Our section at the 5th European Social Networks Conference in Naples
The 5th European Social Networks Conference will occur on September 7-10, 2021, in Naples. Within the framework of the Conference, the staff of our laboratory will organize a section "Policy networks: efficiency and impact evaluation."
Carrying on the traditions of the previous European Conferences on Social Network in Barcelona (2014), Paris (2016), Mainz (2017), and Zurich (2019), and aiming at presenting the most relevant results and the most recent methodological developments in Social Network Analysis, the Conference brought together sociologists, statisticians, computer and data scientists, economists, humanists, and scholars from all the areas dealing with network science.
ANR-Lab members Grigoriy Khvatskiy, Dmitry Zaytsev, Valentina Kuskova, and Anna Sokol will organize and conduct the section "Policy networks: efficiency and impact evaluation." The section will focus on the application of network analysis methods to the effectiveness assessment of policy networks. We invite everyone to participate in the presentation. We welcome papers that use SNA to test a particular policy that models the complexity of policy-making as a conjunction of various actors and factors external to the policy actors' activity. The papers can use a variety of SNA techniques: policy networks visualizations, calculation of centrality measures, building social influence, and social selection models, ERGM models, longitudinal network analysis, multimode and multilevel networks. We also welcome papers that are testing various hypotheses, but they should be aimed at answering the questions about why policy networks influence policy change. The special concern of this panel is to test, challenge, verify, and validate the current and developing theories of the policy process.
Abstract submission deadline for our and other sections is May 23; poster proposal deadline is July 4.
The Conference will be located on the Campus of the Polytechnical School of Federico II University of Naples. In case of unsafe epidemic conditions, the Local Organizing Committee will arrange a completely online conference. The final decision will be announced in May.
More information about the conference and abstract submission guidelines can be found here.