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Networks in the Global World (NetGloW’18)
Session: Networks of the Asia-Pacific Region

July 4-6, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Russia
Deadline: January 15, 2018 (abstracts up to 300 words at
The number of presentations per person at the NetGloW’18 is not limited.


Dear Socnetters,

Please consider submitting your work to our session “Networks of the Asia-Pacific Region” at the conference “Networks in the Global World” taking place at Saint Petersburg State University (Russia), July 4-6, 2018.

Session: Networks of the Asia-Pacific Region
This session is co-organized in collaboration with the Center for Southeast Asia, Australia, and Oceania at the Institute of Oriental Studies RAS to discuss applications of network analysis in Asia-Pacific area studies. We would like to encourage papers that present a network approach to issues associated with the role of the region in the international system: analysis of relations within this most diverse group of states and societies in the world, analysis of countries roles as economic and military powers and, finally, analysis of actors and factors influencing global economic growth dynamics. We also welcome contributions that share a commitment to the rigorous network analysis of volatile international conflicts and focus on such cases as territorial disputes in the South China Sea. We especially invite scholars that deal with the evolution of international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, that model and compare its bilateral and multilateral types.

For details, please, contact the session chair Alina V. Vladimirova at [log in to unmask] 

Looking forward to your paper proposals!


Standard Fee: 50 EUR
MA and PhD Students Fee: 20 EUR
Workshop Fee: Participation in a workshop does not involve an additional fee.

The NetGloW organizers will cover accommodation of MA and PhD students who submitted the best abstracts.

Visa Support:
Registered authors coming from abroad will receive official Visa invitations and get other support in obtaining the Russian Visa from the NetGloW organizers.

NetGloW series took off in 2012, with the conference subtitled “Structural Transformations in Europe, the US and Russia”, and hosted researchers, political practitioners and business representatives from all around the world to highlight the challenges catalyzed by the growing importance of networks in the world and to reflect on these societal transformations.
In 2018, the main conference topic is devoted to the principles bringing to life various kinds of networks, whether those are inter-personal networks, semantic networks, organizational networks, material networks, spatial networks, or other.

The conference will feature a selection of workshops and round tables.
The number of presentations per person is not limited. Abstracts for each presentation are to be submitted separately, by filling in the submission form.

The following keynote and invited speakers confirmed their presence at the conference:

Tom Snijders, University of Groningen
Peter Bearman, Columbia University
John Levi-Martin, University of Chicago
Sophie Mützel, University of Lucerne
Nina Kolleck, Free University of Berlin
Christof Parnreiter, University of Hamburg
Johan Koskinen, University of Manchester
IIna Hellsten, University of Amsterdam
Camille Roth, Sciences Po, Paris
Peng Wang, Swinburne University of Technology


Best regards,
Alina V. Vladimirova

Research Fellow
Center for Southeast Asia, Australia, and Oceania
Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Research Committee on Political Power
International Political Science Association

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