusal Sorun ve Sömürge Sorunu, Çev. Muzaffer Ardos, 3. Baskı, Ankara: Sol Yayınları. • Troçki L. (1998) Sovyetler Birliği Nereye Gidiyor: İhanete Uğrayan Devrim, İstanbul: Yazın Yay. • Hayek, F. A. (1944), The Road to Serfdom, Chicago: University of Chicago Pres. • Von Mises, L. (2000), Bürokrasi, Çev. Feridun Engin, Ankara: Liberte. • Von Mises, L (2004), Anti Kapitalist Zihniyet: Kapitalizm Düşmanlığının Anatomisi, Ankara: Liberte. • Rizzi, B. (1985), The Bureaucratization of the World, London: The Free Press. • Esping-Andersen, G. (1990), The Three World of Welfare Capitalism, Cambridge: Polity Press. • Clark, S. (1988), Keynesianism, Monetarism and the Crisis of the State, London: Edward Elgar Publishing. • “What is Anarchism”, • Woodcock, G. (2001), Anarşizm: Bir Düşünce ve Hareketin Tarihi, Çev. Alev Türker, 4. Baskı, İstanbul: Kaos Yayınları. • Proudhon, J. P. (1890), What is Property? An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government, (Translated from the French by Benj. R. Tucker Dover New York in 1970), • Althusser, L. (2006), Yeniden Üretim Üzerine, Çev. A. I. Ergüden ve A. Tümertekin, İstanbul: İttaki Yayınları. • Poulantzas, N., (1992), Siyasal İktidar ve Toplumsal Sınıflar, Çev. Şen Süer ve L. Fevzi Topaçoğlu, İsanbul: Belge Yayınları. • Hudgson, G., (1985), Sosyalizm ve Parlamenter Demokrasi, Çev. Ahmet Demirel, İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları. • Post, C. (2008), “Ernest Mandel and the Marxian Theory of Bureaucracy”, • Miliband, R. (1987), Kapitalist Devlet, Çev. Osman Akınhay, İstanbul Belge Yayınlar • Blau, P. M., (1955), The Dynamics of Buıreaucracy: A Study of Interpersonal Relations in Two Government Agencies, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. • Carlo, A. (1985), Sovyetler Birliği’nin Sosyo-Ekonomik Karakteri, İstanbul: Kaynak Yay. • Burnham, J. (1941), The Managerial Revolution: What is Happening in the World, New York: The John Day Company. • Rainnie, A. & Fairbrother, P. (2002), “The State We are in (and Against)”, Monash University Working Paper 54/02. (SBF’den erişim için: - 04.10.2011) • Weiss, L. (2000), “Globalization and State Power” Development and Society, Vol 29, No. 1, pp. 1-15. (SBF’den erişim için: -04.10.2011) • Chopra, R. (2003), “Noelibaralism as DOXA: Bourdieu’s Theory of the State and the Contemporary Indian Discorse on Globalization and Liberalization”, Cultural Studies, 17 (3/4), s. 419-444.(SBF’den erişim için: - 04.10.2011) • Heper, M. (1974), Bürokratik Yönetim Geleneği, Ankara: ODTÜ, İ.İ.Fakültesi Yay. Yayın No: 23. • Kıvılcımlı, H. (1989) 27 Mayıs YÖN’ün Yönü Devletçiliğimiz, İstanbul: Bibliotek.
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