International Relations Theory

5.5 ECTs / Semester / Portuguese

"How do you know when a theory is useful? Whether or not a theory is useful is decided by the body of people who find it worthwhile to use the theory or to argue about the theory. [U]ltimately, the test of a theory is that people find it worth dealing with, arguing about, criticizing, trying to apply it."

Conversation with Kenneth Waltz (Feb. 10, 2003)


Assistant Professor
Lívia Franco is a Professor and Senior Researcher at IEP-UCP. Areas of interest: Contemporary International Politics, Security and Defense Issues, and…