Ph.D. in Social Sciences by the University of Edinburgh. Founding Secretary of the Institute for Advanced Social Studies (Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados), which was the institutional precursor of the Unit for Comparative Politics and Policies (Unidad de Políticas Comparadas) and the ongoing Institute of Public Goods and Policies (Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos). Honorary Fellow at Edinburgh University, he has been professor and researcher in several European and North-American universities, and Jean Monnet Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. He is invited professor of several postgraduate courses.
As a political sociologist, two are his long-standing lines of comparative research: (a) Social policy and welfare state, and (b) Power and territorial politics. His scientific contributions have dealt with citizenship, collective identities, decentralization, Europeanization, federalism, multi-level governance, European Social Model, and welfare institutions and policies.
He has participated in 25 research projects awarded by competitive sources and 12 commissioned research contracts by Spanish and European institutions. For internet access to his 25 books, 125 peer-reviewed and indexed articles and book chapters, as well as to his 150 book reviews, proceedings and other academic texts, please check profile links below these lines.
Citation H-index: 44 (Political Science/Sociology, ranked #22/59 worldwide, #1/1 Spain, Google Scholar). Awarded exceptional achievement in research, Spanish National Agency for the Evaluation of Research Activity (CNEAI) (30 years).
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=lM2vXGoAAAAJ&hl=en