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Alena Vieira
Ph.D in Political Science (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
Department of International Relations and Public Administration
  Assistant Professor
   253604553 , 253604584
Alena Vieira holds PhD in Political Science from the University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. She is Integrated Research of the CICP/UMinho. She was Visiting Researcher da Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Instituto Estudos Estratégicos e Internacionais (Lisbon), e Universidade Católica de Leuven. She has been granted scholarship and research grants by the following foundations: Chair Inbev-Baillet Latour; Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung; Haniel-Stiftung; Compania di San Paulo, Riksbanken Jubileumsfond e Volkswagen-Stiftung, as well as Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia. Her book “Russland, Belarus und die EU-Osterweiterung” was published by Ibidem-Verlag (2009), and she has also publishes as articles in several journals, including Europe-Asia Studies, Post-Soviet Affairs, Revista Brasileira da Política Internacional, Contexto Internacional, EIOP, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, International Spectator, e European Politics and Societies.
European Union
comparative approaches
Selected publications
Vieira, A. (2021). The European Union's ‘Potential We’ between Acceptance and Contestation: Assessing the Positioning of Six Eastern Partnership Countries*. Journal of Common Market Studies, 59(2), 297–315. DOI
Vieira, A., & Vasilyan, S. (2018). Armenia and Belarus: caught between the EU's and Russia's conditionalities? European Politics and Society, 19(4), 471–489. DOI
Vieira, A. (2016). Ukraine, Russia and the strategic partnership dynamics in the EU’s eastern neighbourhood: recalibrating the EU’s ‘self’, ‘we’ and ‘other.’ Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 29(1), 128–150. DOI
Vieira, A. V. G. (2016). Eurasian integration: elite perspectives before and after the Ukraine crisis. Post-Soviet Affairs, 32(6), 566–580. DOI
Vieira, A. V. G. (2014). The Politico-Military Alliance of Russia and Belarus: Re-Examining the Role of NATO and the EU in Light of the Intra-Alliance Security Dilemma. Europe-Asia Studies, 66(4), 557–577. DOI
Advanced Complements of International Relations
Research Methodology
Methodology in Political Science
Research Methodology and Proposal in Political Science
Compared Foreign Policies
Applied Project
Theory of International Relations II
Political Theory I
Political Theory II