FACULTY OF ECONOMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCESPOLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


ADM 3101 Approaches to State-Society Relations

 

Middle East Technical University

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Department of Political Science and Public Administration

 

 

ADM 3101 Approaches to State-Society Relations

Fall 2012

Instructors: Dr. Galip Yalman – Dr.Aylin Topal

 

This course attempts to deal with the question of how to analyse state-society relations within a comparative perspective. In the first part of the term, alternative methodological approaches will be introduced and key conceptual issues will be examined. It is imperative that the students get acquainted with the reading material. There will be a mid-term and a final examination. Attendance will be taken into consideration in the final evaluation. Students may write an optional term paper to be submitted at the end of the term.

 

 

 

Organization of the Course and the Reading List:

 

I. Introduction to Alternative Methodological Approaches

 

A.   

Positivism, Subjectivism  and Methodological Individualism

 

Johnson, T. & C. Dandeker, C. Ashworth (1984) “Empiricism”, in The Structure of

Social Theory: Dilemmas and Strategies, pp.29-34.

Johnson, T. & C. Dandeker, C. Ashworth (1984) “Subjectivism”, in The Structure of

Social Theory: Dilemmas and Strategies, pp.75-77.

Johnson, T. & C. Dandeker, C. Ashworth (1984) “The Weberian Project”, in The

Structure of Social Theory: Dilemmas and Strategies, pp.80-94.

Popper, K. (1962): The Open Society and Its Enemies, Vol.I, RKP, pp.31-34, pp.99-

103.

Yalman, G. (2009) Transition to Neoliberalism: The Case of Turkey in the 1980s,

İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, İstanbul, ss.39-49.

 

B.    

Realism

 

Johnson, T. & C. Dandeker, C. Ashworth (1984) “The Nature of Social Reality:

Material or Ideal”, in The Structure of Social Theory: Dilemmas and Strategies, London: Macmillan. pp.13-21.

Hay, C. (2002) “What’s ‘Political’ About Political Science ?”, in Political Analysis:

A Critical Introduction, London: Palgrave, pp. 59-88.

Sayer, Andrew. (2000). Realism and Social Science. London: Sage Publication, pp.10-22.

 

 

 

 

II. Approaches to the State

 

  1. Liberal State

 

Gray, J. (1995) Liberalism, Second Edition, pp.71-77, pp.85-96.

Gray, J. (2010) “The Neoliberal State”, New Statesman, January.

Hamlin, A. (1989) “Liberty, Contract and the State”, in A.Hamlin & P.Petit (eds.)

The Good Polity, Blackwell, pp.87-101.

Levi, M. (1997) “A Model, A Method and A Map: Rational Choice in Comparative

and Historical Analysis” in M.Lichbach & A. Zuckerman (eds), Comparative Politics, Cambridge University Press, pp.19-37.

Plant, R. (2010) The Neoliberal State, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp.5-27.

Waterbury, J. (1989) “State and Society in Contemporary Political Analysis”, Paper

presented to the conference on Dynamics of States and Societies in the Middle East, Cairo.

Topal, A. (2012) “Yeni Sağ” in Atılgan and Aytekin (eds.) Siyaset Bilimi: Kavramlar, İdeolojiler, Disiplinler Arası İlişkiler, İstanbul: Yordam.

Yalman, G. (2009) Transition to Neoliberalism: The Case of Turkey in the 1980s,

İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, İstanbul, ss.54-80.

 

  1. Statist-Institutionalism

 

Cammack, P. (1990) Statism, New Institutionalism and Marxism", Socialist Register.

Jessop, B. (2007) “State-Centred Approaches in State Power: A Strategic-

Relational Approach, Polity.

Mann, M. (1984) "The Autonomous Power of the State: Its Origins, Mechanisms and

Results1, Archives Europeenes de Sociologie, Vol. 25, No: 2.

Migdal, J.S. (1997) “Studying the State”, in State in Society,  Cambridge University

Press pp.231-264.

Remmer, K. (1997) “The Resurgence of Institutionalist Analysis” World Politics,

50/1, pp. 34-61.

Skocpol, T. (1985) "Bringing the State Back In: Strategies of Analysis in Current

Research", in P. Evans, D. Rueschemeyer, and T. Skocpol (eds), Bringing Back the State In, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Yalman, G. (2009) Transition to Neoliberalism: The Case of Turkey in the 1980s,

İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, İstanbul, ss.50-54.

 

  1. Is There a Marxist Theory of the State? Different Interpretations of the State within Marxism

 

Hay, C. (1999): “Marxism and the State”, in A.Gamble & T.Tant (eds), Marxism

and Social Science, London: Macmillan.

Jessop, B. (2007a) “Marx on Political Representation and the State” in State Power:

A Strategic-Relational Approach, Polity.

Jessop, B. (2007b) “Bringing The State Back In (Yet Again)” in State Power:

A Strategic-Relational Approach, Polity.

Poulantzas, N. (1978) State, Power, Socialism, London: Verso, pp.11-27.

Yalman, G. (2012) “Devlet”, in Atılgan and Aytekin (eds.) Siyaset Bilimi: Kavramlar, İdeolojiler, Disiplinler Arası İlişkiler, İstanbul: Yordam.

 

 

 

III. Conceptual Issues within a Comparative Framework

 

State and Civil Society in Historical Perspective

 

i)                   

Uniqueness of the West?

 

Anderson, P. (1974) “Absolutist State in the West”, in Lineages of the Absolutist

State, London: Verso, pp. 15-42.

Huntington, S. (1968) Political Order in Changing Societies, Yale UP, pp. 8-32.

Keane, J. (1988) “Despotism and Democracy”, in Keane (ed.) Civil Society and the State, Verso, pp.35-66.

Leys, C. (1996) “S. Huntington and the End of Classical Modernization Theory”, in The Rise & Fall

of Development Theory, Indiana University Press, pp.64-79.

Mooers, C. (1991) The Making of Bourgeois Europe, London: Verso, pp.45-97.

Remmer, K. (1997) “The Resurgence of Institutionalist Analysis” World Politics 50 (1), pp. 34-61.

Wood, E. M. (1991) The Pristine Culture of Capitalism, London: Verso, pp.1-19, 81-106.

Wood, E. M. (1995) Democracy Against Capitalism, Cambridge: Cambridge

University Press, pp. 238-263.

 

ii)                 

Uniqueness of the East ?

 

Bromley, S. (1994) Rethinking Middle East Politics, Oxford: Polity Press, pp.6-45.

İnalcık, H. (1992) “Comments on ‘Sultanism’: Max Weber’s Typification of the

Ottoman Polity” Princeton Papers in Near Eastern Studies, pp. 49-72.

Mardin, Ş. (1969) “Power, Civil Society and Culture in the Ottoman Empire”

Comparative Studies in Society and History, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 258-281.

Mardin, Ş. (1995) “Civil Society and Islam”, in J. Hall (ed.) Civil Society, pp.279-

300.

Turner, B. (1994) Orientalism, Postmodernism & Globalism, London: Routledge,

pp.20-35.

 

iii)               

Status versus Class

 

Holton, R. & B. Turner (1989) “Status Politics in Contemporary Capitalism”, in Max

Weber on Economy and Society, London: Routledge, pp. 131-160.

Miliband, R. (1983) “State Power and Class Interests”, New Left Review, no. 138.

Wood, E. M. (1995) Democracy Against Capitalism, Cambridge: Cambridge

University Press, pp. 76-107.

 

iv)               

Legitimacy versus Hegemony

 

Buci-Glucksmann, C. (1982) “Hegemony and Consent”, in A. Sassoon (ed.)

Approaches to Gramsci, pp. 116-126.

Gray, R. (1977): “Bourgeois Hegemony in Victorian Britain”, in J. Bloomfield (ed.)

Class, Hegemony and Party, Lawrence & Wishart.