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Dear all,

Please consider submitting an abstract to the special track of the Sunbelt conference in Paris, France, in June, 2020 on “Negative Ties and Signed Graphs” .
Submission URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sunbelt2020
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Session organizers:
·       Filip Agneessens (University of Trento, Italy)
·       Samin Aref (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany)
·       Nicholas Harrigan (Macquarie University, Australia)
·       Giuseppe (Joe) Labianca (LINKS Network Analysis Center, University of Kentucky)
·       Zachary Neal (Michigan State University)
Organised Session Description:
This organized session focuses on the co-existence of positive and negative ties in networks and the need to study them together in order to better understand network content and dynamics. We encourage a wide range of submissions.  Example works include (but are not limited to): Methods and measures pertaining to negative ties and signed graphs; understanding the inner workings of political and legal bodies such as legislatures or courts; understanding how threats within a network create needs for allies, and the implications for nodal power; examining where bullying emerges in schools or organizations; how perception of negative ties poses unique challenges in organizational research; examining how relational ambivalence affects relational trajectories; and how subgroup fault lines affect intra- and inter-group conflict.
Please don't forget to choose the 'Negative Ties and Signed Graphs' organised session when submitting your abstract.

For more information use the following link: https://www.insna.org/call-for-oral-presentations-and-posters

Looking forward to seeing you in Paris!

Nick (for the session organisers)


Dr Nicholas Harrigan
Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Department of Sociology
Macquarie University NSW 2109 Australia
Mobile/Messaging: +61 490 911 666
Skype ID: nick_harrigan
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