About the Author
Javier Paniagua is a professor of the course, History of Political Doctrines and Social Movements at UNED (University of Distant Learning) in Spain, director of the Alzira-Valencia Center, and Vice Chancellor of the East Campus of UNED. Previously he was director general of university studies for the Valencian community government (1983-1986) and representative in the General Courts for 4 legislative periods (1986-2000). He has written extensively on contemporary social movements with a special emphasis on socialism and anarchism. He is co-director of the Historia Social journal, which is considered the best of that kind in Spain. Recently he contributed a chapter in the 20th tome of the Historia de Espa�a, which is directed by the Hispanicist Lynch and which deals with the last legislature in Spain. He also wrote the book, La larga marcha hacia la anarqu�a: Pensamiento y acci�n en el movimiento libertario, edited by the Interciencias collection from UNED, and directed the Biographical dictionary of contemporary Valencian politicians (1810- 2005).