Dr Cesar Colino

Dr Cesar Colino

Santander Visiting Fellow
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Dr César Colino

Santander Fellow in Iberian and European Studies at the European Studies Centre (2016-2017).

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Spanish Open University (UNED), where he teaches a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He has previously taught at the University of Salamanca (2000-2001) and the Autonomous University of Madrid (2001-2006) and has been Visiting Professor at the Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany, 2016). He is an Associate Member of Nuffield College, at the Gwilym Gibbon Centre for Public Policy (2016-2018) and was also visiting researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Society (MPIfG) in Cologne (1996-1997), Research Officer at the Institute for Research in Public Administration (FöV), in Speyer, Germany (1997-2000) and more recently Visiting Scholar at the Centre d’Études et de la Recherche sur la Vie Locale (CERVL), IEP Bordeaux, (2004); at the Center for Federal Studies, University of Kent (UK) (2008), and at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada (2013).

His recent research and publications have revolved around the Europeanization of national systems and regional governments; the quality of democracy and governance in Spain; and Comparative Federalism, in particular diversity management and secessionism, intergovernmental relations, fiscal federalism and regional finance, constitutional reform in federations, and the effects of the crisis on federal systems, especially focusing on the Spanish and German cases and more recently on Canada and the UK. He is the author of numerous chapters and articles on Spanish and comparative federalism and has co-edited Diversity and Unity in Federal Countries, Montreal & Kingston/London/Ithaca: McGill-Queen’s University Press (with L. Moreno) 2010, and the Special issue “Federalism and Constitutional Change: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives” (with A. Benz) 2011, for the journal Regional & Federal Studies. See other publications at http://portal.uned.es/portal/page?_pageid=93,25277761&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

He is currently co-editor of the Revista Española de Ciencia Política (the journal of the Spanish Political Science Association) and has served as a board member of the Research Committee on Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance (RC28) of the International Political Science Association.