NetSci2020 Political Communication Networks

Online 18/09/2020

The aim of the PCNet20 satellite is to provide a forum where qualitative and quantitative methods in political communication studies can interact and mutually cross-fertilize.

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 able 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 science. 



  • Networked Collective Political Identities

  • Context collapse

  • Online Culture Wars

  • Diffusion of News and Misinformation

  • Selective Exposure, Echo Chambers and Polarization

  • Emergence of leaderships

  • Digital Parties Platform Communication

  • Data based propaganda

  • Populism (operative definition / quantification)

  • The Rise of the far right


The extended deadline for abstract submission is July 15th, 2020.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail by July 20th, 2020.

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