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American Area

Code 15486
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Relações Internacionais
Entry requirements N/A
Learning outcomes 1 – Introduce students to the geopolitical characteristics of the American continent as a regional unit, to the processes and relational dynamics between the main actors and inter-American organizations;
2 – Deepen students' knowledge of the political, economic and social dimensions of the main states in the American space;
3 – Given the importance of the USA as a great power, deepen the understanding of the country's domestic and foreign policy;
4 – Develop skills for analyzing international relations on the American continent and for debating them, as well as the international insertion of the American space, especially the USA.
Syllabus 1. Geopolitical structures and characteristics
2. Regionalism, Pan-Americanism and the Inter-American System: Dynamics, Processes and
organizations
3. North and Central America: USA, Canada and Mexico
4. South America: Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela
Main Bibliography Cohen, Saul Bernard. Geopolitics: The Geography of International Relations. 3.ª ed. Lanham:
Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Cox, Michael, e Doug Stokes. US Foreign Policy. 3.ª ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 2018.
Domínguez, Jorge I., e Ana Covarrubias (eds.). Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the
World. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Foner, Eric. Give Me Liberty!: An American History. 2 vols. 5.ª ed. New York: W. W. Norton &
Company, 2017.
Gardini, Gian Luca, e Peter Lambert (eds.). Latin American Foreign Policies: Between Ideology
and Pragmatism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Lowi, Theore J., Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Stephen Ansolabehere. American
Government: Power and Purpose. 15.ª ed. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2018.
Patrício, Raquel. Estudos de Área: América Latina. Lisboa: Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais
e Políticas, 2012.
Skidmore, Thomas E., James N. Green, e Peter H. Smith. Modern Latin America. 8.ª ed. Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2013.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Theoretical-practical classes comprise an expository component dedicated to the transmission of
content and another with a practical content in which debates take place that aim to stimulate participation
active participation of students with interventions on the themes under analysis. During the semester are
several reading controls were carried out, which consist in the discussion of texts previously
indicated in the classroom context.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-26

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