Salvador Giner has occupied important posts in several national and foreign bodies related to his speciality. His published works include Historia del pensamiento social, El progreso de la Conciencia Sociológica, Mass Society, La Sociedad Corporativa, Ensayos civiles, España: sociedad y política and Carta sobre la democracia. He has also coauthored: Universalidad y diferencia, Diccionario de Sociología and Manual de civismo. Of capital importance is Sociología, a work which has become a classic in the fi eld and has been published in various languages. El futuro del capitalismo (Península, 2010) is his most recent work. Currently, he is President of the Institute of Catalan Studies.