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Dear Socnetters,
there will be an organized session on social networks in climate change at the 3rd European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN) taking place at Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz (Germany), September 26-29, 2017.
Please consider submitting abstracts for the session "Climate change networks".  Submission deadline is March 31st.
Best regards,
Bettina Lelong, Britta Rösener, Marco Schmitt & Martin Stark
Organized session at the 3rd European Conference on Social Networks at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, 26.-29. September 2017
Call for Presentations
"Climate change networks"
The challenges of climate change are a multi-level network problem. Coping with climate change requires joint efforts and cooperation between state, businesses and civil society on a global, national or local level. However, these joint efforts often fail due to missing interfaces and differences in the underlying logic of the actions of the involved actors. So social networks in climate change indeed seem to be an particular rich field of study for network analysts. Not surprisingly, a lot of discipline specific research on climate change networks has been done in recent years.
Therefore, a survey and systematization of all these different endeavours is much needed. Furthermore, the complexity of most research questions in this rather new thematic field seems to require at least some degree of transdisciplinary cooperation and an undogmatic combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods and data.
The aim of the session is to provide an overview of the current state of research on climate change networks across the disciplines, the used methods and the underlying data. The session also seeks to enhance the necessary transdisciplinary collaboration in this complex and exciting new field of research.
The session on climate change networks invites contributions from researchers of all disciplines working on social networks in climate change, be it on the global, national, local or urban level, be it about climate change protection (mitigation) or climate change adaption. Covered network modes and topics may include personal, complete or multi-modal networks, policy and discourse networks, social movements, social media, organizational networks, innovation and socio-technical transitions.
Abstract submission:
Please hand in your abstract via the conference website (http://www.eusn2017.uni-mainz.de/)         
and indicate the name of the session: "Climate change networks".                                                 
Abstract submission deadline is March 31st.
Session organizers:
Bettina Lelong (ILS Research Institute, Aachen)
Britta Rösener (RWTH Aachen University)
Marco Schmitt (RWTH Aachen University)
Martin Stark (ILS Research Institute, Aachen)
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