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HPOB00781U  Portuguese - Brazil as a global actor Volume 2016/2017

Course information

LanguageEnglish
Credit7,5 ECTS
LevelBachelor
Bachelor choice
Duration1 semester
Placement
Spring
Schedule
See link to schedule
Study boardStudy board of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Course responsible
  • Georg Walter Wink (10-6b6973766b327b6d726f446c7971326f7932686f)
Saved on the 28-04-2016
Content

Today Brazil has a large and growing presence on the international scene, as a member of the BRICS group of emerging countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). Brazil has further been a key player in international forums such as the Copenhagen Climate Conference in December 2009, as well as Group of 20 (G20). Therefore, it is common to refer to the country as a political and/or economic "global player". But what does it mean to be a “Global Player”? And how can we “measure” to which extent a country is (or is not) a “Global Player”? In this course we will examine different theories from political science and economics and apply them to case studies on Brazil. Some topics to be analyzed are the state’s own definition of its international role, the material and organizational resources it can rely on, concrete activities undertaken by the country, the recognition and acceptance of its leadership status by other actors/states, and its "real political influence".

Literature

The reading list, to be announced at a later date, will include theoretical texts on the core concepts of the course, case studies on the topic, as well as official documents (government strategy papers and declarations).

Teaching and learning methods
Class instruction
Remarks
Language: Portuguese and English. Assigned readings will be in Portuguese and English.
Exam 1 (BA 2013-ordning)
Credit7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assesment

http:/​/​hum.ku.dk/​uddannelser/​aktuelle_studieordninger/​portugisisk/​

Exam 2 (BA-tilvalg 2013-ordning)
Credit7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assesment

http:/​/​hum.ku.dk/​uddannelser/​aktuelle_studieordninger/​portugisisk/​

Workload
CategoryHours
Class Instruction42
Preparation162,75
Total 204,75
Saved on the 28-04-2016

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