||The analyzed topics in this book include different social, political, environmental and economic aspects of contemporary Mexico. To fulfill this purpose more than twenty recognized authors, from diverse national and international institutions, participate. These authors, who are experts in their respective topics, are looking to find specific particularities of present-day Mexico, and to provide valuable insights into the profound changes this country has experimented over recent decades. In this sense, it is no coincidence that the subjects studied in these chapters cover multiple areas within different academic disciplines. The ongoing affairs in Mexico leave no room for a volume focused just on one aspect. In addition, the structure followed in this book makes the reader aware that each one of the topics complements the others in some way.