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Networks in World Politics Workshop

Workshop information

Date & time:
8.30AM – 5.30PM
Monday 11th December, 2017

Venue:
Seminar Room S1.50, Social Sciences Building, University of Warwick

Organiser:
Dr Alexandra Homolar (SISAW Project Lead)

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SISAW provides a broad forum for speaking about security at the University of Warwick and is an umbrella for impact-facing projects that focus on how political agents speak security and what difference this makes.
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SISAW Annual Lecture

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The workshop will include the SISAW Annual Lecture given by keynote speaker Dr Cornel Ban from Boston University.

Dr Ban will talk about his new book: Ruling Ideas: How Global Neoliberalism Goes Local (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Time: 4.00–5.30PM | Room: tbc

Chair: Dr Alexandra Homolar | Discussant: Professor Ben Clift

Please register to attend (this lecture is a free public event)
This event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Call for proposals

How networks shape political processes and outcomes has become a major focus of contemporary International Relations and International Security scholarship. At the same time, network analysis methods have gained substantial appeal among a new generation of scholars and established scholars who seek to go beyond the analytic parameters and empirical boundaries that maintained disciplinary divides and limited the scope of scientific enquiry in earlier research.

To further this emerging research agenda, this one-day intensive research workshop on Networks in World Politics will examine cutting-edge applications for network analysis in the study of International Relations and International Security.


Format:

Participants will present snapshots of innovative work-in-progress or recently completed research based on case studies that apply various forms of network analysis to advance theory-building and empirical knowledge. Rather than present traditional conference papers, selected workshop participants will instead prepare a short case study primer (4-6 pages max., excluding bibliography) that outlines key features of their project design, including:

  1. The research objective, central research question, and hypotheses
  2. A concise summary of the context and scope of the research
  3. A discussion of network analysis methods applied in the investigation
  4. A short assessment of and reflection on the effectiveness of the methods used
  5. The preliminary findings and/or contribution to knowledge produced from the study

How to apply:

Places are strictly limited. To apply please send Dr Alexandra Homolar a short project overview (1-2 pages max.) by the deadline of 31st October 2017 that includes the following details:

  1. The applicant's name, institutional affiliation, and email address
  2. A project abstract (300 words max.)
  3. A list of network analysis methods applied in the project
  4. Information on the length of the project and the current stage of research
  5. Details of funding council and/or other financial support approved for the project

This workshop is organized by the Speaking International Security at Warwick project and is supported by ESRC Grant Number ES/K008684/1.