Comparative Political Networks

Conference Schedule

Monday, 29 June

9:15 - 9:30Arrival
9:30 - 9:45Welcome by Tod Van Gunten and Ignacio Sánchez Cuenca
9:45 - 10:30John Levi Martin (University of Chicago)
Introduction: The State of Comparative Research on Political Networks
10:30 - 11:30Paul Chang (Harvard University) and Kangsan Lee (Northwestern University)
The Structure of Protest Cycles: Contagion and Cohesion in South Korea’s Democracy Movement

Discussant: Michael Heaney (University of Michigan)
11:30 - 11:45Break
11:45 - 12:45Mario Diani (University of Trento/Pompeu Fabra/ICREA)
Union activism and collective action fields: A comparative look

Discussant: Philip Leifeld (University of Konstanz)
13:00 - 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 15:30Paolo Parigi (Stanford University) and Will Qiu (Stanford University)
The Un-Structuring of Italian Politics During the Berlusconi Era (1992-2008)

Discussant: Mario Diani
15:30 - 15:45Break
15:45 - 16:45Michael Heaney (University of Michigan) and Philip Leifeld (University of Konstanz)
Collective Action and Leadership inside Lobbying Coalitions: A Network Analysis using Two-Mode Exponential Random Graph Models

Discussant: John Levi Martin
16:45 - 17:00Break
17:00 - 18:00Tod Van Gunten (Carlos III-Juan March Institute)
Brokers, clients and elite political networks in Mexico

Discussant: Paul McLean (Rutgers University)
20:00 - 22:00Dinner: location TBA

Tuesday, 30 June

9:30 - 10:30Paul McLean
The Elusive Quality of Historical Political Networks: Evidence from Poland and Florence

Discussant: Henning Hillman (University of Mannheim)
10:30 - 11:30Jan Fuhse (Humboldt University)
Relational Analysis of Political Discourse: Interruptions and Accounts of Action in a Televised Electoral Debate

Discussant: Paul Chang
11:30 - 11:45Break
11:45 - 12:45Henning Hillman
Corsairs and Elite Networks in Old Regime Saint-Malo
13:00 - 15:00Lunch
15:00 - 16:00Philip Leifeld (University of Konstanz)
Self-Reinforcing Recruitment Processes in an Epistemic Community: A Network Analysis of Nominations in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

Discussant: Jeffrey Broadbent (University of Minnesota)
16:00 - 16:15Break
16:15 - 17:15Jeffrey Broadbent
Comparing Political Networks in Ontological Thickets

Discussant: Jan Fuhse

All sessions will be in English and will take place in Getafe Campus of Carlos III University of Madrid. C/Madrid, 135 (Building 18) (room 18.1.A06).

Those interested in attending the congress should contact Magdalena Nebreda ( prior to June 15th, and provide a CV and a brief explanation for their interest in the course. A selection process will be adopted if a large number of applications is received: selection results will be notified before June 19th.