Social Transformation and Sustainability


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.

Research lines

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

Core researchers

Grisel Ayllón Aragón
Ignacio Irazuzta Di Chiara
Ismael Aguilar Barajas
Jorge Aurelio Ibarra Salazar
José de Jesús Salazar Cantú
José Jorge Mora Rivera
Rocío García Díaz
Vicente Fernández Fernández

Adjunct researchers

Anne Fouquet Guerineau
Daniel Carrasco Brihuega
Eduardo González Velázquez
Ernesto Felipe Peralta Solorio
Isaías Ramón Rivera Herrera
José Juan Anzures Gurria
Josefina Cortés Campos
Leovardo Mata Mata
Victor Aurelio Zúñiga Gonzalez


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