Geostrategy, geopolitics and International Relations I
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
I. Conceptual introduction II. The Cold War (1945-1962) 1. The Origins of the Cold War: From Potsdam to the Marshall Plan 2. From the Coup of Prague to the Creation of NATO 3. From Korea to Hungary 4. From Berlin to Cuba 5. Decolonization (1945- 1962) III. From Peaceful Coexistence to the Age of Détente (1963-1980) 1. The Development of Multipolarity 2. The Vietnam War 3. American Reflux and Soviet Advance IV. The Second Cold War (1980-1989) 1. The Presidency of Ronald Reagan 2. Gorbachev and Reagan 3. The Cold War Epilogue
Study and understanding of the lines of force of international politics post-1945 until the collapse of the Soviet Union. Knowledge of the main moments of political life in contemporary international society, both at the macro-structural level of the system and at the microstructural level of its components.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
Students should have a solid understanding of the movements that underpinned the current international system, enabling them to understand the present and to envision the future.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Master classes, promotion of debate and other relevant methodologies. Continuous assessment is privileged and, given the theoretical and practical nature of the curricular unit, the students must carry out a test and a written work and its oral presentation.
Calvocoressi, P. (2008). World Politics Since 1945. 9th ed. London: Routledge.
Lundestad,G. (2014). East, West, North, South: International Relations Since 1945. 7th ed. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
McWilliams, W.C.; Piotrowski, H. (2009). The World Since 1945: A History of International Relations. 7th ed. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Robbins, K. (2013). Transforming the World: Global Political History since World War II. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Young, J.W.; Kent, J. (2013). International Relations Since 1945. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press.