Constitutional Law


Security Constitutional Law

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Jorge Cláudio de Bacelar Gouveia


Weekly - 3

Total - Available soon

Teaching language



Available soon


- AAVV, Enciclopédia de Direito e Segurança, Almedina, Coimbra, 2014

- AAVV, Estudos de Direito e Segurança, I e II vols., Almedina, Coimbra, 2012 e 2014

- AAVV, Contemporary Security Studies (ed. Alan Collins), 5ª ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2019

- Barry Buzan, People, States & Fear ¿ An Agenda for International Security Studies in the Post-Cold War Era, ECPR, London, 2016,

- Barry Buzan e Laust Schouenborg, Global International Society ¿ A New Framework for Analysis, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2018

- Jorge Bacelar Gouveia, Manual de Direito Constitucional, I e II vols, 6ª ed., Coimbra, 2016; Direito da Segurança, Almedina, Coimbra, 2018

- Ulrich Beck, Sociedade de Risco, 2ª ed., Editora 34, São Paulo, 2013; Sociedade de Risco Mundial, Edições 70, Lisboa, 2015; A metamorfose do Mundo, Edições 70, Lisboa, 2017

- Thierry Balzacq, Théories de la Sécurité ¿ les aproches critiques, SciencesPo - Les Presses, Paris, 2016

Teaching method

theoretical classes

Evaluation method

written paper, after oral presentation

Subject matter

Given the fact this unit is about Security Constitutional Law, it seems wise to give the students an overview about the historical evolution of Constitutional law considering the importance of the Contemporary State in securty issues and analizing the presente Portuguese Constitution in its articles related with National Defence, Policy, Intelligent Services ans Civil Defence


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