The Harvard Networks in Political Science Conference
June 13-14, 2008

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Poster Session

Winners of the "Best Poster Award"!

In Won Lee, Florida State University
Richard Feiock, Florida State University
"Informal Collaboration Networks for Resolving Economic Development
Problems in Metropolitan Regions"

Yannick Atouba Ada, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Interorganizational Networking Patterns among Development Organizations"

Anton H Westveld, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Peter D Hoff, University of Washington
"Statistical Methodology for Longitudinal Social Network Data"


Presentations at the Plenary Poster Session, June 13th 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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Evolution of Ideal Point Distributions Among Interacting Voters
Ernest Sergenti
Harvard University

A Network Analysis of Poor People’s Problem-Solving Networks Evidence from Peronist Survival Networks
Mariela Szwarcberg
University of Chicago

A Network Approach to Evaluating Polycentric Governance
Krister Andersson
Harvard University
Adam D. Henry
Harvard University

A new grass-roots order? Civic networks in post-Katrina New Orleans
Ray Mikell
University of New Orleans

[Slide] A Theory of Poverty Alleviation for Africa: Highly Skilled Returnees' Investment in Social Capital towards Institutional Change - A Dynamic Networks Approach
André Corrêa d'Almeida
University of Colorado at Denver

An Agent-Based Model of Violent Opposition Structure
Danielle Jung
University of California, San Diego

[PDF] Applying ‘network ethnography’ to the study of the European communications gap
Francisco Seoane Perez
University of Leeds

Are Diverse Political Networks Always Bad for the Participatory Democracy? Indifference, Alienation, and Political Disagreements
Seung-Jin Jang
Columbia University

Are We Treating Networks Seriously? The Growth of Network Research in Public Administration and Public Policy
Sungsoo Hwang
University of Pittsburgh

Asian Regional Organizations: A Nexus of International Relations, Area Studies and Organizational Theory
Kristi Elaine Govella
University of California, Berkeley

Brokerage Roles of Agenda Setters
Dimitris C Christopoulos

[PDF] Exploring Power and Corporate Elites: From Community to Brokerage?
Eelke Heemskerk
University of Amsterdam

Campaign Contributions and Legislative Cosponsorships in the House of Representatives, 1980‐2006
Andrew Scott Waugh
University of California, San Diego

Can Policy Networks Coordinate Issues Locally?
J.P. Nelson
Florida State University

Can Rational Learning Lead to Advocacy Coalitions?
Adam D. Henry
Harvard University

Coalition Networks – Aligning Social Network Analysis and the Study of Public Policy
Oliver C. Fueg
University of Exeter


Convergence, Divergence, and Networks in the Age of Globalization: A Social Network
Analysis Approach
Xun Cao
Princeton University

Connecting the Dots: Complex Networks and the success and failure of Mass Mobilizations in the Serbian ‘Bulldozer’ and Ukrainian ‘Orange’ Revolution.
Spyridon Kotsovilis
McGill University

Coordinating Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) Operations using Dynamic Networks
Corey Lofdahl
BAE Systems

Coping with heterogeneous networks: harnessing network governance for sustainable land management
Alexandra Sauer
University Basel

[Slides] Visualizing the Continuity of Government—A Network Approach to Cabinet Level Positions
Peter A. Hook
Indiana University

Diversity, Social Networks, and Participation in Brazil
Amy Erica Smith
University of Pittsburgh

Facebook and Political Engagement: An Analysis of the 2008 Presidential Primary among College Students
Juliet Carlisle
Idaho State University
Rob Patton
University of California, Santa Barbara

Factional Wars of Words: A Social Network Theory of Democratic Contestation
Josh Pacewicz
University of Chicago

Forming Attitudes within Political and Religious Networks of Communication
Carrie Konold
University of Michigan

Gender and Decision Making Networks: Coercion, Competition and Cooperation
Christopher W. Larimer
University of Northern Iowa
Rebecca J. Hannagan
Northern Illinois University

Friendships Moderate an Association Between the DRD4 Gene and Political Ideology
Jaime Settle
University of California, San Diego
Christopher T. Dawes
University of California, San Diego
James H. Fowler
University of California, San Diego

[PDF] Geography of social relations and economy of speaking - Centre doesn’t support, periphery doesn’t threaten, while semi-periphery is only vituperating
Malick Faye
University of Oldenburg


[PDF] Hustle and Flow: A Social Network Analysis of the American Federal Judiciary
Daniel Katz
University of Michigan
Derek Stafford
University of Michigan

Incidental Information Acquisition: College Students, Electronic Social Networks, and Political Learning
Jill Rickershauser
Duke University

[PDF] Influence in the Policy Process
Stephen Bird
Boston University

Informal Collaboration Networks for Resolving Economic Development Problems in Metropolitan Regions
In Won Lee
Florida State University
Richard Feiock 
Florida State University

Informed Decisions and War: How the Institutional Structure of Governments Shapes Their Behavior Regarding Threats and War
Wayne A. Thornton
Harvard University

Intelligence Cooperation against Global Terrorism – A Network Analysis of Intelligence cooperation Structural and Functional Inputs and Outputs
Rahel Suissa
University of Haifa

Intergovernmental Organizations and Global Isomorphism: The Case of Democracy
Magnus Torfason
Columbia University
Paul Ingram
Columbia University

Inter-industry Goods Market Connections and Industry Lobbying
Hak-Seon Lee
James Madison University

[PDF] International Organizations and Transgovernmentalism: A Network Analysis of Nuclear Cooperation among Local and International Bureaucrats
Isabella Alcañiz
University of Houston

Interorganizational Networking Patterns among Development Organizations
Yannick Atouba Ada
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Knowledge sharing across states in the public health sector
David Lazer
Harvard University
Ines Mergel
Harvard University


News Media Advocacy Networks and their Critical Impact on the Adoption of Access to Information Laws
R. Gregory Michener
University of Texas at Austin           

Network Analysis of External Influences on Stakeholder Advisory Committee Deliberation in Community-based Forest Management in Ontario, Canada
Mark Robson
Lakehead University

Network Governance in Malaysia’s Telecommunications Industry
G. Sivalingam
Monash University

Networks of Support in the U.S. Senate: Social Predictors of the Propensity to Cosponsor Colleagues' Proposals
Justin H. Gross
Carnegie Mellon University
Cosma R. Shalizi

Carnegie Mellon University

Non-governmental Organizations and Policymaking's Networks: The Jewish Agency and Governmental Immigrant Absorption Policy in Israel
Adi Binhas
Bar-Ilan University

Paths to Participation: The Use of Social Networks by Young Mobilized Leaders
Sheetal Doshi
Georgetown University

Polarized Elections but Consensus Legislation: Interest Group Coalitions in Electoral and Legislative Networks
Matt Grossmann
Michigan State University

Political elites and indigenous people’s rights: a study about the emergence of multicultural institutions in Central America
Carlos Mendoza
University of Notre Dame

Political science’s structure: Modeling specialties as field and network
James G. Ennis
Tufts University

Politics and Interlocking Directorates in Russia: How distinctive and why?
Bruce Cronin
University of Greenwich
Vladimir Popov
University of Greenwich

Social Structure of Contributions to Wikipedia
Andreea D. Gorbatai
Harvard University
Mikolaj Jan Piskorski

Harvard University


Regulatory Networks in Israel: Formal and Informal Processes
Ori Arbel-Ganz
Bar-Ilan University

[Slides] Replication of Hierarchy? The Hiring and Placement of the American Legal Professoriate
Joshua Gubler
University of Michigan
Daniel Martin Katz
University of Michigan
Eric Provins
University of Michigan
Eitan Ingall
University of Michigan

Rise and Fall of Media Ownership Issues: A Network Perspective of the Policy Field
D. Linda Garcia
Georgetown University
Ellen B. Surles
Booz Allen Hamilton

Soft Interdependence and International Conflict
Armando Razo
Indiana University

[PDF] Stability Despite Change: The Inner Logic of the Italian Parliament, A First Approach, 1972-1976.
Laura Sartori
University of Bologna
Paolo Parigi
Columbia University

Statistical Methodology for Longitudinal Social Network Data
Anton H Westveld
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Peter D Hoff
University of Washington

[PDF] Steering research and innovation in and by governance networks
Adrie Dassen
University of Twente

Stimulating and Monitoring Discussion in Social Networks
Anand E. Sokhey,
Ohio State University
Franklyn C. Niles
John Brown University
Paul A. Djupe
Denison University

Straddling the Middle World: The Contingent Network
Beth Offenbacker
Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Strategic Interactions and the Formation of Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs)
Xun Cao
Princeton University
Soo Yeon Kim
University of Maryalnd

The Dynamics of Civil Society Networks in Trade Protests in the Americas
Marisa von Bülow
University of Brasilia

The friend of a foe: Structural balance in international relations.
Keith A. Grant
University of Arizona

The Internet AS-Topology as a Social Network
Peter Boothe
University of Oregon

The Internet’s Influence on Satisfaction with Democracy
Catie Bailard
University of California, Los Angeles

The Malaysian Sopo Blogosphere: What Understanding Can Automated Methods Provide?
Brian Ulicny
VIStology, Inc.

The Networked Governance of Social Service Provision in Israeli Municipalities
Gila Menahem
Tel-Aviv University
Rona Stein
Tel-Aviv University

The Political Fruits of Fruit Trade across the Taiwan Strait: A Network Analysis of the Effectiveness of Economic Statecraft.
Chi-Hung Wei
University of Florida

The Role of Collaboration in Evolving Environmental Network Governance: Individual, Relational, and Institutional Change in Water Quality Trading
Bobby Cochran
Portland State University

The Romanian Decision-Making Process: How Policy Networks Change in Nowadays Politics
Flavia Jurje
Central European University

The Social Underpinnings of Strategic Behavior: Networks and Candidate Electability
Anand Edward Sokhey
Ohio State University

Transgovernmental Enforcement Cooperation: Using Network Analysis to Untangle Competing Diffusion Mechanisms
Abe Newman
Georgetown University


What social network analysis can learn from policy diffusion research (and vice versa)
Simon Fink
University of Bamberg


When Human Rights Issues meet networks: The Formation of Issue Networks of North Korean Human Rights
Paul J. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh
B. Jonathan Jeong

University of Pittsburgh


When the Well Dries: State Capacity in Argentina’s Provinces
Melissa Ziegler
University of California, San Diego


World Cities and National City Systems: China and the United States
Xiulian Ma
University of Utah


Policy Making in the Western Balkan Transition Economies: Who and How?
Margo Thomas
FIAS: Regional Program Coordinator, S.E. Europe


Networks – in welfare, security and marine technology – as sites of learning and innovation between civil society, markets and formal political institutions
Thorvald Gran
University of Bergen, Norway
Jan Froestad
University of Bergen, Norway
Ellen Hagen
University of Bergen, Norway

Horizontal Federalism: Interstate Networks in Times of Catastrophes
Vener Garayev
University of Central Florida,
Devolution, Decentralization, and Diversification: The Role of Networks in Managing Extreme Events
Farhod Yuldashev
University of Central Florida

[PDF] Evolutionary Graph Theory and Structural Power
Lee Worden
San Francisco, California