FACULTY OF ECONOMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCESPOLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


ADM 2402 - Constitutional Law

MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF ECONOMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

 

ADM 2402 - Constitutional Law

2012 Spring

INSTRUCTOR: Asst. Prof. Dr. Ersoy KONTACI

 

 

This course aims to provide the students with a sufficient knowledge on the Turkish Constitutional Law as well as a general understanding of the recent developments in the field from a comparative perspective. To this end, both the national and international contexts of constitutional politics will be subjected to close scrutiny. In this sense, student participation is particularly encouraged as a general and productive method of joint learning experience.

 

Scope of the Course :

The following are some of the topics which will be considered throughout the course: Concepts of and debates on the terms “constitution” and “constitutionalism”; legal and political approaches to constitutions; “state” as a socio-political phenomenon and structural components thereof; democracy and its legal consequences, comparative governmental systems; main characteristics of the Turkish Constitutional System; composition and duties of the legislative, executive and the judicial organs; fundamental rights and freedoms and their judicial protection; constitutional courts and comparative constitutional review.

 

Attendance                 :

Attendance is subject to the University rules and regulations.

 

Reference Material   :

  • The students are not required or recommended to strictly follow one specific text book. Instead, they are expected to make their own research from different sources regarding the topics under discussion.
  • Generally recommended texts and textbooks, both in English and Turkish, are as follows:

a)      For a brief introduction, see:

-          Ergun ÖZBUDUN, “Constitutional Law”, Introduction to Turkish Law, Tuğrul Ansay and Don Wallace Jr., eds, Kluwer Law International, 6th Ed., 2011, pp. 19-50.

-          Kemal GÖZLER, Kısa Anayasa Hukuku, Ekin Basım Yayın Dağıtım, 3. Baskı, Bursa 2010.

b)      For a more detailed analysis, please refer to:

-          Erdoğan TEZİÇ, Anayasa Hukuku, 13. Baskı, Beta Yayınevi, İstanbul 2009.

-          Bülent TANÖR, Necmi YÜZBAŞIOĞLU, 1982 Anayasasına Göre Türk Anayasa Hukuku, 10. Baskı, Beta Yayınevi, İstanbul 2011.

  • In addition to those mentioned above, a number of materials will be provided weekly by the instructor in order to facilitate general understanding and stimulate further debates in the classroom.

 

Exams                         :

There will be one mid-term and a final exam the dates and the details of which will be announced later during the term.