Mark Franklin's home page







Contact information:



European University Institute
Department of Political and Social Science

50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Near Florence, Italy                       (Until Aug 2016)

Trinity College Connecticut
Department of Political Science
300 Summit Street
Hartford CT 06106                               (Permanent)






Until he retired in 2011, Mark Franklin was the inaugural Stein Rokkan Professor of Comparative Politics at the European University Institute (EUI) and remains a director of the European Union Democracy Observatory at the EUI's Robert Schumann Center for Advanced Studies. A past Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Scholar, he founded the Public Opinion and Participation Section of the European Union Studies Association, is a Director of the European Elections Studies project and chairs the Advisory Board of the British Election Study 2015. This page gives you access to different aspects of his work.


Short biography (one page)

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Franklin no longer has classroom teaching duties at the EUI and all his doctoral students have now graduated (see above for remaining links with the EUI).


Professional activities:


Research programme

Recent scholarly papers and opinion pieces
Consortium for European Research with Election Studies (CERES Interim Website)

European Elections Study 2009 & past European Election Studies

Inaugural lecture as the EUI Stein Rokkan Professor of Comparative Politics

Journal of Elections Public Opinion and Parties (co-editor)



Departmental and other affiliations:



European University Institute


Other affiliations:


Harvard University Center for European Studies

(Co-Convener, European Election Monitor, 2013 -)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

(Visiting Scholar, 2011 -)


Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

(Reitemeyer Professor Emeritus of International Politics)

Nuffield College Oxford

(Affiliate – previously Senior Research Fellow)