Suat Alper OrhanM.A.

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24943 Flensburg


Seminar für Politikwissenschaft und Politikdidaktik
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Academic Background

Suat Alper Orhan is a research assistant and a PhD candidate at Europa-Universität Flensburg. His doctoral research revolves around the left-wing political parties in Western Europe and their positions on immigration and policy-making processes.
He completed his Master's Degree at EUF in European Studies, where his thesis focused on the radical right-wing parties in the United Kingdom and their economic and immigration policies. Prior to the M.A., he graduated from Koç University in Istanbul with a degree in International Relations and Political Science. He was a student assistant in a research project about non-state armed groups and international support during this period.
His research interests are left-wing political parties, populism, immigration and intra-party structures.


Orhan, S. A. (2024). From dissent to cohesion: Immigration policy shift and intra-party dynamics in the Danish Social Democratic Party. Party Politics, 1-12. doi: 10.1177/13540688241234785

Orhan, S. A. (2024). How do intra-party dynamics impact the party elite’s immigration policy manoeuvres? The Case of German Social Democrats. Acta Politica, 1-23. doi: 10.1057/s41269-024-00330-0

Orhan, S. A. (2023). The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and Immigration Policies: An Intra-Party Perspective. German Politics, 1-29. doi: 10.1080/09644008.2023.2227136