Jordi Muñoz

Political science. University of Barcelona





  1. Amat, Francesc, Carles Boix, Jordi Muñoz and Toni Rodon. From Political Mobilization to Electoral Participation: Turnout in Barcelona in the 1930s. Forthcoming, The Journal of Politics
  2. Muñoz, J., Falcó-Gimeno, Albert and Enrique Hernández (2019). Unexpected Event during Surveys Design: Promise and Pitfalls for Causal InferencePolitical Analysis (Accepted version)
  3. Muñoz, J. and Eva Anduiza (2019) ‘If a Fight Starts, Watch the Crowd’: The Effect of Violence on Popular Support for Social Movements. Journal of Peace Research (Accepted version)
  4. Falcó-Gimeno, Albert and Jordi Muñoz (2017). Show Me Your Friends: Evidence from a Survey Experiment on the Effect of Coalition Signals. The Journal of Politics, 79 (4), 1454-1459
  5. Muñoz, J., & Pardos-Prado, S. (2017). Immigration and Support for Social Policy: An Experimental Comparison of Universal and Means-Tested Programs. Political Science Research and Methods
  6. Muñoz, J; Anduiza, E. & Gallego, A. (2016). Why do voters forgive corrupt mayors? Implicit exchange, credibility of information, and clean alternatives. Local Government Studies, 42(4): 598-615
  7. Muñoz, J. and Tormos, R. (2015) Economic Expectations and Support for Secession in Catalonia: Between Causality and Rationalization”  European Political Science Review
  8. Pardos-Prado, S., Galais, C., & Muñoz, J. (2014). The dark side of proportionality: Conditional effects of proportional features on turnout. Electoral Studies.
  9. Anduiza, E., Gallego, A., & Muñoz, J. (2013). Turning a Blind Eye Experimental Evidence of Partisan Bias in Attitudes Toward Corruption. Comparative Political Studies, 46(12), 1664-1692.
  10. Muñoz, Jordi and Marc Guinjoan (2013) “Accounting for Internal Variation in Nationalist Mobilization: Unofficial Referendums for Independence in Catalonia (2009-11)Nations and Nationalism, 19(1), pp 44-67
  11. Muñoz, Jordi, Mariano Torcal and Eduard Bonet (2011) ‘ Institutional trust and multilevel government in the European Union: congruence  or compensation?European Union Politics, 12(4) , pp 551-574
  12. Francesc Pallarés, Jordi Muñoz, Lucia López. (2010) ‘State-level Politics and Regional Electoral Competition: First and Second-order Effects in Spain’s Autonomous Elections in 2007’.Regional and Federal Studies.20 – 4,pp. 523 – 537
  13. Muñoz, Jordi (2009) “From National-Catholicism to democratic Patriotism? Democratisation and reconstruction of national pride: The case of Spain (1981-2000)“ Ethnic and Racial Studies, 32:4
  14. Francesc Pallarés, Jordi Muñoz (2008) “The Autonomous elections of November 1st, 2006 in Catalonia  Regional and Federal Studies, Volume 18, Issue 4 pages 449 – 464
  15. Ignacio Lago, Jordi Muñoz and Francesc Pallarés, (2006) “The Galician autonomous elections 2005: the end of the conservative hegemonyRegional and Federal Studies, 16:4
  16. Francesc Pallarés, Jordi Muñoz and Alfredo Retortillo,(2006)  “The Basque autonomous elections 2005: Towards a new scenario for peace?”Regional and Federal Studies, 16:4



  1. Robert Liñeira and Jordi Muñoz (2017) Professionalization and Parliamentary Careers, in Xavier Coller, Antonio M. Jaime-Castillo and Fabiola Mota (eds) Political Power in Spain, Palgrave McMillan
  2. Political Trust and Multilevel Government (Chapter for the Handbook of Political Trust, edited by Sonja Zmerli and Tom van der Meer)
  3. Muñoz, J., Anduiza, E., & Rico, G. (2014). Empowering cuts? Austerity policies and political involvement in Spain. in How Welfare States Shape the Democratic Public: Policy Feedback, Participation, Voting, and Attitudes, 19.
  4. Muñoz, Jordi and Torcal, Mariano (2012) ‘Actitudes hacia la Unión Europea y Elecciones al Parlamento Europeo’ In Mariano Torcal and Joan Font (eds.), Elecciones europeas 2009. Madrid: CIS.
  5. Jordi Muñoz, Mariano Torcal, Eduard Bonet. (2012) ‘Trust in the European Parliament: from affective heuristics to rational cueing.’ In: David Sanders, Pedro Magalhaes, and Gabor Toka (eds) Citizens and the European Polity: Mass Attitudes Towards the European and National Polities (Citizenship,Identity and European Integration).Oxford: Oxford University Press
  6. Mariano Torcal, Jordi Muñoz. 2011. ‘Political Beliefs.’ In: International Encyclopedia of Political Science, SAGE 
  7. Jordi Muñoz (2011) “From National-Catholicism to democratic Patriotism? Democratisation and reconstruction of national pride: The case of Spain (1981-2000)“ in: Martin Bulmer, John Solomos (eds) Nationalism and National Identities To Be Published 11th December 2011 Routledge 
  8. Muñoz, J. (2008) ‘Minority Nationalism and attitudes towards immigration: Catalonia and Basque Country’ in A. Bhattachrya (ed). Nationalism: Theories Formations and Future. Hyderabad: ICFAI University Press (India); 2009
  9. With Lucía López “Elecciones y agenda de campaña en un contexto multinivel: las elecciones autonómicas de mayo de 2007” in: Pallarés, F. (ed.) Las elecciones autonómicas de 2007 Madrid, Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 2008
  10. With Francesc Pallarés and Alfredo Retortillo, Las elecciones autonómicas vascas 2005 (The Basque autonomous elections 2005),  ‘Informe de las Comunidades Autónomas 2005’. Barcelona: Instituto de Derecho Público, 2006: 733-751
  11. With Francesc Pallarés and Alex Boso, The Spanish General elections 2004,  ‘Informe de las Comunidades Autónomas 2004’. Barcelona: Instituto de Derecho Público, 2005
  12. With Francesc Pallarés and Alex Boso, Las elecciones autonómicas en Andalucía 2004 (The Andalusia autonomous elections 2004),‘Informe de las Comunidades Autónomas 2004’. Barcelona: Instituto de Derecho Público, 2005
  13. With Francesc Pallarés, Las elecciones autonómicas en España 2003 (13 Autonomous elections reports 2003) ,‘Informe de las Comunidades Autónomas 2003’. Barcelona: Instituto de Derecho Público, 2004: 677-783











Some of the papers in which I am currently working are:

  • Labor Unrest, Political Activation and Female Participation upon Enfranchisement. With Francesc Amat, Carles Boix and Toni Rodon.
  • Bullets & Ballots: Exposure to Terrorist Attacks and Support for the Incumbent (with Albert Falcó-Gimeno and Roberto Pannico)
  • Social Capital, corruption and accountability. With Pilar Sorribas-Navarro
  • Political Trust and Multilevel Government.



These are some of the questions I am currently trying to address in my research:

  • What explains variation in female electoral participation upon enfranchisement? The role of industrialization and ideology formation
  • What are the consequences of exposure to terrorism on incumbent support?
  • How does the use of violent tactics affect support for social movements?


I am broadly interested in political behavior and comparative politics. My research combines observational and experimental evidence.

Currently, I am working on a historical political science project on the formation of the democratic electorate during the 1930s, in which we analyze the role of political organizations in electorally mobilizing low-resource voters, and the consequences of the introduction of female suffrage.

Other topics on which I work, or have recently worked, include: preferences for redistribution, preferences for secession, the role of coalitions in shaping vote choice, political involvement and turnout, and political trust in multilevel governments.

My doctoral dissertation “From national catholicism to democratic patriotism?: An empirical analysis of contemporany Spanish national identity” analyzed the evolution of the determinants and varieties of the Spanish national identity since the end of the Francoist dictatorship.

I am the Principal Investigator of two research projects:

  1. VOTREP. Political competition, Infrastructures and female suffrage during the Second Spanish Republic (1931-36) – CSO2014-59191-P
  2. POLEXP Excellence network in Experimental Political Science Research  – CSO2015-71952-REDT

Additionally, I am  the academic coordinator of the ERC project The Birth of Party Democracy. The Emergence of Mass Parties and the Choice of Electoral Laws in Europe and North America (1870-1940) directed by prof. Carles Boix.