Francisco Herreros Vázquez

Email: francisco.herreros [at]
Phone: (+34) 916022562
Extensión Interna: 441468
Office: 3E15
Científico Titular de OPIS
Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos
Departamento de Economía y Política
Group: Ciudadanos e Instituciones (CIP)

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Scientific Output

Ph. D. Political Science and Sociology, University Complutense and Ph. D. member of the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Social Science at the Juan March Institute (2002) Master in Social Sciences, Juan March Institute (1999). ICPSR Summer Training Program, University of Michigan (1999). Essex Summer School in Data Analysis (2001, 2002 and 2006)

Visiting Positions: Fernard Braudel Senior Fellow, European University Institute, Florence (2015), Santander Fellow, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford (2012-2013), Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford (2008), Academic Guest of the Sociology Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford (2010), Visiting Scholar, New York University (2003-2004)

Paper presenter, American Political Science Association Annual Meetings (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2016, 2017), Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conferences (2007, 2009, 2011, 2014), European Consortium for Political Research Annual Joint Sessions (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007)

Awards: Award to the best Ph. D. dissertation, Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, University Complutense (2003), Award to the best book published in 2004, Asociación Española de Ciencia Política, Award to the best article published in the Revista Internacional de Sociología in the period 2000-2003.

Research Projects: Principal investigator, “The State and the creation of social capital” (SEJ2006-07695) and “Social trust and informal institutions”(CSO2009-07379), financed by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

Editorial board membership: Open Sociology Journal, Revista Internacional de Sociología, Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas Academic Collection.

Referee for: Palgrave Macmillan, American Political Science Review, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Comparative Political Studies, British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, European Political Science Review, Governance, Political Studies, Sociological Inquiry, Political Psychology and Canadian Journal of Political Science.

Research Interests: Political violence, social capital, trust, democratic theory


Select publications:

1. The Problem of Forming Social Capital. Why Trust? New York: Palgrave (2004, paperback 2008)

2. "The unintended consequences of political mobilisation on trust. The case of the seccessionist process in Catalonia" (with Henar Criado, Luis Miller and Paloma Ubeda). Journal of Conflict Resolution 62 (2): 231-253 (2018)

3. "Land Reform, Landowner Respond and Lethal Violence in 1930s Spain. Evidence from tenancy reform in Catalonia" (with Jordi Domenech). The Economic History Review 71 (4): 1322-1348 (2018)

4. "Pre-war grievances and violence against civilians in civil wars. Evidence from the Spanish Civil War in Catalonia" (with Jordi Domenech). International Journal of Conflict and Violence 12: 1-20 (2018)

4. "Land Reform and peasant revolution. Evidence from 1930s Spain" (with Jordi Domenech). Explorations in Economic History 64: 82-103 (2017)

5. "The ties that bind. Family Relationships and Social Trust". Rationality and Society 27 (3): 334-357 (2015)

6. "Ethnicity and Trust. A multifactorial experiment" (with Henar Criado, Luis Miller and Paloma Ubeda). Political Studies 63 (S1): 131-152 (2015)

7. "The state counts. State efficacy and the development of trust". Rationality and Society 24 (4): 483-509 (2012)

8. "Peace of cemeteries. Civil War dynamics in post war's state repression". Politics and Society 39 (2): 175-202 (2011) 

9. “Pre-emptive or arbitrary. Two forms of lethal violence in a civil war” (with Henar Criado), Journal of Conflict Resolution 53 (3): 419-445 (2009)

10. “Social trust, social capital and perceptions towards immigration” (with Henar Criado). Political Studies 57: 337-355 (2009). 

11. "The State and the creation of an environment for the growing of trust". Rationality and Society20 (4): 497-521 (2008)

12. “The State”, in Gunnar Svendsen and Gert Svendsen (eds.) Handbook of Social Capital. Cheltenham and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 179-196 (2009)

13.“The State”, en James Alt, Simone Chambers, Robert Jervis, Margaret Levi y Paula McClain, eds. International Encyclopedia of Political Science. Washington DC: CQ Press (forthcoming, 2010)

14. "The State and the Development of social trust" (with Henar Criado). International Political Science Review29 (1): 53-71 (2008)

15. "Political Support: Taking into account the Institutional Context" (with Henar Criado). Comparative Political Studies41 (12): 1511-1532 (2007)

16. "Size and virtue". European Journal of Political Theory6 (4): 463-482 (2007)

17. "The Full weight of the State. The Logic of random State-sanctioned violence". Journal of Peace Research43 (6): 671-689 (2006)

18. "Screening before sanctioning. Elections and the Republican tradition". European Journal of Political Theory5 (4): 431-451 (2006)

19. "The dilemma of Social Democracy in 1914: Chauvinism or Social Dilemma?" Rationality and Society15(3): 325-344 (2003)

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