Political Communication Networks

A NetSci 2022 Satellite Workshop
Monday July 18th,

14:00 PM – 18:00 PM CET
20:00 PM – 24:00 PM Asia/Shanghai

The PCNet22 satellite workshop will be held virtually on June 18th, 2022.

Those interested in attending should register through the Networks2022 conference page. We welcome those from all disciplinary backgrounds.

The aim of the PCNet satellite is to provide a forum where qualitative and quantitative methods in political communication studies can interact and mutually cross-fertilize.

Network science serves as a common ground, both theoretically and methodologically, for a transdisciplinary dialogue between complementary traditions.

The workshop

Traditionally, news media served as an interface between citizens and politics, eventually influencing the political behavior together with the context and social networks embeddedness. In the information age, both politics and communication are transformed. The popularity of online social platforms  has increased the number of actors affected to spread political, commercial and other messages to a massive number of potential recipients. In this workshop we want to explore and characterize such phenomena through the lens of network theory and its applications.

Specific topics of interest are:

  • Networked Collective Political Identities
  • Context collapse
  • Online Culture Wars
  • Diffusion of News and Misinformation
  • The Rise of the far right
  • Selective Exposure, Echo Chambers and Polarisation
  • Emergence of leaderships
  • Digital Parties Platform Communication
  • Data based propaganda
  • Networked Populism

Keynote Speakers


Emanuele Cozzo
Antonio Calleja-Lopez
Luce Prignano
Fakhteh Ghanbarnejad
Sharif University of Technology

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