Global Studies


General objectives:
1 - Develop capacities to understand, analyze and investigate issues and problems arising from the Globalization process (es), inserted in a security and securitization logic;
2- Based on case studies, acquire in-depth theoretical knowledge about the concept of Security in a constantly changing world;
3 - Acquire knowledge about the response instruments to be used in an increasingly global world, characterized by the emergence of new risks, threats and inter and infra-state conflicts (diplomacy, development, cooperation, democracy….);
4 - Develop the capacity to perceive and analyze the position of Portugal, from the perspective of various alliances (military, economic, ...) and international cooperation;
5 - Gather information about the current reality and future trends, which allows participation in processes of strategic analysis and support for decision-making, namely in the sphere of public policies

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Carla Isabel Patricio Fernandes


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 280

Teaching language



Available soon


Sousa Santos, Boaventura de (2005).Globalização: Fatalidade ou Utopia?. Porto: edições Afrontamento.
Beck, Ulrich (1999) . O Que é Globalização? Equívocos do globalismo, Respostas à globalização. Rio de Janeiro: Paz e Terra
Beck, Ulrich (2015). A Sociedade de Risco Mundial. Lisboa: Edições 70.
Zygmunt Bauman (1999). Globalização - As Consequências Humanas. Rio de Janeiro: Jorge Zahar Editor
Stiglitz, Joseph E. (2007). Making Globalization Work. Nova Iorque: W. W. Norton Company
Rodrigues, Teresa & J. Vieira Borges (2016). Ameaças e Riscos Transnacionais no novo Mundo Global. Lisboa: Esfera dos Livros
Fernandes, Carla & Rodrigues Teresa (2019) The Future of Energy: Prospective Scenarios on EU-Russia Relations. Nova Science Publishers

Teaching method

The teaching method will be based on theoretical-practical classes, and the evaluation of the students will combine three factors: attendance and participation, individual written work and oral presentation.

Evaluation method

Attendance and participation in sessions(10%), Individual work (written 60% / oral presentation 30%)(90%)

Subject matter

The risk society
Security and Defense in a Global World
Globalization: Concepts, its Applicability and Dimensions
The Struggle for Resources
Challenges to Globalization - Energy
Case Study
Emerging powers and global challenges
Global Challenges: Piracy


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