Jaime Preciado He holds a doctorate in Latin American Studies, Institute of High Latin American Studies, University of Paris iii. Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and the National System of Researchers level iii. Field of specialty: geopolitics of development, globalization and Latin American integration; democracy, geography of power and electoral processes. Around his research topics, he has published seven books of personal authorship and participated in innumerable national and international collective publications. Coordinator of the Doctorate in Political Science, cucsh, University of Guadalajara. Co-editor of the magazine Spiral. State and Society Studies (1994 to date). President of the Latin American Sociological Association (2007-2009).