***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** NETWORKS, COLLECTIVE ACTION, AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS Call for papers for the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXIII to be held on February 12-16th, 2003 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico (for more information about the conference, see http://www.iimas.unam.mx/sunbeltxxiii.htm). Social network analysis has been applied to many topics regarding collective action and social movements. Empirical studies have been conducted on various topics like the effects of personal networks on recruitment, the effects of population network conditions on overcoming the free rider problem, and the effect of inter-organizational network structure on success. The importance of networks in theory is growing, leading even to attempts to reformulate social movement theory as social network theory. We look forward to theoretical and empirical papers about these topics (and more). Please submit your abstracts directly to the organizers, Chris Baerveldt and Paulette Lloyd, by December 1, 2002: [log in to unmask] [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.