Luis Ramiro (BA Political Science, Universidad Complutense de Madrid ; MSc in Social Research Methods, University of Surrey; PhD Social and Political Sciences, European University Institute, Florence) is a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science of the National Distance Learning University of Spain (UNED) since 2017. He has held teaching and research positions at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad de Murcia, and the University of Leicester. He has been a visiting researcher at CEACS-Fundación Juan March (Madrid), the University of Essex, the University of Chicago, the University of Salford, the University of Manchester, and at PACTE-Sciences Po Grenoble.
His fields of expertise are the analysis of political behavior, political organizations and political attitudes. His research has been published, among other journals, in West European Politics, Party Politics, Political Studies and European Political Science Review.
Vicente Ugalde is Professor at the Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies – Colegio de Mexico (Colmex). He holds a Master in Administrative Science (2001) and a PhD in Law from Paris II University Panthéon-Assas (2006). His main research interests are environmental and urban policies in Mexico with a special focus on legal decision-making in control of urban and environmental regulation. He also works on a project comparing modes of governance (What is governed?) and urban development in Paris, London, Sao Paolo, Mexico, leaded by Patrick Le Galès. He teaches Local government in the Master in Urban Studies at Colmex.