Dr Ferran Martinez Coma

Research Associate

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The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Dr Ferran Martínez i Coma is a Research Associate at theElectoral Integrity Project. Prior to this position, he was a Technical Adviser for elections for the General Direction of Interior Policy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in Madrid, Spain.

Ferran has published in Electoral Studies, Party Politics and Applied Economics Letters as well as in Spanish academic journals. His dissertation –a comparative study for 20 elections of 7 democracies during the 1990’s- entitled “Why do electoral campaigns matter? (¿Por qué importan las campañas electorales?)”, was published in 2008 by the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS).

He was appointed Assistant Professor at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas in Mexico City (from July 2007 to March 2010). He was the Project Manager of the “México, Las Américas y el Mundo” and “Las Américas y el Mundo” research projects.

Ferran has previously served as a Senior Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office in Madrid (from April 2010 to December 2011) and as a Technical Adviser at the Barcelona’s City Hall Department of Studies and Evaluation (from February 2006 to June 2007). He has also been a short term observer for the OSCE in the Kazakhstan presidential election of 2005.

Research interests

  • Turnout
  • Electoral campaigning
  • Elections
  • Political Parties

Selected grants

2010

  • Making Electoral Democracy Work: Voters, Parties and the Rules of the Game; Martinez i Coma F; Spanish Ministry of Education/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Martinez i Coma, F. (2008). ¿Por qué importan las campañas electorales? [Why care about the campaign?]. Madrid: Centre for Sociological Research.

Book Chapters

  • Martinez i Coma, F., Duval, R. (2010). Migración y opinión pública : el caso español [Migration and public opinion: the Spanish case]. In Jorge Durand; Jorge A Schiavon (Eds.), Perspectivas migratorias: Un análisis interdisciplinario de la migración internacional. Spain: CIDE.
  • Martínez i Coma, F., Fernández-Albertos, J. (2008). Los efectos de la campaña y de los debates electorales. In J. R. Montero and I. Lago (Eds.), Elecciones, 2008, (pp. 143-174). Madrid, Spain: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS).

Journals

  • Martinez i Coma, F. (2013). Apuntes sobre el estudio del comportamiento electoral en España. Revista de estudios políticos, 161, 69-91.
  • Norris, P., Frank, R., Martinez i Coma, F. (2013). Assessing the Quality of Elections. Journal of democracy, 24(4), 124-135.
  • Lago, I., Martínez i Coma, F. (2012). Forgetting to make votes count: The role of previous democratic experience. Electoral Studies, 31, 413-421. [More Information]
  • Lago, I., Martínez, F. (2011). Why new parties? Party Politics: the international journal for the study of political parties and political organizations, 17(1), 3-20.
  • Martinez i Coma, F., Sanz-Labrador, I. (2009). ¿Qué determinan las opiniones sobre la justicia? Un estudio cuantitativo [What determines the reviews of justice? A quantitative study]. Revista Española de Ciencia Política, (21), 69-90.
  • Sanz, I., Martínez i Coma, F. (2008). Skill and support to globalization in the EU. Applied Economics Letters, 15(4), 271-275. [More Information]
  • Lago, I., Martínez i Coma, F. (2007). The importance of electoral rules: Comparing the number of parties in Spain's Lower and Upper Houses. Electoral Studies, 26, 381-389. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Martinez i Coma, F. (2013). Measuring Electoral Integrity. Concepts and Indices of Electoral Integrity, Boston: Electoral Integrity Project.
  • Sanz, I., Martinez i Coma, F., Steinberg, F. (2009). Does social spending increase support for free trade in advanced democracies? XI Conference on International Economics.
  • Martinez i Coma, F. (2009). Mexico. World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) II Latin American Congress on Public Opinion.

Report

  • Norris, P., Martinez i Coma, F., Frank, R. (2014). The Year in Elections, 2013.

2014

  • Norris, P., Martinez i Coma, F., Frank, R. (2014). The Year in Elections, 2013.

2013

  • Martinez i Coma, F. (2013). Apuntes sobre el estudio del comportamiento electoral en España. Revista de estudios políticos, 161, 69-91.
  • Norris, P., Frank, R., Martinez i Coma, F. (2013). Assessing the Quality of Elections. Journal of democracy, 24(4), 124-135.
  • Martinez i Coma, F. (2013). Measuring Electoral Integrity. Concepts and Indices of Electoral Integrity, Boston: Electoral Integrity Project.

2012

  • Lago, I., Martínez i Coma, F. (2012). Forgetting to make votes count: The role of previous democratic experience. Electoral Studies, 31, 413-421. [More Information]

2011

  • Lago, I., Martínez, F. (2011). Why new parties? Party Politics: the international journal for the study of political parties and political organizations, 17(1), 3-20.

2010

  • Martinez i Coma, F., Duval, R. (2010). Migración y opinión pública : el caso español [Migration and public opinion: the Spanish case]. In Jorge Durand; Jorge A Schiavon (Eds.), Perspectivas migratorias: Un análisis interdisciplinario de la migración internacional. Spain: CIDE.

2009

  • Sanz, I., Martinez i Coma, F., Steinberg, F. (2009). Does social spending increase support for free trade in advanced democracies? XI Conference on International Economics.
  • Martinez i Coma, F. (2009). Mexico. World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) II Latin American Congress on Public Opinion.
  • Martinez i Coma, F., Sanz-Labrador, I. (2009). ¿Qué determinan las opiniones sobre la justicia? Un estudio cuantitativo [What determines the reviews of justice? A quantitative study]. Revista Española de Ciencia Política, (21), 69-90.

2008

  • Martínez i Coma, F., Fernández-Albertos, J. (2008). Los efectos de la campaña y de los debates electorales. In J. R. Montero and I. Lago (Eds.), Elecciones, 2008, (pp. 143-174). Madrid, Spain: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS).
  • Sanz, I., Martínez i Coma, F. (2008). Skill and support to globalization in the EU. Applied Economics Letters, 15(4), 271-275. [More Information]
  • Martinez i Coma, F. (2008). ¿Por qué importan las campañas electorales? [Why care about the campaign?]. Madrid: Centre for Sociological Research.

2007

  • Lago, I., Martínez i Coma, F. (2007). The importance of electoral rules: Comparing the number of parties in Spain's Lower and Upper Houses. Electoral Studies, 26, 381-389. [More Information]

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