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Theories of International Relations

Code 12259
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Relações Internacionais
Entry requirements N/A
Learning outcomes - Deepen the students’ understanding about international relations, making them question preconceptions about international phenomena.

- Deepen the students’ understanding about the main theoretical debates in international relations, their context of development and their main concerns, and how these relate to the empirical dimension, both historical and contemporary, of international relations.

- Deepen the students’ understanding of how international relations theories constitute a set of perspectives/tools at their disposal, that are not necessarily mutually exclusive, and that reveal themselves fundamental for a critical and sustained analysis of international events.

- Stimulate research oriented by the chosen themes and cases in the framework of international relations.

- Promote critical debate and thematic discussion.
Syllabus 1. Introduction: disciplinary and scientific autonomy, object, method, concepts and theory
2. What is a theory of international relations?
3. Great debates in international relations theory
4. Liberalism
5. Neoliberalism
6. Classical realism
7. Structural realism/neorealism
8. Constructivism
9. Marxism
10. Critical theory
11. Feminism
12. Post-modernism/Post-structuralism
13. Post-colonialism
Main Bibliography Teorias das Relações, Victor Marques dos Santos e Maria João Militão (Lisboa, ISCSP, 2012).

Visões do Mundo: as relações internacionais e o mundo contemporâneo, João Gomes Cravinho (Lisboa, ICS, 2002).

International Relations Theory, Paul Viotti e Mark Kauppi (New York, Pearson Education, 2011).

International Relations Theories: Discipline and diversity, Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki e Steve Smith [eds.] (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016).

Theories of International Relations, Scott Burchill et al. [eds.] (Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Teorias das Relações Internacionais: Da abordagem clássica ao debate pós-positivista, José Teixeira Fernandes [aut.] (Coimbra, Almedina, 2011).

Teoria das Relações Internacionais, Adriano Moreira [aut.] (Coimbra, Almedina, 2016).
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria No Minimum attendance.

2 Essays: 70%
Questions on Online Classes: 30%

2 Essays: 100%

1 Essay: 100%
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-06-23

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