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*Journal of Political Power*
*Special Issue on “Network Analysis of Political Power”*

Dear Colleagues,

Please, consider this call for papers for a “Journal of Political Power”
Special Issue on “Network Analysis of Political Power.”

*Special Issue Focus:*
Power is a central concept in social and political sciences yet one of the
most troublesome in terms of empirical research. We believe network
analysis can help to understand how and why power is used by different
actors while taking into account relative and relational nature of
political power as well as changing conditions of domestic and
international politics.
This special issue presents network analysis methods for the political
power. We welcome papers that link theory to practice, propose systematic
testing of theoretical models with network data and demonstrate original
network approaches to analysis of political power. We invite contributions
that share a commitment to a rigorous conceptual analysis of power and
focus on distinct forms of power in networks, which include, but are not
restricted to, power-as-control and power-as-access, networking power,
network power, networked power and network-making power. We are especially
looking for papers covering topics connected to conceptualization and
measures of power, analysis of nodal positions in networks and to issues
associated with construction of corresponding indexes.

*Guest Editors:*
Alina V. Vladimirova (IOS RAS)
Fuad T. Aleskerov (NRU HSE)
Giulio Gallarotti (Wesleyan University)
Journal Homepage: 

*Deadline for Extended Abstracts:* December 15, 2017 (2 pages)
*Deadline for Papers:* April 15, 2018
You may send your abstract and manuscript now or up until the deadline at
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*Submission Guidelines:*

Manuscripts must not have been previously published, nor be under
consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers previously published in
conference proceedings are eligible for submission in a case of a
substantial revision (please, indicate the previous publication in the
cover letter).

Manuscripts should meet the Journal of Political Power submission criteria
and include an abstract (no more than 100 words). A manuscript length of
approximately 20-30 pages of text is preferred (no more than 10,000 words,
not including abstract, references, figures and tables, LaTeX and MS Word
templates attached to this message).
Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by editors, it will then
be double-blind peer-reviewed by independent, anonymous, expert referees.

For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions
for authors at the journal website: 

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Best regards,
Alina V. Vladimirova

Research Committee on Political Power
International Political Science Association

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