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Osman Sahin


  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom


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Research interests

Dr. Osman Sahin earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in International Relations from Koç University, Istanbul in 2005 and 2008 respectively. He was accepted to political science Ph.D. program of Sabanci University in 2009 where he successfully defended his dissertation on democratic consolidation in 2016. Throughout his career, Osman worked individually and as a team member in several research projects including a TUBITAK project where his partner and he made a nation-wide research on people’s attitudes towards democracy and rule of law in Turkey. Osman Sahin was also a consultant to KONDA, a public research company, in its April 2015 research on women in Turkey. He conducted face-to-face interviews in different cities of Turkey.  In Summer 2017, Osman coordinated a project on seasonal migrant workers in hazelnut sector. This project financed by Fair Labor Association and conducted in collaboration with Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security and U.S. Department of Labor.

Osman has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in several universities and published articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has expertise on qualitative and quantitative research methods. Currently, he works as a research fellow for DEMOS - Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe. This Horizon 2020 funded research project explores the practical value of 'democratic efficacy' as the condition of political engagement needed to address the challenge of populism in Europe. Osman's research interests include populism, authoritarianism, democratic breakdown and ethnic conflict.

Education/Academic qualification

Sabancı Üniversitesi


Award Date: 1 May 2016

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Research Output

  • 3 Article
  • 1 Commissioned report

Türkiye’de Devlet-Sivil Toplum Kuruluslari Iliskisi ve Sivil Toplum Kuruluslarina Katilim

Translated title of the contribution: The relationship between the state and civil society organizations, and participation in civil society organizations in TurkeySahin, O. & Akboga, S., 29 Sep 2019, In : International Journal of Political Science and Urban Studies. 7, 2, p. 405-427 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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    Ethnic identity and perceptions of the police in Turkey: the case of Kurds and Turks

    Sahin, O. & Akboga, S., 13 Oct 2018, In : Policing and Society. 29, 8, p. 985-1000 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 57 Downloads (Pure)

    Hazelnut Barometer - Procurement Price Study

    Levent, H., Yukseker, D., Sahin, O., Sert, D. & Erkose, Y., 12 Dec 2018, Fair Labor Association. 40 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • 79 Downloads (Pure)

    Türkiye’de Demokrasi Algilari: Cinsiyet, Etnik ve Dini Dinamikler

    Translated title of the contribution: Perceptions of Democracy in Turkey: Gender, Ethnic, and Religious DynamicsAkboga, S. & Sahin, O., 28 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Economy Culture and Society. 57, p. 1-28

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 36 Downloads (Pure)