June 26-29, 2013 6th Annual Political Networks Workshops & Conference Bloomington, IN
"Political Networks in an Interdisciplinary World":  Polnet 2013 @ Indiana University

Day 1 Panels

Panel ID Day Time Room Panel Title
1-1 FRI 9-10:30a Oak Twitter Political Networks
1-2 FRI 9-10:30a Walnut Legislative Networks
1-3 FRI 9-10:30a Maple International Conflict and Cooperation Networks
1-4 FRI 9-10:30a Dogwood Immigration and Political Networks
2-1 FRI 11a-12:30p Walnut Political Discussion Networks
2-3 FRI 11a-12:30p Maple Environmental Policy Networks
2-4 FRI 11a-12:30p Dogwood Advances in Statistical Models of Political Networks
3-1 FRI 2-3:30p Oak Health Policy Networks
3-2 FRI 2-3:30p Walnut Mathematical Models of Political Networks
3-3 FRI 2-3:30p Maple Community Detection in Political Networks
3-4 FRI 2-3:30p Dogwood Experiments in Political Networks

1-1: Twitter Political Networks

Time: Friday, 9-10:30 am
Room: Oak

Chair: Sandra González-Bailón (University of Oxford)

Pablo Barberá (New York University) "Birds of the Same Feather Tweet Together. Bayesian Ideal Point Estimation Using Twitter Data"

Sandra González-Bailón (University of Oxford) "The Bridges and Brokers of Global Campaigns in the context of Social Media"
Co-author: Ning Wang (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford).

Derek Ruths (McGill University) "Political Orientation Inference on Twitter: It's not easy!"
Co-author: Raviv Cohen (McGill University).

Ingmar Weber (Qatar Foundation)  "Secular vs. Islamist Tension on Arabic Twitter: A Network Analysis"
Co-author:  Venkata Rama Kiran Garimella (Qatar Computing Research Institute).


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1-2: Legislative Networks

Time: Friday, 9-10:30 am
Room: Walnut

Chair: Meredith Rolfe (London School of Economics)

Auter, Zachary (Pittsburgh) "Second Street Gangs: Ad Hoc Policy Commissions in the Senate"
Co-authors:  Jennifer Nicoll Victor (George Mason University), Kristen Coopie Allen (University of Pittsburgh), Ian Palmer Cook (University of Pittsburgh).

Robert Huckfeldt (UC Davis) "The U.S. Senate, Networks of Interests, and the Politics of the 1957 Civil Rights Act"
Co-authors: Erik Engstrom (UC Davis),  Christopher Donnelly (UC Davis), Matthew Pietryka (UC Davis), Jack Reilly (UC Davis).

Brian Keegan (Northeastern University) "Mining Complex Networks from Official Congressional Biographies"
Co-authors: Ryan Kennedy (University of Houston), Drew Margolin (Northeastern University), David Lazer (Northeastern University).

Jennifer Victor (George Mason University) "Multiplex Legislative Networks and the Power of Caucuses to Alleviate Partisan Polarization"
Co-authors: Nils Ringe (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Stephen Haptonstahl (Berico Technologies).


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1-3: International Conflict and Cooperation Networks

Time: Friday, 9-10:30 am
Room: Maple

Chair: Alex Montgomery (Reed College)

Eliane Tschaen Barbieri (Brandeis University) "Closing the Jihad Gender Gap: the Growing Role of Women in Western Terrorist Networks"

Skyler Cranmer (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) "Hyper-Dyadic Pressures for Peace: How the Network of Nations Influence Peace and the Conflicts in which they are not Directly Involved"
Co-authors: Lee Foster, Zhengqi Pan

Alla Khadka (University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs) "Who Supplies Nuclear Capabilities to Iran? Using centrality measures to determine the most influential actors in the network"
Co-author: Ryan E. Franzer

Kyle Joyce (University of California, Davis) "The Effects of Shocks on International Networks"
Co-author: Zeev Maoz (UC Davis)


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1-4: Immigration and Political Networks

Time: Friday, 9-10:30 am
Room: Dogwood

Chair: Julia Carboni (IUPUI)

Raluca Bejan (University of Toronto) "Balancing the Budget but Who’s Left to Budget the Balance: A Visual Representation of Professional Networks within Toronto East Local Immigration Partnership"

Sara Pavan  (Queen's University at Kingston, Dept. of Political Studies) "Studying the Effects of Immigrant Integration Policies on Social Cohesion: A Network Approach"

Michael Rivera  (UCSD) "#Immigration: Latinos and Social Media Frames"
Co-authors: Jason Jones (UCSD), Zoltan Hajnal (UCSD).


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2-1: Political Discussion Networks

Time: Friday, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Walnut

Chair: Nick Beauchamp (Columbia University)

Nick Beauchamp  (Columbia University) "Political Argument as the Strategic Exchange of Conceptually Networked Ideas"

Casey Klofstad  (University of Miami) "Long Term Influences of Political Discussion on Civic Engagement"

Scott McClurg  (Southern Illinois University) "The Long-Term Influence of Political Disagreement on Partisanship"
Co-authors: Casey A. Klofstad (Miami University), Anand E. Sokhey (University of Colorado).

Meredith Rolfe (London School of Economics and Political Science) "Does Political Discussion increase During a Campaign?"
Co-author: Jason Bello


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2-2: Environmental Policy Networks

Time: Friday, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Maple

Chair: Matthew Howell (Eastern Kentucky University)

Bethany Cutts (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) "Urban environments and the scalar politics of environmental justice – an examination of collaborative networks in Sacramento, CA"
Co-authors: Chrissy J. McNulty, Betsy Liggett-Boehm, Danqi Fang, Therese Banzuela (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign),  Jonathan London, Shaina Meiners (UC Davis), Kirsten Schwarz (Northern Kentucky University), Mary Cadenasso (UC Davis).

Adam Douglas Henry (School of Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona) “Policy Networks, Collaborative Institutions, and Learning for Sustainability”

Lorien Jasny  (UC Davis) "2-mode belief networks: the relationship between goals and practices in diverse stakeholder discussion groups"
Co-author: Mark Lubell (UC Davis).


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2-3: Advances in Statistical Models of Political Networks

Time: Friday, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Dogwood

Chair: Jan Box-Steffensmeier (The Ohio State University)

Bruce Desmarais (University of Massachusetts Amherst) "Inferring Policy Diffusion Networks in the American States"
Co-authors: Jeffrey J. Harden (University of Colorado Boulder), Frederick J. Boehmke (University of Iowa).

Scott McClurg  (Southern Illinois University) "Modeling Social Networks in Political Science"
Co-author: Skyler Cramner, University of North Carolina

Jason Morgan  (The Ohio State University) "The Frailty Exponential Random Graph Model"
Co-authors: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier (The Ohio State University), Dino P. Christenson (Boston University), Hong Zhu (The Ohio State University).

Scott Pauls (Dartmouth College) "Affinity communities among state actors in the United Nations"
Co-authors: Skyler Cranmer (UNC), Bruce Desmarais (UMass Amherst).


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3-1: Health Policy Networks

Time: Friday, 2-3:30 pm
Room: Oak

Chair: Bernice Pescosolido (Indiana University)

Jennie Law  (Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany) "Housing and Food Security Networks:  A Capabilities Approach"

Seunghoo Lim  (Florida State University) "The Political Process of Risk: Dynamics of Perception-Building on Mad Cow Disease among Stakeholders in South Korea"
Co-authors: Frances S. Berry (Frank Sherwood Professor of Public Administration at the Florida State University) and Keon-Hyung Lee (Associate Professor at the Florida State University)

Jessica Shearer  (Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University) "The exchange and use of research evidence in health policy networks: logistic and exponential random graph models"
Co-authors: Julia Abelson (Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University), Michelle Dion (Department of Political Science, McMaster University).


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3-2: Mathematical Models of Political Networks

Time: Friday, 2-3:30 pm
Room: Walnut

Chair: Luke Shimek (Indiana University)

Michael Gabbay  (University of Washington) "A Mathematical Model of Factional Dynamics in Insurgent Networks"

Jennifer Larson  (New York University) "Interethnic Conflict, Incendiary Rumors, and the Networks that Help or Hurt"

John Patty  (Washington University in St. Louis) "Inclusion, Exclusion, and Information Networks: A Theory of `The Loop'"

Luke Shimek  (Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs & Department of Political Science) "Strategic Rule Formation in a Public Bad Game: Multilevel Institutional Analysis Using Network Formation Games"


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3-3: Community Detection in Political Networks

Time: Friday, 2-3:30 pm
Room: Maple

Chair: Derek Ruths (McGill University)

Skyler Cranmer  (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) "Multiplex Network Modularity and the Conflict Propensity of the International System"
Co-authors: Elizabeth Menninga, Peter Mucha

Alexander Furnas (Sunlight Foundation) "Examining Networks of Influence: using semantic similarity clustering and affiliation network analysis to reveal lobbying dynamics"
Co-author: Lee Drutman (Sunlight Foundation, Johns Hopkins University)

Douglas Hughes (UC San Diego) "Uncovering Latent Social Structures"
Co-author: Christopher Fariss (UC San Diego), Michael Davidson (UC San Diego).

Jason Morgan  (The Ohio State University) "A Latent Space Approach to Tracing the Dimensions of Party Competition in New Democracies: The Case of the Polish Sejm"


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3-4: Experiments in Political Networks

Time: Friday, 2-3:30 pm
Room: Dogwood

Chair: Julie Wronski (Stony Brook University)

Neelanjan Sircar (Columbia University) "An Experimental Approach to Causal Identification of Spillover Effects in Social Networks"
Co-author:  Alexander Coppock

Peter Twieg (George Mason University) "Endogenous Trust Networks in the Lab"
Co-authors: Kevin McCabe (George Mason University), Sang Chin (Johns Hopkins University)

Julie Wronski (Stony Brook University) "Social Context and Information Seeking: Examining the Effects of Network Attitudinal Composition on Engagement with Political Information."
Co-author: Lindsey Levitan (Stony Brook University).


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