Number of members: 80
Political Culture Research Network aims to aggregate scholars and research fellows from European and international research areas who have previously developed and are interested to further develop an interdisciplinary approach to political culture issues covering cultural, social and political phenomena from collective perceptions and actions to public opinion, political attitudes and political ideologies. The interdisciplinary approach is meant to addresses both theoretical and methodological areas. One major interdisciplinary dimension is concerned with research methodologies based on the sciences and technologies of the artificial, which employ artificial life and artificial agents, artificial intelligence and machine learning, big-data and web-based technologies in order to test existing theory and/or develop new theory in political culture theory and methodology research. Another major interdisciplinary dimension concerns the employment of social simulation and artificial societies in the study of political culture of democratic participation, policy and governance, elite, political leadership and polity operation, and international relations.
A number of activities facilitate the exchange: annual meetings of the members of the research network with leaders of the research network, publication of a specific research journal and newsletter, an international conference series, a summer and a winter school of computational and simulation modelling methods.
"History is past politics, and politics is past history" - E.A. Freeman