Mariano Torcal - Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

2001 PhD. Ohio State University (USA). (Political Science).
1995 Ph.D. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). (Political Science). Dissertation awarded National Center for Sociological Research (CIS) annual prize for Best Quantitative Dissertation in Social Sciences in Spain.
1992-1995 Travelling Scholar at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research and The Institute for Social Research (University of Michigan), Summer Semesters of 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995. Courses for credit transferred for the completion of the Ph.D. at OSU: Data Analysis II, Advanced Regression, Longitudinal analysis, Causal Analysis and Game Theory (see transcripts from UM). Courses audited: Multidimensional Analysis, LISREL and Categorical Analysis.
1992 M.A. Ohio State University, (Political Science).
1989 M.A. Instituto Universitario José Ortega y Gasset, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain); (International Relations).
1988 B.A. Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). (Political Science).
1986 B.A. Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). (Sociology).

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2006-present Full Professor, Department of Political Science, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain).
2008-present Visiting Professor and Faculty, Josep Korbel Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Denver University. Courses: “Comparative Democracies in Western Europe: The Politics of the Past Today”, “Problems and Challenges of Democratization in Contemporary Democracies” and “Citizens in Representative Democracies.”
2009-2010 Professor of the Escuela de Formación Electoral y Civil (EFEC), Junta Central Electoral, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana.
2009 Visiting Professor, Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM) Florence-Italy. From October to December, 2009. Course: “Comparative Political Behaviour.”
2000-2006 Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain).
1999-2000 Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain).
1997-2000 Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).
1996-1997 Assistant Professor, Instituto Avanzado en Ciencias Sociales, Fundación Juan March, Madrid (Spain).
1996 Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Winter 1996. Course: “Western European Politics”.
1994-1996 Teaching Secretary, Department of Political Science, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).
1993-1996 Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).

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ACADEMIC AND SERVICE/ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSABILITIES

2009-present Co-director of the Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
2009 Organization of the Intune Winter School. Barcelona, 12-14 January.
2009 Consultant to the UNDP and AECID to create the OSEROB (Observatorio de Opinión Pública) of the Dominican Republic, design and implementation of a post-electoral survey.
2008-present Member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Politics in Latin America, at the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies.
2006-present Member of the Editorial Board of Survey Research Methods.
2006-present Member of the Editorial Board of Southern European Politics and Society.
2004-present Member of the Editorial Board of Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas.
2004-2007 Department Chair for the Political Science Department at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
2004-2007 PhD Program coordinator for the Political and Social Sciences PhD program at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
2004-2006 Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal, Revista de Estudios Políticos, at the Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales.
2003-2004 Associate Dean for the Political Science Department at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
2001-present Spanish National Coordinator of the European Social Survey.
2000 Coordinator of the session “La desafección política en las democracias Europeas” of the program “Construcción Europea, Democracia y Globalización” funded by UNESCO for the commemoration of the European Capital Santiago de Compostela, 19-20 October.
1998-2006 Assistant Editor of the Journal Southern European Politics and Society, published by Frank Cass.
1994-1996 Assistant to the Chair of the Department of Political Science at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
1988 Member of the Organizing Committee of the seminar Consolidación Democrática y Fuerzas Armadas, Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset- Tinker Foundation.
 

Peer reviewer of the following journals: Electoral Studies, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, British Journal of Political Research, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Politics, Journal of American Politics, Party Politics, Latin American Politics and Society, Political Research Quarterly, Political Communication, Política y Gobierno and more.

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FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND AND AWARDS

2012

"Edgardo Catterberg Award" for the best conference paper at the fifth WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research) Latin American Congress in Bogotá, Colombia, for the paper: "A Dark side of Political Deliberation? The Media and Political Discussion Effects on Political Interest".

2008-2010

Grant for the Program I3 “Intensity Research Programme” to be on leave for three years to do research funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Spanish Ministry for Education and Science, July 2008, Barcelona.
2007 The council of the dean of the University Pompeu Fabra annual award for the Transfer of Knowledge, Barcelona.
2006 “Best book published during 2006” by the Spanish Association of Political Science (AECPA) for “Ciudadanos, asociaciones y participación política en España”, Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 2006. (with José Ramón Montero and Joan Font).
2003 “Best article published during 2003” by the Spanish Association of Political Science (AECPA).
1999 Fellowship to Coordinate the Laboratory of Computer Science Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
1997 “Honorable Mention for the Gregory M. Luebbert Prize for best article in Comparative Politics of 1997,” Comparative Politics section of the American Political Science Association, for “Elite Strategy, Social Cleavages, and Party Systems in a New Democracy: Spain”, Comparative Political Studies, 30, February 1997, pp. 27-54.
1997 Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
1995 National Center for Sociological Research (C.I.S.) annual dissertation award for Best Quantitative Dissertation in the Social Sciences, Madrid.
1990-1994 Fullbright Scholarship.
1989 Scholarship of Young Researchers. Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS).
1988-1989 Fundación Ortega y Gasset; M. A. Fellowship in International Relations.

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PUBLICATIONS


The following is a list of selected publications.  To view Mariano Torcal's complete list of publications download the full CV in .pdf format.


A. Books

Published in English

The Europeanization of National Politics? Citizenship and Support in a Post-Enlargement Union (Citizenship, Identity and European Integration). Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2011 (with David Sanders, Gabor Toka and Paolo Belluci).

Political Disaffection in Contemporary Democracies: Social capital, Institutions, and Politics. London: Routledge, 2006 (with Jose Ramón Montero).


Published in Spanish

Elecciones Europeas 2009. Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 2012. (with Joan Font).

Los Europeos del Siglo XXI: comportamiento político, actitudes y capital social. Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas. 2010.

Elecciones Generales 2004. Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 2007. (with José Ramón Montero and Ignacio Lago).

Ciudadanos, asociaciones y participación política en España. Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 2006. (with José Ramón Montero and Joan Font).


B. Chapters in Books

Published in English

"Trust in the European Parliament: from affective heuristics to rational cueing", in Pedro Magalhaes, Gabor Toka and David Sanders (eds.), Citizens and the European Polity: Mass Attitudes Towards the European and National Polities (Citizenship, Identity and European Integration). Oxford University Press, 2011.

"Explaining EU Representation", in David Sanders, Gabor Toka, Paolo Belluci and Mariano Torcal (eds.), The Europeanization of National Politics? Citizenship and Support in a Post-Enlargement Union (Citizenship, Identity and European Integration). Oxford University Press, 2011.

"The Origins of Democratic Support in Post-Franco Spain: Learning to Be a Democrat under Authoritarian Rule?" in Nigel Townson (ed.), Spain Transformed. The Late Franco Dictatorship, 1959-75. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, pp. 195-226.

"Democracy and Intermediation: Some Attitudinal and Behavioural Dimensions", in Richard P. Gunther, J. R. Montero and Hans-Jürgen Puhle (eds.), Democracy, Intermediation, and Voting on Four Continents, Oxford University Press, 2007, pp. 29-74 (with Richard P. Gunther y  J. R. Montero).

"Party System Institutionalization and Party System Theory After the Third Wave of Democratization", in Richard S. Katz and Willliam Crotty (eds) Handbook of Party Politics.   London: Sage Publications, 2006, pp. 204-227 (with Scott Mainwaring).

"Norms of Good Citizenship" in Jan van Deth, Anders Westholm and José Ramón Montero (coord.), Citizenship, Involvement in European Democracies. A comparative Analysis.. London: Roudletge, 2006 (with Bas Denters and Oscar Gabriel).

"Political Confidence in Representative Democracies: Socio-Cultural Vs. Political Explanations" in Jan van Deth, Anders Westholm and José Ramón Montero (coord.), Citizenship, Involvement in European Democracies. A comparative Analysis. London: Roudletge, 2006 (with Bas Denters and Oscar Gabriel).

"Political Participation: Mapping the Terrain", in Jan van Deth, Anders Westholm and José Ramón Montero (coord.), Citizenship, Involvement in European Democracies. A comparative Analysis. London: Roudletge, 2006 (with Jan Teorell and José Ramón Montero).

"Anti-Party Sentiments in Southern Europe", in Richard P. Gunther, J. R. Montero and Juan J. Linz (eds) Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 257-290. (with Richard P. Gunther and  J. R. Montero).


Published in Spanish or Catalan

"Los orígenes del apoyo democrático en la España Postfranquista" in Nigel Townson (ed.), España en cambio. El segundo franquismo 1959-1975. Madrid: Siglo XXI, 2009, pp. 167-214.

"Ciudadanos y votantes en España: un balance de los últimos veinte años", in Jordi Gracia y Domingo Ródenas de Moya (eds.), Sociedad y cultura en la España democrática, 1986-2008. Madrid: Iberoamerica y Vervuert, 2009, pp. 23-41.

"La desafecció política a Catalunya: un fet diferencial?", in Eva Anduiza Perea (dir.) Informe sobre l'estat de la democràcia a Catalunya 2007. Barcelona: Mediterrània i Fundació Jaume Bofill, 2008, pp 227-242.


C. Articles in Professional Journals

Published in English

"Electoral Coordination Strikes Again: The 2008 General Election in Spain" Southern European Society and Politics, 13 (3) September 2008, pp 363-377 (with Ignacio Lago).

"The 2006 Regional Election in Catalonia: Exit, Voice, and Electoral Market Failures, Southern European Society and Politics, 12 (2) June 2007, pp 221-235 (with Ignacio Lago and J.R. Montero).

"The Spanish General Election: In the Shadow of Al-Qaeda",  Southern European Society and Politics 9 (3) winter 2004: 107-121. (with Guillem Rico).

"The Political Re-crafting of Social Bases of Party Competition: The Case of Chile 1973-1995", British Journal of Political Science 33, 2003: pp. 55-84 (with Scott Mainwaring).


Published in Spanish

"El origen y la evolución del apoyo a la democracia en España. La construcción del apoyo incondicional en las nuevas democracias", Revista Española de Ciencia Política, 18, 2008: pp 29-65.

"La participación política de los españoles", Claves de la Razón Practica, 173, 2007: 38-45 (with Ignacio Lago and J.R. Montero).

"Supervisión y control de calidad del trabajo de campo de la Encuesta Social Europea en España: Evaluación y resultados", Metodología de Encuestas, 7, 2006: 75-96 (with Laura Morales and Clara Riba).


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PAPERS PRESENTED AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS


The following is a list of the most recent papers presented (since 2006).  To view Mariano Torcal's complete list of papers presented at professional meetings download the full CV in .pdf format.


A. International Meetings

  1. Conference "Los problemas de representación en las nuevas democracias: los efectos de la desafección y la falta de institucionalización de los partidos". Inaugural Discourse of the II Diplomado de la Escuela de Formación Electoral y Civil (EFEC), Junta Central Electoral, Santo Domingo. 20 May, 2009.
  1. Conferencia Internacional. "Opinión Publica y Democracia: El papel de los medios de comunicación en America Latina". Panel 1: "El rol de la televisión en la generación de la opinión publica", organized by the Universidad Diego Portales. Chile, 3-4 November de 2008
  1. 104th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). Boston,MA. 28-31 August, 2008. Panel 14-10: "Citizenship, Identity, Representation and Scope of Governance in the European Union". Paper Presented: "Confidence in the European Institutions: A National Phenomenon?".
  1. XIX Congreso Nacional y II Internacional de Estudios Electorales, de Jalisco, 21-23 November de 2007. "Redes sociales y participación política en México: la elección presidencial de 2006" (with Gerardo Maldonado), round table with Leonardo Valdés (coord).
  1. 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). Chicago,IL 31 August-2 September, 2007. Panel 15-12: "Thirty years of Spanish Democracy: Evaluating Institucional and Party Theories". Panel discussant.
  1. "The Vail International Workshop in Democracy in the global world": The problem of equality democracy: The problems of democracies representatives organized by the Graduate school of international studies. University of Denver, Denver, 14-16 December 2006.
  1. Undertanding European Public Opinion, A Conference of the European Commission/DG Communication. Madrid, 26-27 October, 2006.  Paper Presented: "How to improve our surveys and the problems with the Eurobarometer".
  1. 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). Philadelphia August 31st-September 3rd, 2006. Panel 12-5: Party Systems and Party Systems in Developing Democracies.  Paper Presented: "Political Mobilization of Class Voting: Latin America and Western Europe in the 1990s" (with Scott Mainwaring).
  1. LASA2006 Congress. Puerto Rico, USA. 15-18 March, 2006. Workshop: "What the Publics have to Say: Public Opinion on Politics". Paper presented: "Class Voting: Latin America and Western Europe in the 1990s" (with Scott Mainwaring).
  1. Primer Foro Internacional "México: Escenarios presentes y futuros". México, 22-23 February, 2006. Paper presented: "Los efectos de la desafección democrática".

 
B. Spanish National Meetings

  1. Conference "Political Culture in Southern Europe: Searching for Exceptionalism". Centro de Estudios Constitucionales. Madrid, January 21, 2009.
  1. Seminar on Participación ciudadana y buen gobierno: hacia la consolidación de una cultura política participativa en Andalucía. Málaga, November 26, 2008.
  1. Seminar on Institucionalización de los Sistemas de Partidos en América Latina. Programa América Latina de la Fundación CIDOB. Barcelona, November 20-21, 2008. Mariano Torcal (coord.)
  1. V Congreso de Metodología de Encuestas. Córdoba, September 24-26,2008. Papers presented: "Lo que hay escondido tras un éxito. El trabajo de campo en la tercera ola de la encuesta social europea"(with Clara Riba and Laura Morales) y "Las elecciones generales de 2008 en España" (with Ignacio Lago).
  1. XX Cursos Europeos. Participación Ciudadana: nueva cultura política en un contexto de liderazgo compartido. Euskadi, September 8-9 ,2008. Trabajo presentado: "Ciudadanía y actitudes en las democracias contemporáneas".
  1. VII Congreso Español de Ciencia Política y de la Administración. Valencia, September 18-20, 2007.Chair of the panel: "Comportamiento político, información y control de los gobiernos en nuevas democracias".
  1. XII Encuentro de Latinoamericanistas Españoles. Santander, September 21-23, 2006. Chair of the panel: "Representación y Comportamiento Político".

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MOST RECENT AND ACTIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS

Ciudadanía Europea en España: Comportamiento Político y Actitudes Políticas hacia el Proceso de Integración Europea

Funding: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Plan Nacional de I+D+I
Ref.: CSO2009-14434 (2010-2012)
Principal Investigator

Grup de Recerca en Opinió Pública, Vot i Metodologia d'Enquestes
Funding: Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
Ref.: 2009SGR-1368 (2009-2013)
Principal Investigator

Diseño y aplicación de la Cuarta Ola de la European Social Survey en España
Funding: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia
Ref.: SEJ2007-29562-E (2008-2010)
Principal Investigator
webpage: http://www.upf.edu/ess/

Providing an Infrastructure for Research on Electoral Democracy in the European Union (PIREDEU Project)
Funding: European Commission - 7th Framework Programme
Ref.: 211810 (2008-2011)
Spanish partner of the project and responsible of the Spanish survey
webpage: http://www.piredeu.eu/ 

Integrated and United? A Quest for Citizenship in an 'Ever Closer Europe' (INTUNE Project)
Funding: European Commission - 6th Framework Programme
Ref.: 513421 (2005-2009)
Member of the Steering Committee; Member of the Working Group on Mass Opinion
webpage: http://www.intune.it/ 

Comparative National Elections Project
Research Collaborator
webpage: http://www.cnep.ics.ul.pt/


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MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Spanish Professional Association of Political Scientists (AECPA).

American Political Science Association (APSA).

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)


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LANGUAGE ABILITIES

Spanish - (native).

English - reading, writing and speaking.

Italian - reading and speaking.

Portuguese - reading.

French - reading.

Catalan - reading and writing.


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