Orhanli - Tuzla
Work package 15 - Dynamics of Political Communication
This workpackage, the responsibility of SU, utilises the voter and media data from PIREDEU/EES and CSES to analyse the relationship between media systems, media coverage and elite and mass behaviour. Contextual data on media and party systems will be merged with media content data and voter data. These data will be analysed using advanced techniques of multi-level analysis. Tasks: 1. Develop literature review, research question and research design; 2. Analyse available data employing advanced quantitative techniques and experimental techniques 3. Issue final report; 4. Produce research paper for submission; 5. Undertake training in key methodologies and complementary skills.
Lead partner institution
University of Sabanci
Start and end dates
1 October 2009 - 30 September 2012
Early Stage Researcher (ESR)
I am particularly interested in political communication and electoral behaviour. During my bachelor programme in Political Science at the "Institut d'Etudes Politiques" of Grenoble, France, I studied those issues by focusing on political systems and political parties, and I did my thesis on the emergence of S. Berlusconi in the Italian political system. Then during my master degree in European Communication Studies at the Univeristy of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, I emphasized on political discourse within the context of electoral campaigns, and investigated the persuasiveness of McCain's and Obama's political rhetoric during the 2008 US Presidential elections.
During my PhD I wish to pursue my research on the relationship between media and voters, particularly regarding the cognitive processing of information and its eventual impact on electoral behaviour. My hobbies include cross-country skiing, hikking and juggling.
During my ELECDEM research contract I undertook periods of secondment at Kieskompas (Amsterdam The Netherlands) and CEVIPOF (Paris France).