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Sunbelt 2022 Cairns

Call: "Political Networks"

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Event Details

The Political Networks ECPR Standing Group calls for paper abstracts for the Sunbelt INSNA Conference to be held in a hybrid regime between 12-16 July 2022 in Cairns, Australia


We welcome your proposals to the Political Networks session.

The Session aims to provide a multidisciplinary space of convergence for scholars that, while holding diverse research interests in the study of politics, policy-making and political behavior share an analytic approach to network processes in political life, coupled with strong attention to the integration of theory and empirical data. Political networks are conceived of in a broad sense - as defined around political actors, events that are relevant to the political biographies of individuals as well as around the use of digital communication technologies within political dynamics, among others. Thus, ties can consist of exchanges of resources, information, and symbols, as well as of collaborations and communications that may occur both on- and offline. Substantive issues that researchers in political networks have been dealing with are policy networks around climate change on the local, national, and international levels, networks of social movement organizations, comparisons of networks across different institutional contexts, or political interactions within new social media, among others.

The proposals (title, up to 200 words abstract, keywords, and author details) have to be submitted until February 6 (23:59 Anywhere on Earth) via the Sunbelt website using an EasyChair application where you need to have a registered account: 

In case you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the session organizers (see below).


Thanks and all the best,

Manuel Fischer, Eawag and University of Bern,

Dimitris Christopoulos, MODUL University Vienna, 

James Hollway, Graduate Institute, Geneva,

Petr Ocelik, Masaryk University,