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César Colino is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the Spanish National Distance-Learning University (UNED) in Madrid.

Graduated at the Complutense University in Madrid (1990), did post-graduate studies at the Humboldt University and the Free University in Berlin (1991-1992) and holds a Master’s Degree at the Juan March Institute in Madrid (1995) and a PhD at the UNED (2005). He has taught at the University of Salamanca (2000-2001), the Autonomous University of Madrid (2001-2006) and has recently been Visiting Professor at the Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany, 2016). He was also visiting researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Society (MPIfG) in Cologne (1996-1997) and Research Officer (Forschungsreferent) at the Institute for Research in Public Administration (FöV), in Speyer, Germany (1997-2000). More recently he has been visiting scholar at the Centre d’Études et de la Recherche sur la Vie Locale (CERVL), at the IEP of Bordeaux, France (2004); at the Center for Federal Studies at the University of Kent (UK) (2008) and at the École d'Études politiques, University of Ottawa, Canadá (2013). In 2016-2017, he was the Santander Fellow in Iberian and European Studies at the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, University of Oxford. He has also been Associate Member of Nuffield College at the same university.

He has also taught at other academic or training institutions such as the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP), at the Postgraduate Institute Ortega y Gasset, at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. From 2009 to 2018 he was the coordinator of Postgraduate Studies and the Master Degree "Politics and Democracy" at the UNED. He supervises PhD theses and Master dissertations on various topics.

He has participated in over 15 research projects or collaborations funded by public or private institutions such as the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiviness (National Plan R+D), the Spanish Aid Agency (AECID), Fundación Alternativas, Institut d'Estudis Autonòmics, Centro de Estudios Polítcos y Constitucionales, Barcelona Provincial Council, Elcano Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Bertelsmann Stiftung, Forum of Federations, Embassy of Switzerland in Spain, Government of Asturias, David Hume Institute, Edinburgh, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, etc. He has delivered more than 80 invited presentations at seminars in universities of seven countries.

He is currently joint editor-in-chief of the Revista Española de Ciencia Política (the journal of the Spanish Political Science Association) and a member of the editorial board of two other international and one Spanish journals and has served as a board member of  the Research Commitee on Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance (RC28) of the IPSA. He has also acted as a reviewer for 35 national and international scientific journals and various Spanish and international research agencies.

His research and more than 100 publications have appeared in publishers and journals in 7 countries, and have revolved around comparative public policy and administration, in particular environmental and welfare policies; the Europeanization of national systems and regional governments; democracy and citizen participation; and comparative federalism, in particular diversity management, intergovernmental relations, historical legacies, constitutional reform in federations, fiscal federalism and regional finance, and the effects of the current crisis on federal systems, especially focusing on the Spanish, German and Canadian cases. (see google scholar page)


He has co-edited Diversity and Unity in Federal Systems (Vol. VII, ‘Global Dialogue on Federalism’), Montreal & Kingston/London/Ithaca: McGill-Queen’s University Press (with Luis Moreno) 2010, and the Special issue “Federalism and Constitutional Change: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives” (with Arthur Benz) 2011 for the journal Regional & Federal Studies.

In Spanish he has co-edited, with Ramón Cotarelo, the book España en crisis. Balance de la segunda legislatura de Rodríguez Zapatero. Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch, 2012, and has co-authored Las administraciones públicas en España, Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch, 2012 (2nd edition 2017). It has also coordinated the book Las comunidades autónomas frente a los retos de la política de cohesión europea en la nueva Europa ampliada: capacidades y estrategias, Oviedo: Gobierno del Principado de Asturias/Fundación Alternativas, 2013, and co-authored Gobiernos y administraciones públicas en perspectiva comparada, Valencia: Tirant  2013 (with S. Parrado and J. A. Olmeda).