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States Systems and International Regimes

Code 13154
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Relações Internacionais
Entry requirements N/A
Learning outcomes General objectives:
The curricular unit States Systems and International Regimes seeks to contribute to the development of the students' analytical and critical skills, providing them with the conceptual and theoretical tools, as well as the empirical knowledge, necessary for an in-depth understand of the role of states systems and international regimes in international relations. That implies an understanding, both theoretical and empirical, of the role of systems of states in the development of the global multiplicity of human political communities, throughout history, as well as the role of international regimes in the regulation of these systems.

At the end of the semestre, students should be able to:
- Understand the several concepts and theoretical approaches that inform the study of states systems and international regimes;
- Understand the role of international regimes in the regulation of international relations;
- Understand what are states systems, what are their chara
Syllabus 1. States systems, international societies and international regimes. Introduction to the main concepts.
2. States systems in world history
2.1. States systems in antiquity
2.2. Non-European states systems
2.3. International society in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
2.4. Westphalia and the international society of sovereign states
2.5. The Concert of Europe and the expansion of the European international society
2.6. The end of the European dominium
2.7. Decolonization and the globalization of international society
3. The future of global international society
3.1. Empire and the states system
3.2. Order and justice in the states system
3.3. Civilization and international society
3.4. Contestation and reform in international society
Main Bibliography The Anarchical Society: A study of order in world politics, Hedley Bull [aut.] (New York, Columbia University Press, 2002).
A Sociedade Anárquica: Um estudo da ordem na política mundial, Hedley Bull [aut.] (Brasília, Editora da Universidade de Brasília, 2002).

The evolution of international society: A comparative historical analysis, Adam Watson [aut.] (London, Routledge, 1992).
A evolução da sociedade internacional: uma análise histórica comparativa, Adam Watson [aut.] (Brasília, Universidade de Brasília, 2004).

Violence and Civilization in the Western States-Systems, Andrew Linklater [aut.] (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017).

International Systems in World History: Remaking the study of international relations, Barry Buzan e Richard Little [aut.] (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000).
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Essay (50%
Q%A: 50%
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-21

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