Social Media and Political Participation
date: May 10, 2013
location: Villa Sassetti
 
Program
 

Friday May 10
NYU Florence. Villa La Pietra ( Villa Sassetti)

9:00-9:15 a.m. - Welcome Remarks
Megan Metters
, LPD Coordinator, New York University Florence
Introduction, Joshua Tucker, New York University

9:15-10:15 Cognitive Democracy and the Internet
Presenter: Henry Farrell, George Washington University
Discussant:  Davide Morisi, European University Institute
Paper and Slides from Conference Presentation 

10:15-11:15 Politics 2.0: The Multifaceted Effect of Broadband Internet on Political Participation
Presenter: Francesco Sobbrio, European University Institute
Discussant: Marta Fraile Maldonado, European University Institute
Presentation
Paper and Slides from Conference Presentaton here 

11:15-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-1:15 Using Social Media to Estimate Partisanship
Birds of the Same Feather Tweet Together: Bayesian Ideal Point Estimation Using Twitter Data
Presenter: Pablo Barbera, New York University
Paper and Slides from Conference Presentaton here 


Politicians Go Social. Estimating Intra-Party Heterogeneity (and its Effects) through the Analysis of Social Media
Presenter: Andrea Ceron, University of Milan
Discussants: Ken Benoit, London School of Economics; Jonathan Bright, European University Institute
Paper and Slides from Conference Presentaton here 

1:15- 2:15 p.m. Lunch

2:15-3:15 Connective Action in European Mass Protest
Presenter: Eva Anduiza, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Discussant: Chris Dawes, New York University
Paper and Slides from Conference Presentation here - Eva Anduiza
Discussant´s Slides from Conference Presentation- Chris Dawes 


3:15-4:15 The Bridges and Brokers of Global Campaigns in the Context of Social Media
Presenter: Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Discussant: Lorenzo de Sio, LUISS University
Paper and Slides from Conference Presentaton here 

4:15-4:30 Coffee break

READ MORE ( by clicking the arrow below)


4:30-5:30 Every Tweet Counts? How Sentiment Analysis of Social Media Can Improve our Knowledge of Citizens’ Policy Preferences: An Application to Italy and France
Presenter: Stefano Iacus, University of Milan
Discussant: Rich Bonneau, New York University
Paper and Slides from Conference Presentaton here 

5:30-6:30 The Rise and Decline of the “Occupy Wall Street” Movement from a Digital Perspective
Presenter: Alessandro Flammini, University of Indiana
Discussant: Sergey Chernov, New Economic School, Moscow
Paper and Slides from Conference Presentaton here 


Saturday May 11 


9:30-10:30 a.m. Is the Internet Good or Bad for Politics? Yes. Let’s talk about How and Why
Presenter: Zeynep Tufekci, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Discussant: Mario Chacon, NYU Abu Dhabi
Slides from Conference Presentaton here 
 


10:30-11:30 Follow the leader! Dynamics and Patterns of Activity among the Followers of the Main Italian Political Leaders during the 2013 General Election Campaign
Presenter: Cristian Vaccari, New York University and University of Bologna
Discussant: Aldo Paparo, Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane
Paper and Slides from Conference Presentaton here 

11:30-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-1:30 p.m. Social Media and Protest in Russia
Social Networks, Peer Pressure and Protest Participation
Presenter: Alexey Makarin, New Economic School, Moscow

Mobilizing Online Data to Understand Offline Mobilization: Two Attempts at Online Observational Research in Russia
Presenter: Sam Greene, King’s College London
Discussants: Pedro Riera, European University Institute; Ilke Toygur, European University Institute
Paper and Slides from Conference Presentaton here 

1:30-2:30 Lunch

Please click here to download paper abstracts.