Manuel Alcántara


Manuel Alcántara, University of Salamanca, Chair, Executive Committee

Manuel Alcántara Saenz is Full Professor at the University of Salamanca and currently Director of FLACSO Spain. He has been visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute and visiting professor, among others, at Georgetown University, Tulane University, IHEAL in Paris, Kobe University and FLACSO Ecuador. He has also been Director of the Institute of Iberoamerica at the University of Salamanca (1994-2007), general Secretary of Latin American Political Science Association (2002-09) and vice Provost of International Relations of the University of Salamanca (2007-09). His field research concerns “Parliament Elites in Latin America”, “Parliamentary Performance in Latin America” and “Organization and internal structure of Latin American Political Parties”. His most recent books includes El oficio de político (2012) and Sistemas Políticos de América Latina (2013, 4th edition) and, as editor, Politics and Politicians in Latin America (2008), Algo más que presidentes. El papel del Poder Legislativo en América Latina (2010), Procesos políticos y electorales en América Latina (2010-2013) (2013), Selección de candidatos y elaboración de programas en los partidos políticos latinoamericanos (2013), and Temas selectos de derecho electoral (2014).