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 Nordic Party Members: Linkages in Troubled Times, Edited by Marie Demker, Knut Heidar, and Karina Kosiara-Pedersen

Elite Networks

Comparative Politics
European Politics
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Franziska Keller
University of Gothenburg
Panel Discussant
Franziska Keller
University of Gothenburg

27/08/2015 09:00 - 10:40
Building: Jean-Brillant Floor: 4 Room: B-4325
The analysis of social networks among political elites in parliaments and assemblies did not start with Fowler's (2006) analysis of co-sponsorship networks in the US congress. But it has certainly raised considerable attention to this topic in American Politics. These networks have been used to understand cooperation across partisan lines, informal influence, and polarization. But data on co-voting, or co-sponsorship of bills or inquiries is available for several European parliaments as well, and is increasingly being used. This panel would thus give European researchers working on similar data for Germany, Italy, or Tunisia, a platform to share their findings among each other and with their American peers. The panel will also provide a venue to discuss alternative approaches to construct meaningful social networks in assemblies - or among political elites in general - worldwide.

Paper List

Title Details
Interpellations in the European Parliament: A Network Analysis View Paper Details
Network Patterns of Legislative Collaboration in Fifteen European Parliaments View Paper Details
Political Media Relations Online as an Elite Phenomenon View Paper Details
Strategies and Convictions: The Determinants of Intra-party Co-sponsorship Networks in Select European Parliaments View Paper Details
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