Welcome to the homepage of the
Political Networks section of
the American Political Science Association.

The Political Networks section seeks to promote the study of political networks and the use of network analysis in political science by: 1) enhancing communication between scholars who work in this area, 2) supporting the process of developing and disseminating new methods and data sources, 3) supporting the process of building consensus about the appropriate application of conceptual and analytic techniques in political networks research, and 4) accelerating training in political network analysis. In all of the above, the section seeks to promote communication and the exchange of ideas across subfields and disciplinary boundaries.

On this site you will finds section updates and announcements, as well as links to conference papers and methodological resources.

Latest News

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Polnet 14 (Penn State) will be held in an extended virtual format during the summer of 2021.  To submit a proposal (deadline April 5th, 2021), click here. Check out the listserv for the APSA Political Networks Section for additional section information and resources. 

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Join (or renew to) Political Networks (APSA Section 41) today! The section is pleased to announce that Graduate Student members of APSA can now join for FREE!

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Nominate a paper (deadline: May 1, 2021) for one of our section awards today!  And, check out past issues of Nodes & Edges for more section info.!