Cursos / 1º Ciclo / Faculty of Law :: International Relations
SOCIOLOGIA DAS RELAÇÕES INTERNACIONAIS - 2017/2018
1º curricular year
Semestralidade: 1st semester
Leading Teacher: Prof. Doutor Pedro Mendes
Assistant Professor: Prof. Doutor Pedro Mendes
Class type and School hours
Teórico-prática : 2 Horas
Knowledge and understanding of the main concepts of the sociological approach of International Relations, as well as analysis of the major theories and ideas on international relations today.
Teaching of key concepts and theoretical perspectives of contemporary international society, as well as analysis of case studies in order to prepare the student to perform tasks of analyst in the area of International Relations.
Skills to be acquired
Acquisition of intellectual skills on key concepts, theories and methods of analysis of contemporary international relations in order to develop innovative and critical arguments about political phenomena, social and economic factors that characterize the current international society.
Lectures, which combines the class to explain and debate on the matter, with text analysis and subsequent discussion.
1.1 - Nature, purpose and methodology of the discipline
1.2 - Justification of the importance of discipline in the course
1.3 - Presentation of basic bibliography
2 - The sociology of international relations: theoretical and methodological approaches
2.1 - A sociological approach: basic principles
2.2 - Methods of Interpretation
2.2.1 - The perspective of history
2.2.2 - Use of Models
2.2.3 - Systemic Perspective
2.2.4 - Models of Foreign Policy Analysis
3 - Characteristics and outcomes of the International Society
3.1 - Visions of the World
3.1.1 - The International Anarchy
3.1.2 - The international community
3.1.3 - The International Society
4 - Transformation of International Politics
4.1 - Explanatory paradigms and levels of analysis: the structural factor, the state factor the individual factor and the ideological factor.
4.2 - International Order
4.3 - The End of History and The Return of History.
4.4 - Terrorism and international security
4.5 - The comtemporary international order
4.6 - The American Empire
4.6.1 - Positive Visions
4.6.1 - Negative Visions
5 - Globalization of the International Society
5.1 - The problem of contemporary globalization
5.2 - The transformation of the Westphalian order
5.3 - Governance and Globalization
The evaluation system is carried out according to the rules defined in the General Regulations Assessment of Knowledge Universities Lusíada. In this sense, it is taken into account ongoing evaluation, including attendance, participation, completion of work, quizzes, etc..
Power point, Internet
|Author||BAYLIS; SMITH, Steve (eds.)|
|Title||The Globalization of World Politics,|
|Editor||Oxford University Press,|
|Title||Social Theory of International Politics|
|Editor||Cambridge University Press|
|Author||BROWN, Chris; Kirsten Ainley|
|Title||Understanding International Relations|
|Author||ART, Robert C.; JERVIS, Robert|
|Title||International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Cont|
|Title||Compreender os Conflitos Internacionais.|