Political Institutions and Populism

Juan Ignacio Estévez Rubín de Celis

Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Assistant at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Graduated in Political Science and Master in Latina American Studies, I’m currently a Ph.D. researcher at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Complutense University of Madrid. As a Ph.D. student, I was a visiting researcher at Instituto de Estudios de América Latina y el Caribe (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), at the Universidad de la República (Uruguay) and at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Specialized in Latin American politics, my research interests include the relationship between populism and political institutions, social policy and redistribution, discourse theory and ideational school, and the relationship between political ideas and institutional changes. In my research project, The institutionality of social policy in Argentina (2003-2015): an ideational approach to the Ministry of Social Development and the National Administration of Social Security, I’m exploring, from a discursive/ideational perspective, the impact of the Kirchnerist paradigm of social justice and inclusion on both institutions, characterizing the differences between them in translating these ideas.