International Law and Policy
Cod: 42061
Department: DCSG
ECTS: 7.5
Scientific area: Legal Sciences
Total working hours: 195
Total contact time: 41

1. To develop the capacity to apply theoretical themes emerging within the scope of International Law and Politics, namely the new themes related with the processes of European Union governance and intervention, according to the scientific debate within European Studies - political branch.
2. To develop the capacity to analyze the themes theoretically and scientifically, especially the issues pertaining to the political-institutional organization of European countries and of the European Union.
3. To develop knowledge within the area of International Law and Politics, particularly as regards European organizations, focusing on the study of European Union's institutions (past and present), as well as other international organizations acting within the European space, with special emphasis to OTAN.

1. European Union
2. International Organizations
3. International Law
4. International Relations

Advanced knowledge in the context of Law and International Politics of the leading organizations in Europe.

1. Study of the main institutions of the European union and of others that influence the action of the European states.
2. Analysis of some International Law institutes and regulatory treaties, as well as of general principles of the diplomatic relations and consular relations and of the means of conflict resolution in the International Legal Order with particular emphasis on the most important European issues.
3. Analysis of the main multilateral instruments forming the European Union and the OTAN, as well as of other international institutions whose area of intervention may operate in Europe such as OCDE and some United Nations agencies.

BROWNLIE, IAN. Principles of Public International Law. 6.ª edição. Oxford University Press. 2003.
DIEHL, Paul F. and FREDERKING, Brian. The Politics of Global Governance: International Organizations in an Interdependent World.
KARNS, Margaret and MINGST, Karen. International Organizations: The politics and processes of global governance.
EISNER, Marc Alle; WORSHAM, Jeff; RINGQIST, Evan. Contemporary Regulatory Policy. 2006.
GREEN, Michael David. The Europeans: Political Identity in an Emerging Polity. ISBN 978-1-58826-355-1. 2007.
KAMARCK, Elaine C. The end of government As We Know it: Making Public Policy Work. Lynne Rienner Publishers. 2007.
MOREIRA, Adriano. Direito Internacional Público. Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.
WOOD, Steve and QUAISSER, Wolfgang. The New European Union: Confronting the Challenges of Integration. ISBN 978-1-58826-553-1. 2007.


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.