Globalização e Segurança



(Theoretical and conceptual)


LO1: To provide students with fundamental knowledge about the new threats and risks to international peace and security in a context imposed by Globalization, which appears as an inevitable trend in all dimensions of human activity, and international/regional conflicts.


LO2: To understand the fundamentals of Security Studies and its importance in a globalizing world. Understand Security, as a densified and broadening concept, in both its international and national contexts. To analyse the intersections between Globalization and Security issues.


LO3: To understand how globalization affects the sociologically and geopolitically both state and non-state actors on the regional and world stage. Contribute to the understanding of the relevance and emergence of different actors and security measures.


LO4: To understand the nature of the systematic changes in International Security since the onset of Globalization and determine the forces of Globalization that have shaped, and are shaping, its development. To familiarize students with terms, concepts and important publications related to the evolution of globalization within international security.


(Personal development)

LO5: Define abstract concepts and apply them with consistency and rigour, giving meaning to the complexity of issues involving Globalization and Security. Justify own positions with arguments based on factual issues.


LO6: Familiarize the students with the resources available for further research. Provide them the ability to communicate effectively in speech (the ability to work under pressure in seminars, where students must demonstrate the ability to respond to questions orally) and writing (for example, writing an essay or book review using commonly accepted standards of definition, analysis, grammatical prose, and documentation).


LO7: Provide them the capacity to work independently, demonstrating initiative, self-organization, and time-management, as well as co-operating with other students to achieve common goals.

Caracterização geral





Professor responsável

Felipe Pathé Duarte


Semanais - 3

Totais - 36

Idioma de ensino



Não aplicável



(further reading will be advised / distributed throughout the sessions)



BALDWIN, D.A; ¿The Concept of Security¿; Review of International Studies, 23: 5-26, 1997.

BUZAN, B. et al.(1998); Security: A New Framework for Analysis; Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner

COLLINS, Alan (2010); Contemporary Security Studies, , Oxford University Press

MITTELMAN, James H. (2010) Hyperconflict: Globalization and Insecurity. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 

PATHÉ DUARTE, Felipe (2013); ¿Violência Política: Do Estado à Subversão do Estado - Análise sobre um Modelo Conceptual¿; Perspectivas - Portuguese Journal of Political Science and International Relations; no 8.

WALT, Steve (1991) ¿The Renaissance of Security Studies,¿ in International Studies Quarterly, 35(2).

WIRTZ, James (2007). ¿A New Agenda for Security and Strategy?¿ in BAYLIS, John [et al.]. Strategy in the Contemporary World. Second edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.



BECK, Ulrich, World at Risk (2008); Cambridge: Polity Press.

COOPER, Robert (2003); The Breaking of Nations: Order and Chaos in the Twenty-First Century; Londres: Altantic Books.

FUKUYAMA, Francis (2018), Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment; New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

LECHNER, F. and BOLI, J. (eds.), (2007) The Globalization Reader; Blackwell

NYE, Joseph S. (2007); Understanding International Conflicts: an Introduction to Theory and History; New York: Pearson Longman.




ARQUILLA, John and RONFELDT, David (Coord.) (2001); Networks and Netwars ¿ The Future of Terror, Crime and Militancy; Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.

KALDOR, Mary (2001); New and Old Wars ¿ Organized Violence in a Global Era; Stanford: Stanfor University Press.

MILLER, T. David (2015); Security 2045: Assessing the Future Security Environment and Implications for Defense Policymakers; CSIS, November 2015

WITTER, B. and BLUM, G. (2017); The Future of Violence ¿ Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones.


Método de ensino

Modular training on a seminar basis on topics related to Globalization and Security. The topics should be debated and examined in some depth, and the students should participate actively in the discussions that will take place during the sessions. 

The talks should be based on the suggested readings for each topic and events analysed by media sources.

The teaching-learning process is based on theoretical-practical classes, where debate and case studies analysis of case studies will have relevance

Método de avaliação

  1. Ongoing assessment
    1. An individually written course paper in which the student chooses an issue related to one of the specific themes of the course and analyses it using one or more theoretical perspectives (about 3500/4000 words, - excluding footnotes and bibliography). It must have a cover, include title and author identification on the first page, uniform footnotes and final bibliography).


  1. written assignment submitted in connection with the seminars and oral presentation


(Final grade: 70% written course paper + 20% written assignment + overall performance in class as well as participation 10%)




  1. Written exam



Defining Security and Insecurity

Violence, Power, and State

Security Epistemology ¿ Evolution of the Security Concept

The Nature of contemporary violence and conflicts 



Trade, Globalization, Wealth, and Inequality

Globalization, technology, media, and the internet

Globalization and identity 

The dark side of globalization



Violent extremism, globalization, and identities

Social movements and populism

Globalization, security, and the environment

The risks of digital globalization