Political Communication Networks: A Networks 2021 Satellite Workshop





Organized by

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Technopolitics Research Unit part of the IN3's CNSC research group


The PCN Satellite aims 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 theoretical and methodological, for a transdisciplinary dialogue between these complementary traditions.

Traditionally, news media served as an interface between citizens and politics, eventually influencing the political behaviour 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.

All the participants of the satellite workshop (with or without abstract submission) must register for the Networks 2021 conference.