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Empowerment and Development

Code 13391
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes To understand and know the theories
To identify problems, policies, practices and protagonists
To identify differences between the Portuguese situation and other national contexts
To develop competences of critical analysis
To develop autonomy and argumentative competences
Syllabus 1 Citizenship and Power
1.1Citizenship according to Marshall and his critics.
1.2 Agency, structure of opportunities and power: From the more structuralist approaches to the approaches of synthesis.
2. Empowerment, theories and concepts
2.1 Empowerment: confronting the theories, exploring the concepts and dimensions
2.2 Domains, degrees and levels of empowerment
2.3 How to measure empowerment?
3 An alternative form of development
3.1 Empowerment and alternatuve development
3.2 A sustainable and participated development.
Main Bibliography ALSOP, Ruth and Heinsohn, N. (2005) Measuring Empowerment in Practice: Structuring Analysis and Framing Indicators; Work Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3510.
ALSOP, Ruth, Mette Bertelsen e Jeremy Holland (2006) Empowerment in Practice: From analysis to Implementation, Washington: World Bank
AUGUSTO, Amélia e SIMÔES, Mª João (coords.) (2007) Inserções – Diagnóstico Social em Concelhos da Beira Interior, disponível em
CARR, E. (2003) “Rethinking Empowerment Theory Using a Feminist Lens: The Importance of Process”, AFFILIA, vol. 18, nº 1, pp. 8-20.
COSTA, Alfredo Bruto da (1998), Exclusões Sociais, Lisboa: Gradiva.
FRIEDMAN, John (1996), Empowerment: uma Política de Desenvolvimento Alternativo, Oeiras: Celta Editora.
HAMELINK, Cees (1995), World Communication - Disempowerment & Self-empowerment, Londres: Zed Books.
RIBEIRO, Eduarda, OLIVEIRA, Isabel, SILVA, Manuela (orgs.) (2007) Pobreza, Direitos Humanos e Cidadania, Lisboa, Comissão Nacional Justiça e Paz/Editora Cidade Nova.
ROSAVALLON, Pierre (1995), La Nouvelle Question Social : Repenser l’État-Providence, Paris : Seuil.
SILVA, Manuela (coordª.) (2004) O Trabalho na Economia e na Sociedade Portuguesas do Século XXI, Abrigada: Editora Cidade Nova.
SILVA, Manuela (coordª.) (1995) Cidadania activa – Desenvolvimento justo e sustentável, Abrigada: Editora Cidade Nova.
SIMÕES, Mª João (2005) Política e Tecnologia - Tecnologias da Informação e da Comunicação e Participação Política em Portugal, Oeiras: Celta.
WILSON, Nance et al. (2008), "Getting to Social Action: The Youth Empowerment Strategies (YES!) Project", Health Promotion Practice, nº9, pp. 395-403
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2019-07-21

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