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The Thirteenth Annual Political Networks (“PolNet”) Conference and Workshops will be held May 28th-30th 2020 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Program Chairs and Host Committee are pleased to invite proposal submissions.
We seek proposals for individual
papers, posters, or organized panels that engage in rigorous
theoretical and/or empirical research on the application of
networks to politics and policy. We also welcome contributions
that develop novel methodological approaches to the analysis of
political networks. We aim to have a conference that represents
research from a broad range of subfields and methodologies, and
submissions are encouraged from scholars in political science or
related disciplines including sociology, communications,
psychology, public policy, and computer science. Methodological
approaches may include, but are not limited to, statistical
studies, laboratory and field experiments, ethnography, formal
models, and computer simulations. Topics presented at past
conferences include investigations of individual political
behavior; interactions of individuals with traditional and
online media; activist participation in interest groups, social
movements, and political parties; interest group and corporate
relationships with government agencies and officials;
relationships within and among local, state, and federal
government agencies; legislator communications and alliance
formation; the political implications of international trade
flows; ethnic cooperation and conflict; international alliances,
organizations, and conflict; and a wide range of other political
topics. The PolNet conference has played a key role in
stimulating research and developing our field, increasing the
role of network data and concepts in the study of politics and
To submit an individual paper or poster proposal, or to submit an organized panel, please use this link: https://umassamherst.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8kw2CbMJy9HpUSF
For full consideration, proposals must be submitted by February 28, 2020.
Decisions regarding proposals will be announced by March 23, 2020.
The learning workshops will be held the full day of May 28th, with several intermediate and advanced workshop sessions to choose from that day. There will also be an ‘absolute beginners’ workshop held through the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) the day before, on May 27th, for those that are interested. Do mark your calendars, and we look forward to seeing you!
University of Massachusetts Amherst Host Committee
Justin Gross [log in to unmask]
Kevin L Young [log in to unmask]
Meredith Rolfe [log in to unmask]
Rebecca Blum, Miami University of Ohio [log in to unmask]
Olga Chyzh, Iowa State University [log in to unmask]
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