Globalisation and Security - 1st semester


1. Develop capacity to understand, analyse and investigate themes and problems arising from the procedure (s) of Globalisation, inserted a logic security and securitization;
2. From practical case studies, acquire in-depth theoretical knowledge about the concept of security, with emphasis on the terms of cooperative security and human security in a changing World,
3. Acquire knowledge about response instruments for use in a global world increasingly characterized by the emergence of new risks, threats and conflicts inter and infraestatais (diplomacy, development, cooperation, democracy ….)
4. Develop capacity to perceive, and analyze the positioning of Portugal, in terms of the various alliances (military, economic …) and of international cooperation.
5. Gather information about current and future reality, enabling participation in processes of strategic analysis and decision-making support, in particular in the sphere of public policy.
UC ends with several sessions dedicated to the presentation of case studies and a final synthesis, where they discuss the issues addressed in the various modules.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Teresa Rodrigues


Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





BAYLIS, J., SMITH, S., e OWENS, P., The Globalization of World Politics, 6thed., Nova Iorque: Oxford University Press, 2013
COLLINS, Allan, Contempory Security Studies, 2nd ed, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013
HELD, David; Roger, Charles; ed. Global Governance at Risk: Wiley Blackwell, 2013.
RODRIGUES, Teresa, FERREIRA, S., GARCÍA, R., Globalization and international security. An overview, NOVA Publishers, Defense, Security and Strategies Nova Iorque, 2014
SCIUBBA, Jennifer Dabbs, The Future Faces of War. Population and National Security, California-Colorado-Oxford, Praeger, 2011

Teaching method

Presentation of the different subjects by the teacher and other invited specialists. Presentation and discussion of texts and of the student’s individual researches (case studies).

Evaluation method

60% Individual Report (paper version and CD) with about 15 pages.
40% Work and Presentation of Team Group

Unjustified not attendance of the sessions will be subject to penalty up to a maximum of 2 points in the final classification

Subject matter

Module 1. Globalisation e Security-concepts and Definitions
1. Conceptual definitions of globalization.
2. Sheds and temporalities. Globalisation, standardisation and identity
3. State security to collective security. Response instruments and approaches
Module 2. The challenges of globalisation. A new World order.
1. Actors
2. Themes and issues
3. Prospective scenarios
Module 3. Strategic vector security and defence
1. Globalization: the pillars of security and defence in the 21st century
2. An attempt at interpretation and ranking
3. Creating an analysis model
4. Case studies