Research Lines and Projects

Research Programmes

Ongoing research is structured into 2 research groups:

  • Political Theory and Comparative Politics | Coord. Manuel Braga da Cruz
  • International Relations, Security and Defence | Coord. Lívia Franco

There are 4 proposed Thematic Lines that are divided into two areas, broadly corresponding with the two proposed Research Groups: 

Political Theory and Comparative Politics:

  • European and Western Civilization: Origins, Distinguishing Features, Present Challenges (LICEO) | Coord.: João Carlos Espada
  • Research Line in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (LIPPE) | Coord.: William Hasselberger and Orlando Samões

International Relations, Security and Defence:

Ongoing Research Projects

Beliefs, Values and Worldviews at Work
André Azevedo Alves

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, through a joint participation with CESOP,  CIEP associated to Goldsmiths University of London and to Maria Power (Blackfriars, Oxford) in a research project about beliefs, values and worldviews at work. This project, lead by Chris Baker and coordinated in UCP by André Azevedo Alves, is funded by a British Academy Grant. For more information, please visit the website of the project.

The Three Revolutions of the Modern Era (1688, 1776, 1689)
João Carlos Espada, Orlando Samões and Carlos Marques de Almeida

Research seminars, an initiative of the thematic research line LICEO – European and Western Civilization: Origins, Distinguishing Features, Present Challenges – where students meet regularly to present and discuss the previously provided readings on the given topic.

PPE Network
William Hasselberger and Orlando Samões

Collaboration in an international network led by the University of Arizona (Center for the Philosophy of Freedom) with the purpose of reflecting about the development on the interdisciplinary area of PPE and of promoting new opportunities for collaboration in research and advanced training. Following the collaboration on this international network, a joint workshop was organised in July 2016 in Estoril.

Research project Orçamento, Economia e Democracia
André Azevedo Alves

Project sponsored by Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, started in 2016, coordinated by Abel Mateus (University College London) and that, besides CIEP’s collaboration on the field of Political Science, it has also the collaboration of researchers from Nova School of Business and Economics. Its main objective is to analyse the institutional architecture that best assures the efficacy and the transparency in the formulation of budget policy in Portugal, looking for answers to improve how funds are allocated and managed in Portugal.

Post-graduation in Sea Science and Business Administration
Sónia Ribeiro

LIAM-Maria Scientia, CIEP’s thematic line in Maritime Affairs, organizes in partnership with other units of Universidade Católica Portuguesa and with the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon a pioneer training programme on the areas of Sciences, Management and Sea Administration.

Conservation and Progress: a Comparative Study in European Transitions
André Azevedo Alves and Lívia Franco

A research collaboration that began in 2015 with the Catholic University Pázmany Peter Budapest, and within which researchers met for a research seminar in Budapest (May 2015) and another in Lisbon (October 2016).

European Foreign Policy Scorecard
Lívia Franco

A collaboration in the development of the European Foreign Policy Scorecard, a tool developed by the European Center for Foreign Relations to provide a systematic evaluation of the performance of European institutions in dealing with the rest of the world in around 80 areas of political topics.