Diego Muro

Diego Muro

Senior Lecturer

Dr Diego Muro is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations and joined the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) in September 2016. Prior to joining CSTPV he was Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and Associate Professor (tenured) in European Studies at King’s College, London. He has also been Senior Fellow at the University of Oxford, Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) and visiting fellow at the Centre for International Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

He holds a PhD in Political Science from LSE (2004), a Masters degree in EU Politics from the University of Sussex (1999) and a BA in Politics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1998). Trained as a political scientist, he has maintained an involvement in politics, sociology and IR, working usually within interdisciplinary academic units, and practicing empirical approaches and critical enquiry from political and sociological perspectives.

Dr Muro main research interests are terrorism, ethnic conflict, social movements and comparative politics.

He is the author of Ethnicity and Violence: The Case of Radical Basque Nationalism (Routledge, 2008) and co-editor of Politics and Memory of the Transition: The Spanish Model (Routledge, 2011) and From Bullets to Ballots: The End of ETA (Routledge, 2017). He is currently working on another book on the effectiveness of terrorism that will be published by Routledge in 2017.

He has also authored papers in the following journals: Ethnic and Radical Studies, Ethnicities, Mediterranean Politics, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Nations and Nationalism, Politics, South European Society & Politics, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and West European Politics.

Room 238, CSTPV

Email: dm248@st-andrews.ac.uk


2018 (ed.) When Does Terrorism Work? London & New York Routledge. Book e-ISBN: 978–1–315–64842–2.

2017 (co-edited with F. Molina & R. Leonisio) From Bullets to Ballots: The End of ETA. London & New York Routledge. Book e-ISBN : 978–1–315–65780–6.

2016 (ed.) ¿Es eficaz el terrorismo? Special issue of the journal Afers Internacionals, 112, April.

2011 (co-edited with G. Alonso) Politics and Memory of the Transition: The Spanish Model. London: Routledge.

2008 Ethnicity and Violence: the Case of Radical Basque nationalism, London: Routledge/Cañada Blanch Series in Contemporary Spain.


Peer-reviewed articles

2019 ‘Does international recognition matter? Support for unilateral secession in Catalonia and Scotland’, Nations and Nationalism, DOI: 10.1111/nana.12557

2016 ‘Political Mistrust in Southern Europe since the Great Recession’,Mediterranean Politics, DOI: 10.1080/13629395.2016.1168962.

2016 ‘How do Prospects of EU Membership Influence Support for Secession? A Survey Experiment in Catalonia and Scotland’, West European Politics, DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2016.1149993.

2016 ¿Cuándo desaparecen los grupos terroristas? El papel de la política anti-terrorista, la fragmentación organizativa y los factores individuales en el final de Terra Lliure’, Revista Española de Ciencia Política, No. 40 (1), pp. 39–61.

2015 ‘Healing Through Action? The Political Mobilisation of Victims of Al Qaeda Inspired Violence in Spain and the UK’, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 38(6)

2015 ‘When Do Countries Re-centralize? Ideology and Party Politics in the Age of Austerity’, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 21(1)

2009 ‘Politics of Territorial Accommodation in Zapatero’s Spain’, South European Society & Politics, Vol. 14, No. 4, December 2009, pp. 453–468

2009 ‘The Politics of War Memory’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 1–20, pp. 659–678.

2005 ‘Nationalism and Nostalgia: the Case of Radical Basque Nationalism’, Nations and Nationalism, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 571–590.

2005 co-authored with Alejandro Quiroga, ‘Spanish Nationalism: Ethnic or Civic?’, Ethnicities, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 9–29.

2004 co-authored with Alejandro Quiroga, ‘Building the Spanish Nation: The Centre-Periphery Dialectic’, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 18–37.

2002 ‘The Logic of Violence’, Politics, Volume 22, No. 2, pp. 109–117.


Book chapters

2015 ‘Ethnicity, Nationalism and Social Movements’, Donatella Della Porta & Mario Diani’s The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2015 ‘When Do Countries Re-centralize? Ideology and Party Politics in the Age of Austerity’, in Richard Gillespie & Caroline Gray (eds) Contesting Spain? The Dynamics of Nationalist Movements in Catalonia and the Basque Country. Routledge.

2012 ‘The Politics of War Memory in Radical Basque Nationalism’ in Martin Bulmer & John Solomos, Nationalism and National Identities, Routledge

2010 ‘The Basques after Franco: Terrorism and Nationalism in a Divided Society’ in Alonso, Gregorio & Muro, Diego, Politics and Memory of Democratic Transition: The Spanish Model, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 159–180.

2010 ‘Politics of Territorial Accommodation in Zapatero’s Spain’, in Field, Bonnie N. (ed.) Spain’s ‘Second Transition’? The Socialist government of Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, pp. 75–90.

2009 ‘Una larga transición: nacionalismo vasco y cambio político en Euskadi’, in Ortiz Heras, Manuel, Nacionalismo, Franquismo y Transición, Madrid: La Catarata de los Libros, pp. 133–152.

2003 co-authored with Mary Kaldor, ‘Religious and nationalist militant networks’, in M. Kaldor, H. Anheier and M. Glasius (eds.), Global Civil Society 2003. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 151–184.

2003 ‘Campaign for a “Robin Hood Tax” for Foreign Exchange Markets’ in John Clark (ed.), Globalizing Civic Engagement: Civil Society and Transnational Action. London: Earthscan, pp. 150–163.

2003 co-authored with Nuno Themudo, ‘Trade Unions in a Changing World: Challenges and Opportunities of Transnationalization’ in John Clark (ed.), Globalizing Civic Engagement: Civil Society and Transnational Action, London: Earthscan, pp. 45–65.