Social Transformation and Sustainability

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Through diverse interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives, this group looks for ways and strategies to ensure the continuation of social processes in the future. It studies basic resources such as water, its relation to life in the cities and its general role in sustainability.

Social transformation is analyzed from four points of view: a) The theory about social changes; b) Education; c) Local-global linkage; and d) The “trans” criterion of contemporary social phenomena, especially from the trans-national perspective.

Ethical issues, peace and sustainability are studied from an interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary perspective encompassing philosophy, literature, law and international relations. We also study the relationship between development and sustainability as well as cultures of peace.

In economic and social aspects, we focus on: evaluation of governmental programs, elections, poverty and inequality, social responsibility and transparency, migration and remittances as well as sub-national public finance.

For further information, visit the Group´s website.


RESEARCH LINES

• Ethics, culture of peace and sustainability
• Economic and social development
• Human Rights
• Water and cities
• Social transformation

LEADER

Dora Elvira García González (SNI Member - Level III)
dora.garcia@itesm.mx

CORE RESEARCHERS

Anne Fouquet Guerineau
Daniel Carrasco Brihuega
Eduardo González Velázquez
Florina Guadalupe Arredondo Trapero
Grisel Ayllon Aragon
Ignacio Irazuzta Di Chiara
Inés Sáenz Negrete
Isaías Ramón Rivera Herrera
Ismael Aguilar Barajas
Ivon Aída Cepeda Mayorga
Javier Alejandro Camargo Castillo
Jorge Aurelio Ibarra Salazar
José de Jesús Salazar Cantú
José Jorge Mora Rivera
Margaret Echenberg
Osmar Sánchez Aguilera
Rocío García Díaz
Vicente Fernández Fernández

RESEARCHERS AND STUDENTS

ADJUNCT RESEARCHERS

Hugo Javier Fuentes Castro
Marco Antonio Tinoco Álvarez
Mariana Gabarrot Arenas

DOCTORAL STUDENTS

Alfredo García Galindo
Alma Luisa Rodríguez Leal Isla
Antoine Pierre Lejault
Betsabé Román González
Catalina Panait
Dayana Eugenia Saldaña Castillo
Diana Correa Corrales
Farith Francisco Zambrano Medina
Iza María Sánchez Siller
María Concepción Castillo González
María del Pilar González Amarante
Martha Roxana Vicente Díaz
Melissa Yanell Sepúlveda López
Monserrat del Carmen González Espinosa

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
AUTHORS TITLE PUBLICATION
- - Revista En-claves del pensamiento. Revista de Humanidades del Tecnológico de Monterrey, Rectoría Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México, ISSN: 1870-879X
García González, Dora Elvira, coordinadora. 2014. Trascender la violencia: críticas y propuestas interdisciplinarias para construir la paz (México: Porrúa). ISBN: 978-607- 09-1662-5.
Irazuzta, Ignacio, Martínez María (coords.) De la identidad a la vulnerabilidad Barcelona, Ed. Bellaterra, 2014
González Velázquez, Eduardo. Ciudadanos a la mitad. Migrantes por doquier Guadalajara, Ed. La Jornada, 2014
- - Cátedra UNESCO de Ética y Cultura de Paz para el logro de los Derechos Humanos (ratificada en 2014)
Mahlknecht, J. et al (2015, forthcoming) "Urban Groundwater Supply in Latin American Cities: Panorama and the cases of Mexico City and Sao Paulo" Aguilar-Barajas et al (eds.), Water and Cities in Latin America: Challenges for Sustainable Development, London and New York, Eartshcan / Routledge