International Politics and Governance

The Research Group “Politics and International Governance” has as its object of study the political phenomenon in its multiple manifestations. This group brings together researchers with different scientific backgrounds such as International Relations, Law and Political Science and collectively articulate their work around projects that analyse and problematise concepts (such as national and international security, peace and conflicts, democracy, human rights), processes (such as globalisation, foreign policies, decision-making processes and multi-level governance with stakeholders of different nature) and actors (such as states, international organisations and non-state groups/entities with some kind of ascendancy in international society).

Group Coordinator

Ongoing Projects

UE4All - The European Union in times of crisis: law and public policies from 2020 to 2022

Endogenous challenges to multilevel governance: the impact on democracy and Human Rights – EndoGov

Maritime Awareness Forum

Sea Economy in Portugal strengthens the country’s national identity, prestige and its international affirmation. Law and International Relations constitute an essential part of its development. This project aims to provide adequate training and to disseminate high quality studies in these fields.

Security in a changing world: hybrid threats, societal resilience and disruptive thinking

This Project aims to advance research in the fields of Public International Law and International Relations in connection with international security by focusing specifically on the topic of hybrid threats.”

Finished Projects

The Future of Democracy: transitions, security, perceptions and digital transformation - FutureDem

The FutureDem project is aimed at identifying the main challenges facing democracy at present and seeking possible responses to this new reality through three research lines: transitions and security; public perception and legal aspects; and digital challenges.

The objective is to research the evolution of the global order with a focus on the European Union with emphasis on its positive practices for the promotion of fundamental rights and democracy.

Comment on the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

The aim of this project is to comment on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to produce the first lusophon Commentary to that Convention which allows a comprehensive and substantiated view of each of its Parties. Each Party is commented by lusophons researchers from Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Portugal, and three Spanish researchers.

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