Josep Maria Vallès

Josep Maria Vallès

Vallès in 2015
Minister of Justice of the Generalitat de Catalunya
In office
17 December 2003  29 November 2006
Preceded by Núria de Gispert
Succeeded by Montserrat Tura
Personal details
Born July 1940
Political party CpC (PSC)

Josep Maria Vallès i Casadevall (born July 1940 in Barcelona) is a Spanish academic and politician.


Vallès studied law (UB), Political Science (IEP, in Paris) and Business Management (ESADE, Barcelona). He is Emeritus Professor in Political Science and Administration in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he was Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology (1985-1990) and Rector (Vice-Chancellor) (1990-1994).[1] Vallès has been President of the Spanish Association of Political Science and Administration (AECPA) and member of the Executive Board of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). His research interests have been electoral systems and behaviour, local government and public policy. Vallès was elected to the Parliament of Catalonia in 1999[2] and re-elected in 2003, as Barcelona candidate for Ciutadans pel Canvi (CpC), a civic association. In 2003, he was appointed Minister of Justice in the Catalan Government presided by Pasqual Maragall. Vallès is married and has two sons (Oriol and Màrius).


  1. "Josep Maria Vallès y Carles Solà, nuevos consejeros de la Generalitat" (in Spanish). 24 December 2003. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  2. De la Universidad a la política por la vía del derecho, El Pais, 21 December 2003
Political offices
Preceded by
Núria de Gispert
As Minister of Justice and Home Affairs
Minister of Justice of the Generalitat de Catalunya
2003 2006
Succeeded by
Montserrat Tura
Party political offices
Preceded by
New title
President of CpC
1999 2007
Succeeded by
Carme Valls-Llobet
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