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Dear colleagues

If you’re working on any type and aspect of political networks, please consider submitting a paper proposal to the EUSN European Conference on Social Networks (Mainz, September 26-29 2017). The session’s abstract can be found here (p.17).

Please submit your abstract before March 31 2017 here. And please spread the word in your networks!


Hope to see many of you there! Best, Manuel




Manuel Fischer, PhD


Department of Environmental Social Sciences (ESS)

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)


New publications:

Fischer, Manuel, and Isabelle Schläpfer (2017). Metagovernance and policy forum outputs in Swiss environmental policy. Environmental Politics.

Weible, Christopher, Tanya Heikkila, Karin Ingold, and Manuel Fischer (2016). Policy Debates on Hydraulic Fracturing.

Fischer, Manuel (2016). Institutions and policy networks in Europe. Oxford Handbook of Political Networks.

Ingold, Karin, Manuel Fischer, and Paul Cairney (2016). Drivers for Policy Agreement in Nascent Subsystems: An Application of the Advocacy Coalition Framework to Fracking Policy in Switzerland and the UK. The Policy Studies Journal.

Cairney, Paul, Karin Ingold, and Manuel Fischer (2016). Fracking in the UK and Switzerland: why differences in policymaking systems don’t always produce different outputs and outcomes. Policy & Politics.

Ingold, Karin, Manuel Fischer, Cheryl de Boer and Peter Molinga (2016). Water Management Across Borders, Scales and Sectors: Recent Developments and Future Challenges in Water Policy Analysis. Environmental Policy and Governance.

Metz, Florence and Manuel Fischer (2016). Policy Diffusion in the Context of International River Basin Management. Environmental Policy and Governance.

Fischer, Manuel and Pascal Sciarini (2016). Drivers of Collaboration in Political Decision Making: A Cross-Sector Perspective. The Journal of Politics.

Fischer, Manuel and Martino Maggetti (2016). Qualitative Comparative Analysis and the Study of Policy Processes. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis.

Fischer, Manuel, Karin Ingold, Pascal Sciarini and Frédéric Varone (2016). Dealing with bad guys: actor- and process-level determinants of the “devil shift” in policy making. Journal of Public Policy.

Kunz, Nadja C, Manuel Fischer, Karin Ingold, and Janet G Hering (2016). Drivers for and against municipal wastewater recycling: a review. Water Science and Technology.



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