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Important Dates:

March 1, 2017 – Deadline for Paper Proposals and Fellowships

April 28, 2017 – Early Registration ends

May 31, 2017 – Last Day to Register

The program chairs and host committee are pleased to invite proposal submissions for the Tenth Annual Political Network Conference and Workshops at the Ohio State University, June 14-17, 2017.

We seek proposals for individual papers, posters, and 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. 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 political networks 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 policy.

To submit an individual paper or poster proposal, please submit a title and abstract of no more than 250 words. Three-paper panels may also be submitted; to do so, please note the title of the panel in each paper submission. A limited number of travel fellowships will be available. Fellowship applications must be submitted concurrently with paper/poster proposals.

Note: If you are applying for a fellowship as a co-author on a paper that someone else is submitting, fill out the proposal submission with your contact information and the name of your paper and write in the abstract section that your co-author is the submitting author.

The call for proposals is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted.