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MIYAMOTO, Shiguenoli. Teaching international relations in Brazil: problems and perspectives. Rev. Sociol. Polit. [online]. 2003, n.20, pp.103-114. ISSN 0104-4478.

In light of the major transformations that have taken place in the world during the last decade, there has been a rapid increase in the number of International Relations programs offered in Brazil. Today, there are almost 60 of them in operation. Yet it is evident that adequate conditions for their operation are not always guaranteed. There are deficiencies not only in terms of qualified faculty but also with regard to libraries, which often do not dispose of collections that can meet the needs produced by the courses taught. In addition to such problems, graduates of the programs have shown concern about their positioning in the labor market, notwithstanding the fact that it is a currently expanding field and that the graduates themselves have undergone multiple faceted training which makes them highly competitive. In this article we look at the social conditions that created the demand for International Relations programs in Brazil, as well as the legal and institutional demands for well functioning undergraduate programs in this area that meet up to social needs.

Keywords : International Relations; quality of teaching in International Relations; legal and institutional demands; labor market position.

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