German Professors in the Second Constitutional Era: Friedrich Hoffmann’s Thoughts on Law and Economics Education in Turkey


DOI: 10.16917/sd.70307

OnlineFirst published on September 20, 2016

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Friedrich Hoffmann was a German economist who gave lectures at Istanbul University between 1915 and 1918. He also published articles in Turkish reviews by which he introduced German historicist economic understanding to Ottoman intellectuals and students. Besides his work in Istanbul, after his return to Germany he published a crucial article on teaching Law and Economics in the Turkish high school system. In this article, Hoffmann put forth his views on the modernization of the Turkish educational system: the basic problem being the discrepancy between theory and praxis. Furthermore, in his article, Hoffmann presented three curriculums of law education in Turkey for different periods in history, which lent specific information on the Turkish educational system in the beginning of the 20th century.

Friedrich Hoffmann • Higher education in Turkey • Law education • Economics education • Turkish–German educational relationships • Istanbul University

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