Contemporary International Politics
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Teacher in charge
Tiago Moreira de Sá
a) To understand the main theoretical approaches concerning international politics;
b) To understand the main concepts;
c) To understand some structural events concerning contemporary international politics.
a) Analysis of the Realist and Idealist schools of thought concerning International Relations;
b) Definition of the concepts of international system, international order, war, peace, sovereignty, anarchy, power, balance of power, collective security, international organizations;
c) Analysis of the Cold War bipolar international system.
ARON, Raymond, Paix et Guerre entre les Nations, Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1962;
BEST, Antony; HANHIMAKI, Jussi M; MAIOLO, Joseph A; SCHULZE, Kirsten E., International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond, 2nd edition, London and New York, Routledge, 2008;
DOUGHERTY, James E; PFALTZGRAFF, Robert L. Jr.; Relações Internacionais – As Teorias em confronto, Lisboa, Gradiva, 2003;
KISSINGER, Henry, Diplomacia, Lisboa, Gradiva, 1994;
MORGENTHAU, Hans, Politic Among Nations, The Struggle for Power and Peace, McGraw Hill, 6th edition (revised by Kenneth Thompson), 1992.
Course Presentations, Contextualization of Concepts and Problems. Group discussions of the main issues.
Exam mid-term + final exam.