Francisco Colom González is Professor of Research of the Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). He obtained his Ph. D. in Philosophy (1991) at the Universidad Complutense, in Madrid, and his Diploma in Political Science and Constitutional Law (1991) at the Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies, Madrid. He undertook post-graduate studies at the Free University of Berlin (Germany; 1985-86) and postdoctoral reserach at McGill University (Montreal, Canada; 1992). From 1992 until 1994 he was Associate Professor of Political Sociology at the Public University of Navarre (Pamplone, Spain). He has also been visting professor and research visitor in several Latin-American, Canadian and European universities. During the years 2000-2005 he was the president of the Ibero-American Association of Political Philosophy, and between 1998-2006 the Vicedirector of the Institute of Philosophy of the CSIC. He has been the president of the Spanisch Association for Canadian Studies/Association Espagnole d’Etudes Canadiennes. His work has mainly dealt with the normative relations between culture, political identity and social change.