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Dear socnetters,

International Scientific Conference

will be held at St. Petersburg (Russia) on June 22-24 2012.

The objective of the conference is to find responses to the challenges
arising from the increasing influence of networks in contemporary
societies and the consequent structural transformations in Europe,
Russia and the US by joining the efforts of representatives of various
scientific schools and disciplines.

Central themes (for details see: http://www.ngw.spbu.ru/node/6):
- Inter-firm networks and the development of global markets.
- Network analysis of public policy.
- Academic communities: Network approaches to research.
- Knowledge networks and innovations in the global world.

- St. Petersburg State University.
- Centre for German and European Studies (St. Petersburg State
University – Bielefeld University).
- Junior Sociologists Network of International Sociological Association.
- Russian Political Science Association.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
- Martin Everett, University of Manchester (UK).
- Kathleen Carley, Carnegie Mellon University (US).
- David Stark, Columbia University (US).
- Val Burris, University of Oregon (US).
- Andreas Vasilache, University of Bielefeld (Germany).
- Wesley J. Johnston, Georgia State University (US).
- Kristian Möller, Aalto University (Finland).
- Vadim Radaev, National Research University – Higher School of
Economics (Russia).
- Vera Minina, St. Petersburg State University (Russia).
- Olga Tretyak, National Research University – Higher School of
Economics (Russia).

Key dates:
Abstracts up to 200 words are to be submitted online by February 1
2012 at www.ngw.spbu.ru. Authors of accepted papers will receive their
invitations via e-mail by February 20 2012 and will be asked to
provide full papers (up to 6000 words) by March 20 2012. Selected
papers will be published in a peer-reviewed journal after the

Organizational issues: Elena Tykanova, [log in to unmask]
Conference public relations: Anna Tsareva, [log in to unmask]

Conference concept, program, deadlines and other information can be
found at: www.ngw.spbu.ru.

Look forward to meeting you in St. Petersburg!

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