Curricular Unit:Code:
Principles of Humanitarian Action, Cooperation and Development789FAHC
Year:Level:Course:Credits:
1MasterHumanitarian Action, Cooperation and Development8 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English104
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
Knowledge of the fundamental aspects of Humanitarian Action in a dialogical perspective;
Advanced skills on the geopolitical, legal and economic aspects of Humanitarian Action, international cooperation and aid to development (in particular its principles and its impact).
Syllabus:
UNIT 1. Evolution of Humanitarian Action (4 ECTS)
1.1. Evolution
1.2. Debate
UNIT 2. Principles of Humanitarian Action (4 ECTS)
2.1. Principles
2.2. Limits
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
1. Theoretical-Practical sessions:
1.1. Description: Units 1 and 2;
1.2. Learning objectives: to understand the main references and to develop the ability to analyse the geopolitical, legal and economic aspects of Humanitarian Action, international cooperation and aid to development.
2. Tutorial supervision:
2.1. Description: Ability to learn by him/herself and to write works.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Two elements: (i) Three/four pages research report (1000 words)(on readings and/or practical sessions); (ii) Test based on a "humanitarian file" (dossier to analyze).
The student should understand the main references and develop a capacity of analysis of main topics of Humanitarian Action; Capacity to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions; Ability to learn by itself and develop a critical weighting as regards the humanitarian praxis, and develop works.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The two main learning outcomes (knowledge of the fundamental aspects of Humanitarian Action in a dialogical perspective; advanced skills on the geopolitical, legal and economic aspects of Humanitarian Action, international cooperation and aid to development) will be achieved, respectively, through the analysis of texts and through the debate on practical examples.
Reading:
CASQUEIRA CARDOSO, J. (2000). Acção internacional humanitária e direitos. Revista da UFP, nº 5.
FIDDIAN-QASMIYEH, E. (ed.)(2016). The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Oxford : OUP.
GOIS, P., FALCHI, G. (2017). The third way. Humanitarian corridors in peacetime as a (local) civil society response to a EU’s common failure, REMHU, Rev. Interdiscip. Mobil. Hum., vol. 25, n.51, Sept./Dec. 
NASCIMENTO, D. (2013). Do "velho" ao "novo humanitarismo" : os dilemas  da ação humanitária em contextos de conflito e pós-conflito violento, Nação e Defesa, Nº135.
POZZATTI JUNIOR, A. (2017). Existe um fundamento para afirmar um dever de cooperação internacional? Anu. Mex. Der. Inter vol.17  México Jan./Dec. 
TEIXEIRA FERNANDES, J. P. (2012). A ciberguerra como nova dimensão dos conflitos do século XXI, Relações internacionais, N. 33.
WILL, A.K. (2018). On “Genuine” and “Illegitimate” Refugees, Social Inclusion, Vol. 6, No. 3., pp. 172–189.