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Dear all,

If you’re working on political networks, please consider submitting a paper proposal to the EUSN European Conference on Social Networks (June 14-17, 2016, Paris). The session’s abstract can be found at http://eusn2016.sciencesconf.org/89314.

Please submit your abstract before 16 February 2016 to the conference homepage http://eusn2016.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/4, and spread the word among your contacts.

Best, Manuel



Manuel Fischer, PhD


Department of Environmental Social Sciences (ESS)

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)

Überlandstrasse 133

8600 Dübendorf



New publications:

Fischer, Manuel (2015). Collaboration patterns, external shocks and uncertainty: Swiss nuclear energy politics before and after Fukushima. Energy Policy.

Fischer, Manuel and Pascal Sciarini (2015). Drivers of Collaboration in Political Decision Making: A Cross-Sector Perspective. The Journal of Politics.

Fischer, Manuel and Philip Leifeld (2015). Policy forums: Why do they exist and what are they used for? Policy Sciences.

Sciarini, Pascal, Manuel Fischer and Denise Traber (2015). Political Decision-Making in Switzerland. The Consensus Model under Pressure. Palgrave Macmillan.

Fischer, Manuel and Pascal Sciarini (2015). Unpacking reputational power: Intended and unintended determinants of the assessment of actors’ power. Social Networks.

Kunz, Nadja, Manuel Fischer, Karin Ingold, and Janet Hering (2015). Why Do Some Water Utilities Recycle More than Others? A Qualitative Comparative Analysis in New South Wales, Australia. Environmental Science & Technology.

Fischer, Manuel, Karin Ingold, Pascal Sciarini, and Frédéric Varone (2015). Dealing with bad guys: actor- and process-level determinants of the “devil shift” in policy making. Journal of Public Policy.

Fischer, Manuel (2015). Institutions and coalitions in policy processes: a cross-sectoral comparison. Journal of Public Policy.


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