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Call for Papers

Social Networks, in conjunction for the Political Network Section of
the American Political Association, invites papers for a special issue
devoted to the topic of political networks.  Submissions should either
highlight the role of relational theories and methods for the study of
political questions or speak to the unique contributions that
political networks can bring to the broader study of networks.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, analysis of
policy-making networks; the intersection of technology and politics;
examinations of social influence in political behavior;
re-conceptualization of power and conflict in international relations;
organizational behavior both within and between governments; methods
developed for the study of political networks; theoretical models of
political interactions; and/or similar topics.  Consistent with the
mission of Social Networks, we welcome submissions from the diverse
disciplines, theories, and methodologies that address the core theme
of the issue.

All submissions are subject to double-blind review and will be judged
on the degree to which they make a contribution to the study of
political networks.  Interested parties should submit a 2-3 page
summary of the paper along with key references to Scott McClurg
([log in to unmask]) or David Lazer ([log in to unmask]) by January 15,
2011.  Potential contributors will be invited to submit their papers
for full review soon thereafter.  The anticipated date of publication
is summer 2012.

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