European Union Foreign and Security Policy
Part of this Programme
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor | Semestral | 6
Year | Type of course unit | Language
3 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
150 | 45
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
1. Theoretical and conceptual questions: Foreign policy, defense and security 2. From 1945 to the Treaty of Maastricht 3. The evolution of the European Union's external and security policies - In the Treaty on European Union (Maastricht) - In the Treaty of Amsterdam - No Treaty of Nice - The Treaty of Lisbon 4. Transatlantic Relations (post-1989) - Historical Approach - Relations with the United States - The Reassessment of NATO 5. The European Union and Its Neighbors - Russia - Turkey - O North Africa - The Middle East 6. The European Union and the World - Asia - Africa - Latin America 7. New Threats and Challenges - Threats: energy dependence, access to raw materials, terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction regional conflicts, border vulnerability, cyberterrorism and organized crime - Challenges: overcoming national approaches to common problems, raising awareness of new threats.
Upon completion of the curricular unit, the student (1) should have an adequate knowledge of the concepts, problems and subjects directly associated with the curricular unit, (2) should know the main orientations of the European Union's foreign and security policy, its fundamentals , the threats to be overcome and the challenges to overcome in a world marked by globalization, (3) to have the analytical capacity to address in a structured and scientific way the most relevant issues related to the external and security dimensions of the European Union.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Master classes of conceptual and theoretical contents, complemented by the promotion of the debate and other relevant methodologies to increase students' apprehension, understanding and consolidation. Continuous assessment is privileged, and the means of evaluation are defined according to the General Regulation of the ULHT and the guidelines adopted at the undergraduate level.
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Dosenrode, S. (2012). The European Union After Lisbon: Polity, Politics, Policy. Burlington: Ashgate Publishing.
Ginsberg, R.; Penska, S. (2012). The European Union in Global Security: The Politics of Impact. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Herd, G.P. (2006). Soft Security Threats and European Security. London: Routledge.
Kurowska, X.; Breuer, F. (ed) (2011). Explaining the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy: Theory in Action. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Mérand, F. (2008). European Defence Policy: Beyond the Nation State. New York: Oxford University Press.
Merling, M. (2007). European Security and Defence Policy. London: Routledge.
Merling, M. (2011). EU Security Policy: What It Is, How It Works, Why It Matters. Boulder: Lynne Rienner.