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Manuel joined King’s in October 2017. His doctoral research focuses on exploring within-country variation of state-capacity and democracy in Peru, using a mix-method approach. He holds a MA in Political Science from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru (PUCP) and a BA in Philosophy from PUCP.

Prior to joining King’s, Manuel worked at the National Jury of Elections, the Ministry of Social Development, and the Presidential Office in Peru. He also worked as consultant for IDEA International.

Manuel is currently working in the NIHR-funded project Health System Strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa (ASSET).

Research interests

  • Subnational politics
  • Democratic theory
  • State capacity
  • Political parties
  • Political theory


Democracy and development

PhD supervisors

Dr Anna Gwiazda and Dr Rod Dacombe


Seifert, Manuel (2019) – La política como invitación. In: Perfil de las candidatures subnacionales en el Perú. PUCP, IDEA, JNE.

Cavaglia, Alessandro; Seifert, Manuel; Rojas, Martin (2019) – Ética de la función pública. In: Manual de principios y problemas éticos. Fondo Editorial PUCP

Seifert, Manuel (2016) – La experiencia política importa. Estabilidad partidaria a nivel subnacional. Revista de Ciencia Política y Gobierno

Seifert, Manuel (2016) – Volatilidad partidaria en el Perú. Politai: Revista de Ciencia Politica

Seifert, Manuel (2014) – Colapso de los partidos nacionales y auge de los partidos regionales. Fondo Editorial PUCP