With support from the National Science Foundation, the 3rd Annual Political Networks Conference will be held at Duke University from May 19-21, 2010.
This conference is intended for scholars in the social sciences, especially political science, who are interested in the application of network approaches to the study of political phenomena. This includes scholars with established research programs in this area as well as scholars who are simply curious to learn more about the network perspective and how it might apply in the political realm.
As such the meeting is organized with three main threads:
The first consists of didactic, workshop sessions about the nuts and bolts of network analysis. During the first day, Professor Matthew Jackson (William D. Eberle Professor of Economics, Stanford University) will convene a session on advanced network models from an economic perspective, basing his instruction on his recent book, "Social and Economic Networks" (Princeton University Press, 2008). Professor Carter Butts (Department of Sociology, University of California, Irvine) will convene a session on network analysis in International Relations.
The conference will consider a wide range of proposals for papers on political networks including, but not limited to, studies on international trade networks, networks of ethnic conflict, discussion networks among voters, interest group and party coalitions, and industry-agency networks. Studies at the individual, organizational, local, state, national, and international levels are all welcome. To apply to present, submit your proposal. Proposals are due February 15, 2010. Decisions will be made by March 15.
The third thread will consist of a social program, including opening as well as closing receptions, and a social event that will include a wide variety of network scholars in the Research Triangle community.
Graduate students and recent Ph.Ds. may apply for a stipend (up to $1000) to support their attendance at the meeting. Support may be requested for transportation, lodging, and registration. Applications are due February 15, 2010, and support decisions will be made by March 15.
The Program Chair is Michael T. Heaney (University of Michigan) and the local host and coordinator is Michael D. Ward (Duke University).
We hope all your questions will be answered by perusing this Web Site, but if not, feel free to email Program Chair Michael Heaney (University of Michigan, firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Michael D. Ward (email@example.com), local host and conference coordinator.