Member of Steering Comittee, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Political Networks (Event)

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board


ECPR Standing Group on Political Networks
Established 2008
Number of members: 190
Convenors: Manuel Fischer (Universität Bern), Petr Ocelík (Masaryk University)
Steering Committee: Maria Brockhaus (University of Helsinki), Monica Di Gregorio (University of Leeds), Marc Esteve Del Valle (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

The relational approach to the study of political phenomena has known over time an increased popularity. The Standing Group on Political Networks is aimed at pushing forward the application of network perspectives and tools to enhance our understanding of a broad range of political dynamics characterizing contemporary societies - from social movements to individual political behaviors to the use of ICTs as a tool for democratic participation. To reach its aim, the Standing Group regularly organizes dissemination events and panels at both the ECPR general conference and session of workshops as well as in other conferences and venues. Moreover, the Political Networks SG is actively engaged in the effort of fostering continuous methodological innovation and novel multidisciplinary applications of networks at the crossroads between political science, sociology, communications, economics, antropology and graph theories. It welcomes scholars and young researchers from different disciplines and fields sharing passion and interest for networks (membership requests can be sent at Updates on the Standing Group activities are available on Twitter (@politicalnets

The Standing Group plans to aid development of the field through:

Dissemination of publicity: conferences, panels and symposia in the field;
Assisting colleagues and organise SNA Panels or Workshops at ECPR events;
Publicising and promoting social network analysis specialised training;
Creating a compendium of freely available data;
Organising symposia to foster methodological innovations and novel applications in the field.

Period24 Aug 2018 → …
Event titleMember of Steering Comittee, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Political Networks
Event typeOther
LocationHamburg, Germany
Degree of RecognitionInternational