Ph.D. PROGRAMS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the Middle East Technical University has a long tradition of pioneering studies in politics and public administration in Turkey. Founded in 1956, the Department offers graduate programs for M.S. and Ph.D degrees. The department's graduate programs, designed to prepare students for advanced specialization in the twin disciplines of political science and public administration, are distinguished by the quality and flexibility of their curricula. With faculty that have a variety of specializations, extending into such disciplines as history, sociology, cultural studies, media and communication studies and area studies, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration offers courses beyond those in the specific fields of political science and public administration. The department displays a commitment to diversity; not reflecting a single dominant methodological or ideological approach to the study of political science and public administration. This flexibility creates a stimulating environment in which graduate students are encouraged to study political science and public administration from different perspectives and with varied interests.
The department, its faculty and highly qualified graduate students create a stimulating intellectual community. Faculty members are readily available for close student consultation. While independent studies (mostly for Ph.D students) are typically carried out in small groups with two to three graduate students working on related topics, structured courses are conducted in classes of ten to twenty students. In the independent studies students write several papers under the close supervision of the faculty member in charge. Graduate students can also choose elective courses from other programs at the university.
Ph.D. students are encouraged to plan a four-year program, in the first two years of which they can complete the structured courses and independent studies as well as take the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination. In the remaining two years of the Ph.D. program the candidate is expected to complete the research and writing of a Ph.D. dissertation.
At the present, there are approximately 100 graduate students. In keeping with METU's tradition of an international student body, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration encourages the presence of foreign students.
Fields of Study
Political Science, Public Administration
B.S., METU; M.A., Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College.
Political Sociology, Turkish Political Life, Women's Human Rights, Women and Education
Aksoy, Şinasi: B.A., Ankara University; M.P.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California.
Bureaucracy, Personnel Administration, Public Service Provision and Privatization
B.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Kent at Canterbury.
Turkish Politics, Political Parties, Women in Politics, Gender and Ethnicity
B.A., Ankara University; PhD., Paris University ( Paris III).
Political Theory, Mass Communication, Comparative Politics
B.A., M.A., Heidelberg University; Ph.D. Marburg University.
Political Thought, Migration Movements, Social Policy
Şengül, H. Tarık: B.CP, M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Kent at Canterbury.
Urban Social and Political Theory, Local Government, Urban Survival Strategies, Political Geography
Üstüner, Yılmaz: B.S., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
Theory of Public Administration, Organisational Theory, Administrative Reform
Akçalı, Pınar: B.S., METU; Ph.D., Miami University.
Comparative Politics, Comparative Ethnicity, Central Asia
Aslan Akman, Canan: B.S., METU; M.A., Trinity College, University of Dublin; Ph.D., McGill University.
Gender and Politics, Turkish Politics, Democratization and Political Parties, Israeli Politics
Aşçıoğlu Öz, Gamze: B.A., Ankara University; L.L.M., University of Nottingham; Ph.D., Ankara University.
Competition Law, European Union Law, Commercial Law
Deveci, Cem: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D. Carleton University.
Political Thought, Contemporary Political Theory, Liberalism, Ethics
Erdoğan, Necmi: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., Lancaster University.
Cultural Theory, Popular Culture, Turkish Politics
Ertuğrul Kürşad: B.S., METU; M.A., Leeds University; Ph.D., METU.
Turkish Politics, European Political Theory, European Identity and Turkish Modernisation
Üstüner, Fahriye: B.S., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
Theory of Democracy, Contemporary Political Theory, Turkish Political Life
Yalman, Galip: B.S., METU; M.A., Southampton University; Ph.D., Manchester University.
State Theory, Political Economy of Turkey, Comparative Political Theory
Çakmur, Barış: B.S., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
Mass Communication, Political Theory, PoliticalEconomy of Culture
Eren, İpek: B.S., METU; M.A., London School of Economics; Ph. D., Sussex University.
Politics and Theory of Development, Transnationalisation, Politics of Regulation, Industrial Politics
PH.D PROGRAMS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
- Politics of Urban space
- Classical Political Thought
- Comparative Ethnicity
- Theories Of The State
- Politics And Society In Latin America
- Cultural Politics
- Turkish Politics And Political Participation
- Ideology And Culture
- Reading Hannah Arendt
- Ethics & Politics: Reading Aristotle, Kant & Hegel
- Issues In Public Personnel Administration
- Political Sociology
- Current Issues In Public Administration Theory
- Technology And Organizations
- Advanced Studies In Political Theory
- Eighteenth Century Political Thought
- Political Economy Of Urban Space
- Advanced Studies In Comparative Government
- Ethics And Public Administration
- Contemporary Issues In Law Justice Right
- Post Modernism And Radical Democracy
- Readings On Central Asian Perspectives
- Bureaucracy, Politics And Public Policy
- Ideology And Political Behavior
- Advanced Policy Analysis
- Law And Transgression
- Culture And Organizations
- Ph.D. Dissertation
- State And Society In Europe
- Public Participation Of Turkish Labor Migrant In Western Europe
- Issues In Turkish Cultural History
- Media And Society
- Theory Of Public Administration
- Authority, Power And Social Structure
- Contemporary Theories Of Political Science
- Turkish Politics
- Political Economy Of Communication
- Studies In Politics Of Identity And Cons
- Advanced Policy Analysis
- Culture And Organizations