Master of Global Politics and Transpacific Studies

Líneas Generación

North America

The LGAC on North America will be based on the knowledge and experience of the personnel and resources of CESAN. Because Mexico is part of the North American region, it is of particular interest to study and understand the various integration processes that have taken place in the region since the twentieth century. The importance of the region as one of the largest and most diverse free trade zones in the world, as well as the importance of each of its members at the global level, has made North America a crucial region to understand the dynamics of the International System as well as the current reality and future perspectives of International Relations.

The students of this specialty will be able to benefit from the work of CESAN to achieve a better understanding of Mexico's relations with Canada and the United States, and the particularities of the multidimensional phenomena that define and shape the North American region. CESAN focuses on three research areas: comparative politics, regional integration and security.


The LGCA on China is based on the historical, economic, political, social and cultural role of the country during the last centuries. From the dynasties that contributed to conquer the imagination of the West, through the Cultural Revolution and culminating with its current economic and political power, China is an actor that influences, modifies and defines global dynamics. No country, region or organization can ignore Chinese developments, especially in the Asia-Pacific region and the American continent.

The global leadership of the Beijing government demands study and research to try to understand the importance of its policies. The development and economic growth of China influence international markets, while the foreign and security policies of its government affect the entire world. This should make China a primary focus for students interested in transpacific studies.


Japan was the first industrialized Asian country and, after the Second World War, played a key role in the integration of the region through investment and the presence of subsidiaries in Asia and America. Its role of economic, commercial and stability leadership in the region during the second part of the 20th century, and in the first years of the current century, has captured the interest of researchers at the DEP of the University of Guadalajara, which for more than two decades have carried out research work on Japan, its history, culture, relationships, development and growth.

Due to the existence of historical transpacific relations and, particularly, the Japanese migration to New Galicia, Japan has long occupied a place in the imagination of the Mexican people. Japan is the only Asian country that has signed a formal economic agreement with Mexico, and the Japanese investment boom in Mexico has contributed to the development of key sectors of the Mexican economy. Thus, the students who choose to specialize in Japan will have the advantage of being able to rely on the experience of researchers from CEJA, which was created to consolidate research on Japan and to learn and teach the Japanese language.