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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

History of Political Ideologies


European Studies, Lusophone Studies and International Relations

Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS

Bachelor | Semestral | 5

Year | Type of course unit | Language

1 |Mandatory |Português

Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)

135 | 45



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Mode of study




Professional Internship



1. Ideology or Science of Ideas: Antoine-Louis-Claude Destutt, Count of Tracy 2. Political ideologies as explanatory forms of the relationship between man, society, power and social and political organization 3. Types and models of organization politics from the antiquity to our days 4. General Theory of the State 5. Political Constitution, from the eighteenth century to our days 6. Constitutionalism in Portugal and the Rule of Law: from 1820 to 1976 7. The Atlantic Revolutions (English, American and French) 8. Classification (possible) of political ideologies a. Statism and totalitarianism; B. Anarchism; W. Liberalisms; d. Christian Democracy; and. Conservatism; f. Socialisms; g. Social-Democracy; H. Communism; i. Nationalism; j. Fascism. 9. The importance of economics in contemporary ideological thinking.


It is intended to promote the understanding and knowledge of Political Ideologies. Thus the student should understand how political ideologies influence and illustrate the assertion of power and how they explain the relationship between man, society, power, and social and political organization.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

Through the programmatic development of this curricular unit, the aim is to provide students with the necessary knowledge to understand the themes that are part of the program, developing an analytical and critical spirit that allows them to better understand politics in the evolution of humanity.

Teaching methodologies and assessment

The theoretical-practical classes are based mainly on the exposition, debate and deepening of the programmatic contents. In order to guarantee an adequate follow-up of the content, students will be actively encouraged to participate by analyzing and discussing supporting texts on the themes of the program. Semi-annual evaluation is continuous or final. Continuous Assessment consists of two tests, each 50% weighted. Final evaluation consists of a written final exam, with a weighting of 100%.


Amaral, D. F. (2012). História do Pensamento Político ocidental. Coimbra: Almedina.
Amaral, D. F. (2010). História das Ideias Políticas. Coimbra: Almedina.
Ebenstein, W. (1974). ¿4 ismos em foco¿, 2ºed. Porto: Brasília Ed.
Fernandes, A. J. (2012). Introdução à Ciência Política, 3ªEd. Porto: Porto Editora.
Goodwin. B. (1997). El uso de las ideas políticas. Barcelona: Península.
Guedes, A. M. (1981). Ideologias e Sistemas Políticos. Lisboa.
Macridis, R. & Hulliung, M. (1998). As ideologias políticas contemporâneas. Madrid: Alianza Editorial.
Prélot, M. (2001). As doutrinas políticas, 2vols. Lisboa: Ed. Presença.
Touchard, J. (1993). História das Ideias Políticas, 4vols. Lisboa: Pub. Europa-América.
Rosas, J. C. ; Ferreira, R. (Org.) (2014). Ideologias Políticas Contemporâneas. Coimbra: Almedina.
Livros específicos de teóricos do pensamento político.