Bengü Hosch-Dayican

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Former Postdoctoral Researcher

General information

Bengü Hosch-Dayican (1976) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Public Administration (former Department of Political Science and Research Methods). Since July 2012 she works within the research project “Transforming social media contents to political data”, which is being funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Bengü completed her undergraduate and master studies in Political Science and Sociology at the Universities of Istanbul (Turkey) and Stuttgart (Germany) and received her PhD degree in political science from the University of Twente. In December 2010, she defended her dissertation with the title “Political Involvement and Democracy: How Benign is the Future of Post-Industrial Politics?”, which is a cross-country analysis of the influences of societal modernization on new forms of political participation. Since then she has worked as a lecturer in political science at the University of Münster (Germany) and has been a fellow researcher at the University of Twente.

Research interests

Political attitudes, political participation, electoral behavior, societal change, empirical research methods


  • Hosch-Dayican, Bengü 2011: ‘Individualisering en politiek vertrouwen in Nederland. Welke rol spelen waardenoriëntaties?’ In: Rudy Andeweg and Jacques Thomassen (red.): De democratie doorgelicht: evaluatie van het Nederlandse democratische bestel. Leiden: Leiden University Press, pp. 45-63.
  • Hosch-Dayican, Bengü 2010: Political Involvement and Democracy. How Benign is the Future of Post-Industrial Politics? Dissertation, Enschede: Ipskamp Print Partners.
  • Dayican, Bengü, Bas Denters and Henk van der Kolk 2010: ‘Associations and Political Empowerment’, in: William A. Maloney and Jan W. van Deth (eds.): Civil Society and Activism in Europe. Contextualising engagement and political orientations. London: Routledge, pp. 56-76.

Conference Papers

  • Hosch-Dayican, Bengü 2011: Populist party choice in Germany and the Netherlands. The protest vote hypothesis revisited. Paper presented at the 10th Dutch-Flemish Political Science Conference (Politicologenetmaal), Amsterdam, 9-10 June 2011.
  • Dayican, Bengü 2009: How Benign is the Future of Postindustrial Politics? Postmodern Citizenship and Political Involvement in Twelve European Democracies. Paper presented at the 8th Dutch-Flemish Political Science Conference (Politicologenetmaal), Workshop “Generational Differences in Political Involvement”, Berg en Dal, 28-29 May 2009.
  • Bäck, Hanna and Bengü Dayican 2008: Protest Behavior in European Societies. The Role of Individual Incentives and the Political Context. Paper presented at the 7th Dutch-Flemish Political Science Conference (Politicologenetmaal), Berg en Dal, 29-30 May 2008.
  • Bäck, Hanna, Bengü Dayican and Kaat Smets 2007: Contextual Explanations to Non-Electoral Forms of Political Participation: A Cross-Country Analysis. Paper presented at the 4th ECPR General Conference, Pisa, 6-8 September 2007.
  • Bäck, Hanna, Bengü Dayican and Kaat Smets 2007: Patterns of Non-Electoral Forms of Political Participation: A Cross-Country Analysis. Paper presented at the 6th Dutch-Flemish Political Science Conference (Politicologenetmaal), Antwerp, 31 May-1 June 2007.

Curriculum Vitae

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