Regional Dynamics of Security and Defense


1. Develop in-depth knowledge of the security and defense dynamics in different regions of the planet.
2. Obtain analytical and critical skills on these regional dynamics.
3. Obtain qualified tools to study security and defense in regional dynamics.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Vítor Daniel Rodrigues Viana


Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language

Portuguese. If there are Erasmus students, classes will be taught in English




Buzan, Barry e Ole Wæver. Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003. ; Lake, David e Patrick M. Morgan, eds. Regional Orders: Security in the New World. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997. ; Lemke, Douglas. Regions of War and Peace. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002. ; Solingen, Etel. Regional Orders at Century¿s Dawn: Global and Domestic Influences on Grand Strategy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998. ; Williams, Paul. Security Studies: An Introduction. London: Routledge, 2012.

Teaching method

Mastery learning, inquiry-based learning and case study-based learning

Evaluation method


Assess the ability of analysis and oral presentation. Participation in debate and discussion directed activities and presentation of group work25%
Evaluate the ability of research and critical analysis Preparation and delivery of individual written (on paper and via email) with no less than 3500 and not more than 5500 words75%

Subject matter


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