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Eduardo Aleman

Eduardo Aleman

Associate Professor
PGH 434

Research Interests

Comparative politics
Political institutions
Latin American politics

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Biographical Summary

Professor Eduardo Alemán specializes in the comparative analysis of political institutions and Latin American politics. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Master's degree in Latin American Studies, both from the University of California, Los Angeles.

He teaches courses in comparative politics, comparative legislatures, and Latin American politics. His current work focuses on executive-legislative relations, parliamentary procedures, government coalitions, and agenda-setting across Latin American legislatures. He is also working on a book about Chilean legislative politics.

Professor Alemán has published articles in such journals as World PoliticsComparative Politics, Comparative Political StudiesLegislative Studies Quarterly,Electoral StudiesJournal of Theoretical Politics, and Latin American Research Review.


  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A. Latin American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Selected Publications

Alemán, Eduardo and Ernesto Calvo. “Explaining Policy Ties: A Network Analysis of Bill Initiation Data” Political Studies, forthcoming

Alemán, Eduardo, Aldo Ponce, and Iñaki Sagarzazu. “Legislative Parties in Volatile NonProgrammatic Party Systems: The Peruvian Case in Comparative Perspective,”  Latin American Politics and Society, forthcoming 2011.

Alemán, Eduardo and George Tsebelis. “Political Parties and Government Coalitions in the Americas,” Journal of Politics in Latin America, 3(1): 3-28, 2011.

Alemán, Eduardo and Ernesto Calvo. “Unified Government, Bill Approval, and the Legislative Weight of the President,”  Comparative Political Studies, 43(4): 511-534, April 2010.