Globalization and Europe
Cod: 52090
Department: DH
Scientific area: Political Sciences
Total working hours: 195
Total contact time: 41

This module offers a theoretical and empirical overview on the current debates over the nature and the origins of globalisation and its impact on the European economy, politics and society. Furthermore, it provides an important ethical, as well as analytical, dimension to the study of globalisation. The geopolitical reconfiguration initiated by the collapse of communism in 1989 will be examined in relation to the crisis of Western liberalism and the emergence of new forms of resistance to globalisation. 


At the end of this course, the student must have acquired the following competencies:
-  Analytical and practical skills needed to understand and critically assess contemporary globalisation
- Contextualization and understanding of the causes, the history and the basic definitions of globalisation and its impact on the European economy, culture and environment
- Ability to analyse and debate the effects of globalisation and its consequences for equality, conflict and security, as well as economic and social stability in Europe.

1. Introduction: the globalisation debate
A) Europe for Globalisation
B) Globalisation for Europe
2. Historical change, society, technology
3. The economics of global capital: a neo-liberal world?
4. Global governance in the 20th century and Europe
5. Globalisation and its discontent for Europe
A) Global inequality within and among nations
B) A crisis of democracy
C) From social movements to anti-capitalism.

CURTO, Diogo Ramada - Estudos sobre a Globalização. Edições 70, 2016. ISBN 9789724419046 
KIERZKOWSKI, Henryk (Ed.) - Europe and Globalization. UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. ISBN 978-1-349-43297-4
JONES, Andrew - Globalization: Key Thinkers. Polity, 2010. ISBN 978-0745643229
GIDDENS, Anthony - A Europa na Era Global. Editorial Presença, 2007. 9789722338400
GIRAUD, Pierre-Noël - A Globalização - Emergências e Fragmentações. Lisboa: Texto & Grafia, edição em Português, 2014. ISBN 9789898285942
STIGLITZ, Joseph E. - Tornar Eficaz a Globalização. Porto: Edições ASA, 2007. ISBN: 9789724152936
WOLF, Martin - Por que Funciona a Globalização. Lisboa: Dom Quixote. Edição em Português 2008. ISBN: 9789722030946
A series of scientific articles and reviews will be available during the semester


Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.