ECPR General Conference
Charles University in Prague, Prague
7 - 10 September 2016

Online and Social Media Political Networks

Cyber Politics
Social Media
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Elena Pavan
Università degli Studi di Trento
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10/09/2016 14:00
Building: Faculty of Law Floor: 4 Room: FL414
The current political landscape is innervated by the systematic and strategic use of digital media – whether the focus is set on social movement and protest dynamics; multi-actor governance processes; or onto political campaign and electoral dynamics. The ubiquitous and recombinant nature of digital media urges researchers to maintain a flexible analytical approach, which finds in the collection and the systematic analysis of digital relational data a preferred entry point. In this context, the Panel welcomes papers that address substantial and/or methodological issues related to online and social media political networks, amongst which the entrenchment of political views, polarization, personalized political communication, and young people engagement; the deployment of power dynamics; the collection and analysis of large-scale digital datasets; the predictive potential of online exchange mapping.

Paper List

How does Twitter connect politicians with each other? A social network analysis of the Finnish parliament members View Paper Details
Measuring a political communication architecture on SNS using social network analysis View Paper Details
Structures of activism, contents of change. Linking online social and semantic networks in the fight against violence on women View Paper Details
The climate of conflict: Polarisation in hyperlink networks in the US and Switzerland in the area of climate change View Paper Details
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