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International Negotiation and Diplomatic Practice

Code 15485
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Relações Internacionais
Entry requirements NA
Learning outcomes 1. Understand the concepts of international policy, foreign policy, and diplomacy, as well as their
2. Acquire general knowledge of diplomatic law and diplomatic activity.
3. Characterize the typologies and functions of diplomacy, its areas of intervention and how
diplomatic relations are developed.
4. Recognize the assumptions and approaches of international negotiation decision making.
5. Identify the challenges of diplomacy in the 21st century.
Syllabus 1. The relationship between international policy, foreign policy, and diplomacy
2. The concept(s) of diplomacy
3. Tracing diplomacy: the historical evolution of diplomacy
4. The functions of diplomacy
5. Multiple areas of diplomacy
6. Typologies of contemporary diplomacy
7. Diplomatic law
8. The Vienna Convention: presentation and discussion
9. International negotiation: concepts, strategies, approaches, and decision-making
10. Simulation exercise: international negotiation during a humanitarian crisis scenario
11. Case study discussion: Cuba (1962); Iraq (2003); Ukraine (2013/2022)
12. Globalization and the challenges of diplomacy in the 21st century: representation,
paradiplomacy, digital diplomacy
13. EU diplomatic action: EUGS - presentation and discussion
14. Foreign policy and diplomacy in Portugal: the blue diplomacy
15. The diplomatic career: access, practices, recruitment, and training
Main Bibliography Bjola, Corneliu, & Kornprobst, Markus (eds.) (2018). Understanding International Diplomacy: theory, practice and ethics. New York: Routledge.
Jeong, Ho-Won (2016). International Negotiation: Process and Strategies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Magellan, José Calvet of (2005). Pure Diplomacy. Lisbon: Editorial Byzantium.
Mongiardim, Maria Regina (2007). Diplomacy. Coimbra: Almedina.
Plantey, Alain (2007). International Negotiation in the Twenty-First Century. 4th ed. London: Routledge-Cavendish.
Snow, Nancy, & Cull, Nicholas John, (eds.) (2020). Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.
Starkey, Brigid, Boyer, Mark A., & Wilkenfeld, Jonathan (2015). International Negotiation in a Complex World. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
Additional references can be suggested or put available on Moodle.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Most classes are theoretical practical which stimulates the active participation of students with interventions, debates and simulation exercises on the topics covered. The discussions should be based on the suggested readings. Finally, there will be a session with experts of the diplomatic career/diplomacy, followed by a Q&A with the students. Attendance and student participation are strongly encouraged.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-26

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