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Publications

Books

Chaqués-Bonafont, L., Palau, A.M., and Baumgartner, F.R. (2015) Agenda Dynamics in Spain, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Molins, J., Muñoz, L. y Medina, I. (eds)  (2016). Los grupos de interés en España. Organización, institucionalización y estrategias de influencia, Madrid: Tecnos

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Skorkjær Binderkrantz, A., Chaqués Bonafont, L., Halpin, D.R. (2016). “Diversity in the News? A Study of Interest Groups in the Media in the UK, Spain and Denmark”, British Journal of Political Science, available on CJO2016. doi:10.1017/S0007123415000599. 

Muñoz, L. (2016). “The relevance of organizational structure to NGOs' approaches to the policy process”, Voluntas. The International Journal of the Third Sector, 27(1): 465-486.

Muñoz, L. (2016). “El impacto de la regulación estatal en las ONG de Desarrollo en España”, Revista de Estudios Políticos, 171: 193-222.

Muñoz, L. and Pere Vilanova (2016). “La politización de las Organizaciones Internacionales como proceso”, Revista Española de Ciencia Política, 40: 139-160.

Chaqués-Bonafont, Laura and Frank R. Baumgartner (2015), “All News is Bad News. Newspapers Coverage of Political Parties in Spain”, Political Communication,32, 2: 268–91

Palau, A.M, Muñoz, L. and Chaqués, L. (2015) “Government-Opposition Dynamics in Spain under the Pressure of Economic Collapse and the Debt Crisis”, Journal of Legislative Studies, 21(1): 75-95.

Muñoz, L. (2014). “A vueltas con las ONG: perspectivas teóricas sobre su papel en el proceso político”,  Revista Mexicana de Análisis Político y Administración Pública, 3(2): 277-297.

Beyers, J.; Chaqués Bonafont, L.; Dür, A.; Eising, R.; Fink-Hafner, D; Lowery, D.; Mahoney, Ch.; Maloney, W.; Naurin, D. (2014): “The INTEREURO Project: Logic and structure”, Interest Groups and Advocacy, 3 (2): 126-140.

Baroni, L.; Carroll, B.J.;  Chalmers, A.W; Muñoz, L.M.; Rasmussen, A. (2014): “Defining and classifying interest groups”, Interest Groups and Advocacy, 3 (2): 141-159.

Chaqués-Bonafont, L. and Baumgartner, Frank R. (2013) "Newspaper attention and policy activities in Spain", Journal of Public Policy, 33: 65-88

Palau, A.M. y Davesa, F. (2013) "El impacto de la cobertura mediática de la corrupción en la opinión pública española (1996-2009)", Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 144: 97-125.

Muñoz, L. (2013) "Treinta años de cooperación al desarrollo en España: análisis de la continuidad y cambio en las políticas públicas”, Revista Mexicana de Análisis Político y Administración Pública, 2 (2): 77-105.

Palau, A.M. (2013) "El impacto de la Unión Europea en la agenda legislativa estatal y autonómica (1986-2007)", Revista de Estudios Políticos, 160: 69-102.

Chaqués-Bonafont, L.; Montpetit, E.; Palau, A.M.; Muñoz, L. (2012): “Divergence and Convergence of Policy Priorities among Sub-National Units in Federal Systems: The Cases of Canada and Spain”, Perspectives on Europe. Council for European Studies Journal, 42 (2): 14-21.

Chaqués-Bonafont, L. and Palau, A. M. (2011) "Comparing law-making activities in a quasi-federal system of government. The case of Spain", Comparative Political Studies, 44 (8): 1089-1119.

Chaqués-Bonafont, L. and Palau, A. M. (2011) "Assessing the Responsiveness of Spanish Policymakers to the Priorities of their Citizens", West European Politics, 34 (4): 706-730.

Palau, A.M., Chaqués-Bonafont, L, Muñoz, L, Medir, LL., Davesa, F. y Julio, M. (2011) "Priorización de problemas en las agendas legislativas autonómicas: instituciones y preferencias políticas", Gestión y Análisis de Políticas Públicas, 6, julio-diciembre 2011, pp.105-30.

Muñoz, L. (2011). "La Agencia y la regulación de la cooperación al desarrollo de la Generalitat de Cataluña", Revista de Investigaciones Políticas y Sociológicas, 10 (1): 113-126.

Mortensen, P.B., C.Green-Pedersen, G. Breeman, L. Chaqués, W. Jennings, P. John, A. M. Palau, and A. Timmermans (2011) "Comparing Government Agendas: Executive Speeches in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Denmark". Comparative Political Studies 44 (8): 1001-1030.

Jennings, W., S. Bevan, A. Timmermans, G. Breeman, S. Brouard, L. Chaqués, Ch. Green-Pedersen, P. John, P. B. Mortensen, and A. M. Palau (2011): "Effects of the Core Functions of Government on the Diversity of Executive Agendas", Comparative Political Studies  44 (8): 973-1000.

Chaqués-Bonafont, L, A. M. Palau (2009). "The Dynamics of Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis of the Food Safety and Pharmaceutical Policy in Spain", Journal of Public Policy, 29(1): 103-126.

Chaqués-Bonafont, L (2009). "Nuevo paradigma, nuevo contexto institucional: el caso de la política farmacéutica", Gestión y Análisis de Políticas Públicas, 1:1.

Palau, A.M. (2009). "Continuidad y cambio en la política de seguridad alimentaria española", Revista Española de Ciencia Política, 21: 47-68.

Princen,S. S. Brouard, L. Chaqués, C. Green-Pedersen, W. Jennings, P. John, L. Muñoz (2009). "Les Dynamiques d'Agendas Multiniveaux dans la Politique Environnmentale de l'Union Européenne", Revue International de Politique Comparée, 16 (3): 485-502.

Breeman,G. L. Chaqués, C. Green-Pedersen, W. Jennings, P.B. Mortensen, A. Palau, A. Timmermans (2009). "Comparer les Agendas Gouvernementaux: Les Discours du Trone aux Pays-Bas, au Royaume-Uni, au Danemark et en Espagne", Revue International de Politique Comparée, 16 (3): 405-421.

Wilkerson, J. F.R. Baumgartner, S. Brouard, L. Chaqués-Bonafont, C. Green-Pedersen, E. Grossman, B. Jones, A. Timmermans, S. Walgrave (2009). "The comparative Agendas Project : Principles, Contents and Challenges", Revue International de Politique Comparée, 16 (3): 365-379.

Brouard,S. J. Wilkerson, F.R. Baumgartner, A. Timmermans, S. Bevan, G. Breeman, C. Breunig, L. Chaqués-Bonafont, C. Green-Pedersen, Will Jennings, P. John, B. D. Jones, D. Lowery (2009). "Comparer les Productions Législatives: Enjeux et Methodes", Revue International de Politique Comparée, 16 (3): 381-404.

Brouard, S., Laura Chaqués-Bonafont, C. Green-Pedersen, A. Timmermans, (2009) Comparer les agendes politiquees: Une Noouvelle Voie pur la Politique comparée, Revue International de Politique Comparée, Special Issue 16 (3).

Book Chapters

Medina, I. i Muñoz, L (2015): “La relevancia de los grupos de interés en la ciencia política”, en Los grupos de interés en España. Organización, institucionalización y estrategias de influencia, Madrid:Tecnos

Muñoz, L (2015). “Las ONG en la política de cooperación al desarrollo”, in en Molins, J., Muñoz, L. and Medina, I. (eds): Los grupos de interés en España. Organización, institucionalización y estrategias de influencia, Madrid: Tecnos.

Chaqués Bonafont, Laura and Leonor Flores (2015) “Farmaindustria como Organización de Intereses”, in L. Muñoz, et al. (eds) Grupos de Interés en España. Organización, Institucionalización y Estrategias de Influencia, Madrid: Tecnos.

Palau, A.M. (2015) “Las organizaciones de interés en la política de seguridad alimentaria”, en Molins, J., Muñoz, L. and Medina, I., (eds.) Los grupos de interés en España: Organización, institucionalización y estrategias de influencia, Madrid: Tecnos

Palau, A.M., Muñoz, L. and Chaqués, L. (2015) “Government-Opposition Dynamics in Spain under the Pressure of Economic Collapse and Debt Crisis”, in De Giorgi, E. and Moury, C. Government–Opposition Dynamics in Southern European Countries during the Economic Crisis. Great Recession, Great Cooperation? Abingdon: Routledge

Chaqués-Bonafont, L.; Palau, A.M. and Muñoz, L. (2014): Policy promises and governmental activities in Spain”, in Green-Pedersen, Ch. and Walgrave, S. (eds.) Agenda Setting, Policies and Political Systems: A Comparative Approach. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

Chaqués-Bonafont, L. and Palau, A.M. (2012) "From Prohibition to Permissiveness: a Two Wave Change on Morality Issues in Spain", in Isabella Engeli, Christoffer Green-Pedersen, Lars Thorup Larsen, Morality Politics in Western Europe. Parties, agendas and policy choices, Palgrave.

Palau, A.M., L. Chaqués-Bonafont (2012). "Europeanization of legislative activity in Spain" in S. Brouard, O. Costa, T. Köning (eds.), The Europeanization of domestic legislatures. The empirical implications of the Delors' Myth in nine countries, Jon Springer, Studies in Public Choice Series, New York, pp. 173-196.

Palau, A.M. L. Chaqués-Bonafont (2011). "Problemas públicos, prioridades políticas y preferencias ciudadanas en España. Un análisis desde la perspectiva de la Agenda", in I. Delgado (ed.), Alcanzando el Equilibrio. El Acceso y la Presencia de las Mujeres en los Legislativos. Valencia: Tirant lo Blanc

Chaqués-Bonafont, L.(2009). "Los nuevos actores globales de la política farmacéutica", in L.Girona, J.Rovira, N.Homedes (eds.) Medicamentos. Entre la Salud y el Mercado, Barcelona: Icaria

Chaqués-Bonafont, L.(2008). "Fragmentación, judicialización, e internacionalización de la organización de intereses en el sector farmacéutico", in Xavier Seuba (ed.) Salud Pública y Patentes Farmacéuticas. Cuestiones de Economía, Política y Derecho, Barcelona: J.M. Bosch Editor

Other Publications

Chaqués-Bonafont, Laura (2015). “El Registre de Lobbies”, in A. Cerrillo-Martínez and J. Ponce-Solé (eds.) Transparència, accés a la informació i bon govern a Catalunya. Comentaris de la Llei 19/2014, de 9 de desembre, Barcelona: UOC

Palau, A.M. and Muñoz, L. (2015): “Opposition strategies and patterns of consensus in the Spanish parliament”, Transjus Working Papers. University of Barcelona, 3/2015 (ISSN2462-263X)

Palau, A.M. (2013) “Corrupció, mitjans de comunicación i democracia”, Revista Àmbits. Monogràfic sobre participación democrática: formes emergents de participación per a una democracia en canvi, Desembre 2013.

Chaqués, L.; Montpetit, E.; Palau, A.M.; Muñoz, L. (2012) “Divergence and Convergence of Policy Priorities among Sub-National Units in Federal Systems: The Cases of Canada and Spain”, Perspectives on Europe. Council for European Studies Journal, 42(2): 14-21.

Chaqués, L, Palau, A.M. Muñoz, L. and Wilkerson, J (2008) “Comparing governmental agendas: evolution of the prioritization of issues in the USA and Spain”, IBEI Working Papers, 14: 1-30.

Conference Papers

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XII Congreso Español de Ciencia Política y de la Administración (AECPA), San Sebastián, 13-15 July 2015.Presentation of the following papers: 1) “Las políticas de cooperación entre ONG, Estados y Organizaciones Internacionales”. Authors: Muñoz, L. and Vilanova, P.; 2) “Why interest organizations are invited to Parliamentary hearings?”. Authors: Chaqués-Bonafont, L. and Muñoz, L.; 3)  “Media coverage of EU issues in Spain (1996-2012)”. Authors: Palau, A.M. and Ansemill, M.

22th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies (CES), Paris, 8-10 July 2015. Presentation of the following papers:1) “Governing By Consensus? Government-Opposition Relations in Spain (2001-2013)”. Authors: Palau, A.M. and Muñoz, L.; 2)“The Impact of Exogenous and Endogenous Factors on the Media Coverage of European Integration: A Comparative Analysis of France, Spain and the UK (1990-2013)”. Authors: Gyuinaudeau, I. and Palau, A.M.

ECPR Joint Sessions, Varsovia, Poland. Presentation of the following paper: “INGOs Cooperation with the OECD: The Politics of Mutual Interest in the International Dialogue for State Building and Peacebuilding”. Authors: Muñoz, L. i Vilanona, P.

International Public Policy Conference, Milan, 1-4 July 2015. Presentation of the following paper: “Agenda Dynamics in Hard Times”. Authros: Laura Chaqués-Bonafont, Palau, A.M. and Baumgartner, F.

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions, Salamanca, 10-15 April, 2014. Presentation of the following paper: Title: Hiding Interest Organizations. Comparing interest groups regulation at the national and subnational level in Spain. Authors: Laura Chaqués-Bonafont, Luz Muñoz, Anna Palau and Ruben Moliné).

MPSA, Midwest Political Science AssociationChicago (United States), April, 2014. Presentation of the following paper: Gender and Policy dynamics. Comparing Spain, the UK and the US. Authors: Laura Chaqués-Bonafont, Mary Atkinson and Shaun Bevan.

XI Congreso Español de Ciencia Política y de la Administración (AECPA), Sevilla, 18th - 20th September 2013. Presentation of the following papers: 1)Title: “Articulación de intereses en el sector de la cooperación al desarrollo: estructura y distribución de poder”. Author: Muñoz, L. 2) Title: “La cobertura mediática de los escándalos de corrupción política y su impacto en la opinión pública (1996-2009)”. Authors: Palau, A.M., Davesa, F. *) Chair of the Panel "GT 5.6 La dinámica de las políticas públicas en un contexto de gobernanza multinivel": Laura Chaqués-Bonafont, Anna Palau and Luz Muñoz

7th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, Bordeaux, 4th - 7th September 2013. Presentation of the following papers: 1) Title: "Different Media Systems, Different Patterns of Interest Group Access? Interest Groups in the Media in Denmark, the UK and Spain". Authors: Binderkrantz, A., Chaqués-Bonafont, L., and Darren, H. 2) Title: "Government and opposition in Spain under the pressure of economic collapse and debt crisis". Authors: Muñoz, L., Palau, A.M., and Chaqués-Bonafont, L.

Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Chicago, August 29th - September 1st 2013. Presentation of the following paper: Title: "Public Policy Investment in Spain and the United Kingdom: conditional opinion-responsiveness in multilevel settings". Authors: Bertelly, T., Chaqués-Bonafont, L., John, P., and Palau, A.M.

20th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies (CES), Amsterdam, 25th - 27th June 2013. Presentation of the following papers: 1) Title: "From Promises to Decisions: Analyzing Immigration Policy in Spain". Authors: Chaqués-Bonafont, L., Morales, L., Palau, A.M., and Ros, V. 2) Title: "All News is Bad News, Newspaper Coverage of Political Parties in Spain". Author: Baumgartner, F.R., Chaqués-Bonafont, L. 3) Title: "Does Europe matter? An analysis of how EU affairs are prioritized in the Spanish Parliament (1986-2011)". Authors: Palau, A.M. 4) Title: "The Interaction between Media Coverage and Parliamentary Questions - A Cross-National Comparison". Authors: Chaqués-Bonafont, L., Mortensen, P., Sciarini, P., Tresch, A., Vliegenthart, R.,Walgrave, S., and Baumgartner, F.R. *)Chair of the Panel 123 "Media Attention and Policy Dynamics": Laura Chaqués-Bonafont

3rd European Conference on Politics and Gender, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Barcelona, 21st - 23rd March 2013. Presentation of the paper: "Gender Differences in Policy Priorities: Analyzing Oral Questions in Spain and the US". Authors: Chaqués-Bonafont L., Atkinson, M.L.

International Political Science Association IPSA, Madrid, 8th - 12th July 2012. Presentation of the following papers: 1) Title: "Political responsiveness in a multilevel system of governance: the case of Spain". Authors: Chaqués-Bonafont L., Palau A.M. 2) Title: "Different approaches to public policy? The relevance of organizational structure of NGO". Author: L. Muñoz

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions, Antwerp, 10th - 15th April 2012. Presentation of the following paper: Title: "Leading or following? the dynamics between the political elites and public opinion in the emergence of the immigration issue in Spain". Authors: Morales, L., Ros, V., Chaqués-Bonafont L. and Palau, A.M.

University of Oxford, All Souls College, April 2012. Presentation of the following paper: Title: "Political decentralization in Spain". Author: L. Chaqués-Bonafont. Workshop: "The Promise and Pitfalls of Federalism: Constitutional Development for the 21st Century", Director: L. Miller.

19th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies (CES), Boston, 22nd - 24th March 2012. Presentation of the following papers: 1) Title: "Analyzing the capacity of the mass media to dermine variation in issue attention in the political agenda". Authors: Chaqués-Bonafont, L. and Palau, A.M. 2) Title: "Parliamentary Scrutiny over EU issues in Spain (1996-2009)". Author: Palau, A.M. 3) Title: "Interest groups participation in parliamentary committes: the case of Spain". Authors: L. Chaqués-Bonafont, L. Muñoz

X Congreso Español de Ciencia Política y de la Administración (AECPA), Murcia, 7th - 9th September 2011. Presentation of the following paper: Title: "La agenda de los medios de comunicación en España. Un análisis de las portadas de El País y El Mundo (2000-2010)". Authors: Palau, A.M., Chaqués-Bonafont, L., Muñoz, L.

18th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies (CES), Barcelona, 20th - 22nd June 2011. Presentation of the following papers: 1) Title: "Electoral promises and political responses in a multilevel system of governance: the case of Spain". Author: Palau, A.M., Muñoz, L. 2) Title: "Morality issues in the Spanish media system" Author: Chaqués-Bonafont, L., Palau, A., Muñoz, L.

6th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, Reykjavik, 23th - 27th August 2011. Presentation of the following papers: 1) Title: "Policy change and morality issues in Spain: towards the secularisation of the political debate". Authors: Palau, A.M., Chaqués-Bonafont, L., Muñoz, L. 2) Title: "Mobilization of interest groups in the Spanish Parliament". Authors: Chaqués-Bonafont, L., Muñoz, L. 3) Title: "Is there a Spanish media agenda?". Authors: Chaqués-Bonafont, L., Palau, A.M., Muñoz, L. 4) Title: "Policy Divergence and Asymmetric Regionalism: comparing Agendas in Catalonia and Scotland". Authors: John, P., Chaqués-Bonafont, L., Palau, A.M.

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions, Saint Gallen, 12th - 17th April 2011. Presentation of the following paper: Title: "NGOs swing with globalization and secularization". Author: Muñoz, L.

3r European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Graduate Conference, Dublin, 30th August – 1st September 2010. Presentation of the following paper: Title: "How NGOs prioritize and frame policy issues". Author: Muñoz, L.

Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, April 2010. Presentation of the following paper: Title: "Explaining issue competition in Spain: a comparison of law production at the nacional and sub-national level from 1980 to 2008". Authors: Chaqués-Bonafont, L. and Palau, A.M. Workshop: Policy Agendas in Europe and North America

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions, Münster, 22nd - 27th March 2010. Presentation of the following paper: Title: "Regulating Morality Issues in Spain". Author: Chaqués-Bonafont, L. Workshop: The Dynamics of Morality Politics and Policy across Space and Time. Directors F. Varone (Université de Genève) and I. Engeli (European University Institute)

International Political Science Association IPSA, Luxembourg, 18th - 20th March 2010. Presentation of the following paper: Title: "The Europeanization of Lawmaking Activity In Spain (1986-2007)". Authors: Palau, A.M., Chaqués-Bonafont, L. Panel: European, National and Regional Parliaments and EU Law-making. Co-Chairs: Patrick Dumont & Philippe Poirier (University of Luxembourg) and Wilfried Swenden (University of Edinburgh)

IX Congreso Español de Ciencia Política y de la Administración (AECPA), Málaga, 23rd - 25th September 2009. Presentation of the following paper: Title: "Representación Política e Instituciones en España". Authors: Chaqués-Bonafont, L., Palau, A.M. Workshop: Continuidad y cambio en los parlamentos en el siglo XXI: transformaciones y dinámica institucional desde la perspectiva multinivel. Panel Chair: I. Delgado and M. González

IX Congreso Español de Ciencia Política y de la Administración (AECPA), Málaga, 23rd - 25th September 2009. Presentation of the following paper: Title "La dinàmica de la agenda de cooperación para el desarrollo en España. 1985-2005". Authors: Muñoz, L. Workshop: Políticas de cooperación al desarrollo. Panel Chair: Susana Ruíz Seisdedos and Nieves Lagares

5th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, Potsdam, 10th - 12th September 2009. Presentation of the following paper: Title: “Issue Competition and Parliamentary Democracy in Spain". Authors: Chaqués-Bonafont, L. and Palau, A.M. Section: Comparing Origins and Effects of Political Institutions. Panel: Comparing Hypes, Friction, and Responsive Government. Panel Chair: G. Breeman and A. Timmermans

5th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, Potsdam, 10th - 12th September 2009. Presentation of the following paper: Title: "The Europeanization of the Spanish food safety policy: framing and institucional change and its relation to European "soft law". Author: Palau, A.M. Workshop: Regulatory agencies and the Europeanization of food safety policy. Panel Chair: Gabriele Abels (University of Tübingen)

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions, Lisbon, 15th - 19th April 2009. Presentation of the following paper: Title: "Political representation and institutions in Spain". Authors: Palau, A. M. and Chaqués-Bonafont, L. Workshop: Institutional Design of Parliamentary Rules and Party Politics. Panel Chair: Zdenka Mansfeldova and Wolfgang Müller

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions, Rennes, 11th - 16th April 2008. Presentation of the following paper: Title: "The Comparative legislative agenda, studying Parliaments by their outputs". Authors: Brouard, S., Baumgartner, F., Chaqués-Bonafont, L., Timmermans, A., Green-Pedersen, C., Walgrave S. and Wilkerson, J. Workshop: Comparing Legislatures Worldwide: Roles, Functions and Performance in Old and New Democracies. Panel Chair: Natalia Ajenjo (University of Burgos), Mariana Llanos (GIGA German Institute for Global and Area Studies)

Meetings and Workshops

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I. Organization of meetings

European Policy Agendas Group Meeting. Barcelona, 23rd January 2010. Meeting chaired by S. Princen and sponsored by the Montesquieu Institute (The Hague). Organization of this meeting aimed to discuss methodological aspects about the analysis of the EU agenda.

Delors’ Myth Meeting. Barcelona, 22nd January 2010. Organization of this third meeting of the Delors project aimed to present and discuss book chapters

Morality Politics Project Meeting. Barcelona, 28th November 2009. Organization of this third meeting of the project Morality Politics in Comparative Perspective, funded by the Danish Social Science Research Council and directed by Prof. Green-Pedersen

2nd Comparative Policy Agendas Annual Meeting. Barcelona, June 19th – 22nd 2008. Organization of this second general meeting of the Comparative Policy Agenda Project in Barcelona, which had several goals: discussion of methodological aspects related to the development of datasets, presentation of papers and definition of future goals and strategies of the Comparative Policy Agendas project

 

II. Participation in workshops and meetings

“Party Competition and Political Representation in Crisis: A comparative perspective”, Paper presented:Chaqués,L., Palau, A.M. and Borghetto, E "Between contraction of agendas and expansion of conflict: the impact of the euro crisis on issue attention in Southern Europe, Special Issue to be submitted to Party Politics", European University Institute, Florence, 24-25 September, 2015.

Policy Making in Hard Times: Southern European Countries in a Comparative Perspective. Paper presented: Chaqués-Bonafont, L. Palau, A.M. and Muñoz, L., «Politics under pressure : Legislative Voting Behaviour before and after the economic crisis in Spain », 20-21 November 2014.

7th Comparative Policy Agendas Annual Meeting. Antwerp, June 27th - 29th 2013. Participation in this seventh general meeting of the comparative Policy Agendas. Presentation of the following papers: 1) Title: "The dynamics of political decentralization in Spain: analyzing the interaction between political parties and the media in Spain". Authors: Chaqués-Bonafont, L. 2) Title: "Does Europe matter? An analysis of how EU affairs are prioritized in the Spanish Parliament (1986-2011)". Author: Palau, A.M. 3) Title: “Framing the 15M social movement in Spain: The role of Twitter in setting issue-attributes”. Authors: Davesa, F., Casas-Salleras, A.

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)  Research Sessions, Florence, 20th - 22nd June 2012. Assistance to the workshop: The Europeanization of domestic legislatures, by Palau, A.M.

6th Comparative Policy Agendas Annual Meeting. Reims, June 13th - 16th 2012. Participation in this sixth general meeting of the comparative Policy Agendas. Presentation of the following papers: 1) Title: "Leading or following? The dynamics between the political elites and public opinion in the emergence of the immigration issue in Spain". Authors: Laura Morales, Virginia Ros, Laura Chaqués-Bonafont and Anna Palau. 2) Title: "Comparing Executive Policy Agendas: Investiture Speeches in Spain and Italy". Authors: Enrico Borghetto, Laura Chaqués-Bonafont, Anna Palau, Francesco Visconti and Marco Michieli. Presentation of the following posters: 1) Title: "Policy Promises and Governmental Activities in Spain". Authors: Laura Chaqués-Bonafont, Anna Palau and Luz Muñoz. 2) Title: "Media coverage of corruption scandals in Spain and its impact on public opinion (1996-2009)". Authors: Anna Palau and Ferran Davesa.

5th Comparative Policy Agendas Annual Meeting. Catania, June 23rd - 25th 2011. Participation in this fifth general meeting of the comparative Policy Agendas organized by the University of Catania (Italy). Presentation of the paper: "Electoral promises and political responses in a multilevel system of governance: the case of Spain". Authors: Anna Palau, Laura Chaqués-Bonafont and Luz Munoz.

4th Comparative Policy Agendas Annual Meeting. Seattle, June 18th - 20th 2010. Participation in this fourth general meeting of the comparative Policy Agendas organized by the University of Washington. Presentation of the paper: "Explaining the executive agenda in Spain". Authors: Laura Chaqués-Bonafont, Anna Palau and Luz Muñoz

Delors’ Myth Meeting. Mannheim, 7th May 2010. Presentation of final chapters of the Delors Myth book and discussion about future goals and strategies to be taken by the group

3rd Comparative Policy Agendas Annual Meeting. The Hague, June 18th - 20th 2009. Participation in the second general meeting of Policy Agendas Project organized by The Netherlands team. Presentation of the paper: "Institutional friction and political representation in Spain". Authors: Laura Chaqués-Bonafont, Anna Palau

Media and Party Manifesto Coding Workshop. Geneva, December 18th – 19th 2008. Participation in this workshop aimed to go further in the definition of the methodological aspects about the development of media datasets, which is one of the goals of the Comparative Agendas Research Group. Participant: Laura Chaqués-Bonafont

Morality Project Meeting. Aarhus, December 4th – 5th 2008. Participation in this workshop aimed to define the goals and strategies to be taken for the development of the project. Participants: Laura Chaqués-Bonafont and Anna Palau

Delors’ Myth Workshop. Bordeaux, November 13th – 14th of 2008. Participation in this workshop aimed to discuss the methodology for the analysis of Europeanization of the agenda. Participants: Laura Chaqués-Bonafont and Anna Palau

Coding the Media Workshop. Antwerp, October 3rd 2008. The workshop was aimed to discuss methodological aspects about the development of media datasets, which is one of the goals of the Comparative Agendas Research Group. Participant: Laura Chaqués-Bonafont

New Computer Science Applications in Automated Text Identification and Classification in the Social Sciences. Penn State University, August 15th - 17th 2007. Workshop aimed to discuss and explore the feasibility of new applications developed by computer science practitioners for the policy agendas projects and other social scientist projects. Participant: Luz Muñoz

1st Comparative Policy Agendas Annual Meeting. Paris, February 9th - 10th 2007. Convenors: Sylvain Brouard, Science-Po Paris (hosting institution); Laura Chaqués-Bonafont Bonafont, University of Barcelona; Arco Timmermans, University of Twente. Participant: Laura Chaqués-Bonafont and Luz Muñoz