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Lusophone Area

Code 15484
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Relações Internacionais
Entry requirements N.a.
Learning outcomes The curricular unit Espaço Lusófono aims to make students aware of the multifaceted and plural universe of Portuguese-speaking countries, namely with regard to the historical, economic, political and cultural dimensions. In this context, particular attention will be paid to the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries. The study of this international intergovernmental organization, its structures, the preferences of its most relevant actors and, also, the public policies that are consensual within it or, on the contrary, of those that prove impossible to reach consensus, constitutes the central core of the matters to be addressed in the teaching-learning cycle.
Syllabus 1. Portuguese colonialism;
2. Post-colonialism in the Lusophony space;
3. The Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP);
4. Economic dimension of the CPLP;
5. Political dimension of the CPLP;
6. Cultural dimension of the CPLP;
7. The CPLP as a space for international security;
8. The Lusophone Space and the challenges of the future.
Main Bibliography BP (2020). Evolução das Economias dos PALOP e de Timor-Leste, 2019-2020. Lisboa: Banco de Portugal; C. Castelo (1999) O modo Português de Estar no Mundo. Luso-Tropicalismo e a Ideologia Colonial Portuguesa (1933-1961). Lisboa: Edições Afrontamento; F. Leandro (2017) A Lusofonia Arrisca-se a Ser uma Herança Sem Futuro, Revista Brasileira de Estratégia e Relações Internacionais; INE (2015) CPLP em Números. Lisboa: Instituto Nacional de Estatística; K. Rizzi e I. Silva (2017). CPLP Como Mecanismo de Atuação do Brasil no Atlântico Sul: a Ampliação da Cooperação, os Desafios e a Possibilidades de Liderança, Revista Brasileira de Estudos Africanos, vol. 2, nº 4, pp. 32-63; E. Said (2021) Orientalismo. Representações Ocidentais do Oriente. Lisboa: Edições 70; B. Santos (2003). Entre Próspero e Caliban. Colonialismo, Pós-colonialismo e Inter Identidade, Novos Estudos, nº 66, pp. 23-56; S. Souza e F. Olmo (2020). Línguas em Português. A Lusofonia Numa Visão Crítica. Porto: UPorto Press.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The learning-teaching process combines lectures, seminar sessions and tutorial sessions, with independent study, individually or in group. These activities are supported by e-learning activities, as well as a face-to-face contact. The lectures frame relevant topics and provide students with analytical tools to develop their own learning process. The theoretical approaches are illustrated with empirical evidences and case studies gathered from relevant sources. Seminar sessions are based on students’ presentation and debate supported by selected readings. It is expected that students produce well-informed arguments grounded on previous work on selected readings and lectures contents. Finally, tutorial sessions will support students in learning activities and guidance.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-17

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