Theory of Citizenship and Human Rights in Complex Societies

Name: Theory of Citizenship and Human Rights in Complex Societies
Code: ECN14290D
Duration: 15 weeks/234 hours
Scientific Area: Legal-Political Theory and International Relations

Teaching languages: Portuguese
Languages of tutoring support: Portuguese, English, French
Regime de Frequência: B-learning


This discipline aims to examine the new conditions of governability in political units, as well with others actors in a paradigmatic transition era.

Sustainable Development Goals

Learning Goals

This curricular unit aims to give students in-depth perspectives on the issues surrounding citizenship and human rights, in complex societies and in a world that is simultaneously in disorder and global.


1| Modern politics as scarcity management.
2 | Contradictions of Modernity and human rights. Theses that try to overcome these contradictions: the thoughts of H. Arendt, J. Habermas, C. Taylor, S. Benhabib, among others.
3 | Rationale for citizenship and human rights.
4 | Theories of worldliness.
5 | Citizenship and cosmopolitanism in a fragmentary era.

Teaching Methods

Periodic debates and preparation of an essay of a scientific nature, in addition to its public defense.

Teaching Staff