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For those of you who missed the original deadline and would still like to join us in Ann Arbor for the 2011 Political Networks Summer Meeting and Workshops, the paper proposal deadline has been extended to Sunday, 20 March 2011. To submit a proposal, register, find accommodations, or obtain other information, please visit http://sitemaker.umich.edu/fordschool-pnc
4th Annual Political Networks Summer Meeting and Workshops
Call for Papers
The 4th Annual Political Networks Summer Meeting and Workshops will be held June 14-18, 2011 at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Approximately 150-200 political networks scholars from around the world are expected to be in attendance.
The study of political networks serves a key role in understanding governance, as politics is largely driven by relationships between actors, agencies, and institutions. A greater recognition of these relationships has begun to change the study of politics. We are soliciting papers that apply network ideas, from substantive insights to methodological innovations, to topics related to American politics, international relations, comparative politics, political theory, public administration, political methodology, or other areas of politics. We are particularly interested in proposals that are not only descriptive, but that also make causal claims with clear identification strategies. Submissions are encouraged from a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields including, but not limited to, political science, sociology, economics, public policy, anthropology, psychology, business, information systems, mathematics, physics, and complex systems.
The full meeting will kick off on June 16 with an opening reception and keynote address by Garry Robins, University of Melbourne. A full schedule of panel presentations begins on June 17 and 18. Mark Newman of the University of Michigan will give the plenary address on June 17.
Due to the success of the training sessions held in prior years at Harvard and Duke, workshop offerings at this year's event have been expanded. The first three days will be devoted to didactic sessions on network methodology by leading experts in the field, including Garry Robins, Steve Borgatti, Mark Newman, Carter Butts, Meredith Rolfe, and Michael Heaney.
Sessions are scheduled as follows:
June 14: Beginning Workshop on Network Analysis (assumes no prior training)
June 15: Computer Applications in Network Analysis
June 16: Specialized Workshops in Network Analysis and Keynote Address (5pm)
June 17: Meeting Panels, Plenary Address, and Poster Session
June 18: Meeting Panels, Plenary Panel, and Business Meeting
March 15: Deadline for proposals
April 1: Invitations to conference announced
April 15: Deadline to confirm or decline invitations
May 1: Deadline for early registration
NSF-funded fellowships are available to support graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty to attend the conference and workshops. Scholars and students from outside the U.S. are also eligible to apply. The fellowship amount will be pro-rated to cover the number of workshop days. Conference attendance is required for all fellowship recipients.
To submit a proposal, register, apply for funding, find accommodations, or obtain other information, please visit http://sitemaker.umich.edu/fordschool-pnc
Meredith Rolfe, University of Oxford ([log in to unmask])
Betsy Sinclair, University of Chicago ([log in to unmask])
University of Michigan Host Committee
Michael T. Heaney, Chair ([log in to unmask])
Philip B. K. Potter, Co-Chair
Robert J. Franzese, Jr.
Elisabeth R. Gerber
William G. Jacoby
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