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Master of Arts
in European Studies

SoSe 2015

Arsan, Esra

Press Freedom in Turkey

ZB Ku, ZB Po, WPM 1, WPM 4, WPM 5


Block, Montag, 01.06. von 16:30 – 18:00, 08.06., 15.06., 22.06 von 15:00 – 18:00, Mittwoch, 03.06., 10.06., 17.06., 24.06. von 16:00 – 19:00, Ort: , Veranstaltungsbeginn: 01.06.2015. This course divided into a 2-h introductory session, plus 7 regular 3-h sessions (taught twice a week) between 1 and 25 June 2015.

This course investigates the democracy crisis, media, power and hegemony relations in contemporary Turkey. We will first examine political and cultural foundations of Turkish modernization, westernization and Europeanization. We will then look at the pathways towards the EU relations within the context of media, democracy and politics. Finally, we will explore the consequences threatening the foundations of modern democracy in Turkey including freedom of thought, freedom of speech and freedom of information.

Literatur: Available online (A course reading pack might be given on demand) Teilnahmevorraussetzungen: Keine

Leistungsnachweis: Response papers to weekly study questions will be due the first class of each week after the first week. Students will also submit one term paper approximately seven pages (1500- 2000 words).