Subject: History of the Regional Institutions

Scientific Area:

History

Workload:

74 Hours

Number of ECTS:

7,5 ECTS

Language:

Portuguese

Overall objectives:

1 - To know the field of History of Institutions.
2 - To know the basic concepts of the History of Regional Institutions.
3 - To know the functions of regional organizations.
4 - To analyse power relations in local societies.

Syllabus:

1 - Key concepts
1.1 - The concept of institution
1.2 - Ordinances
1.3 - Law: types
2 - The Centre and the Periphery.
3 - Peripheral Institutions in the Old Regime.
3.1 - Landlord
3.2 - Captaincy-donee
3.2.1 - The captain
3.2.2 - The magistrate
3.2.3. - The prosecutor and the tenant
3.2.4. - The extinction of the captaincies
3.3. - The General Government
4 - The king's ministers in the society of the Old Regime
4.1 - The Corregidor and jurisdictions
4.2 - Out-of-court judge
4.3 - The Royal Treasury Ombudsman
5 - The military structure in the Old Regime
5.1 - The regiments of ordinances
5.2 - Maritime surveillance regiment
6 - The Church in the Old Regime
6.1 - Diocese
6.2 - Cathedral
6.3 - Parishes
6.4 - Convents
6.5 - Confraternities
7 - Main reforms in the Constitutional Monarchy
7.1 - City Hall
7.2 - Civil Government
7.3 - The Administrative Council of the District
7.4 - Parish Councils
7.5 - Education institutions
8 - From the administrative autonomy to the 25th of April 1974
8.1 - Background of administrative autonomy
8.2 - Administrative autonomy
8.3 - The Autonomist Project of 1922-23
8.4 - Special Delegate of the Government of the Republic (1928)
8.5 - The Constitution of 1933
8.6 - The Statute of the Autonomous Districts of the Adjacent Islands (1949)
8.7 - Administrative Committee for the Exploitation of Water Resources in Madeira (1943)
8.8 - The Regional Planning Committee (1969)
9 - Democracy and political and administrative autonomy
9.1 - The Carnation Revolution
9.2 - Democratic reforms
9.3 - Decolonisation
9.4 - The new Constitution
9.5 - The Planning Council
9.6 - The Governmental and Development Council
9.7 - The Provisional Statute of the Autonomous Regions
9.8 - Minister of the Republic
9.9 - Regional Government
9.10 - Regional Legislative Assembly
9.11 - Political and Administrative Statute of the Autonomous Region of Madeira

Literature/Sources:

Paulo Miguel Rodrigues , 2008 , A Madeira entre 1820 e 1842: relações de poder e influência britânica , Funchal 500 anos
Albuquerque, L.; Santos, M E M, (coord.) , 1991 , História Geral de Cabo Verde , Direcção Geral do Património Cultural de Cabo Verde
Avellar, H. , 1983 , A História Administrativa do Brasil , Editora Universidade de Brasília : Fundação Centro de Formação do Serv
Hespanha, A. M. , 1994 , As vésperas do Leviathan , Almedina
Matos, A. T. (coord.) , 2005 , Nova História da Expansão Portuguesa , Estampa
Matos, A. T.; Meneses, A. Leite, J. G. R. (coord) , 2008 , História dos Açores , Instituto Açoriano da Cultura
Mattoso, J, dir , 1992 , História de Portugal , Círculo de Leitores
Meneses, A. F. , 1993 , Os Açores nas encruzilhadas de Setecentos (1740-1770): I , Universidade dos Açores
Miranda, S. M. , 1994 , A Fazenda Real na ilha da Madeira , Instituto de História de Além-Mar
Pereira, F. J. , 1991 , Estudos sobre História da Madeira , CEHA
Rodrigues, J. D. , 1994 , Poder Municipal e Oligarquias Urbanas , Instituto Cultural de Ponta Delgada
Rodrigues, J. D , 2012 , Os Açores na primeira modernidade , Instituto de História de Além-Mar
Saldanha, A. V. , 1992 , As capitanias , CEHA
Salgado, G. , 1985 , Fiscais e Meirinhos , Nova Fronteira
Veríssimo, N. , 2000 , Relações de poder na Sociedade Madeirense do séc. XVII , DRAC

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
The classes will have a theoretical and practical compenent. The first will consist of an exposition of topics scheduled, with frequent recourse to the projection of power point slides. The second will be filled with text analysis done individually or in groups. The evaluation will consist of research work, presentation and discussion. Individual work = 50%. Presentation of individual work = 50% Individual work with a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15 pages, excluding bibliographical references. The plagiarism detection will lead to the annulment of the individual work and will withdraw the student from this assessment process. The following parameters will be taken into account in assessing the presentation of the work: - Clarity in the presentation of the work. - Logical sequence of ideas. - Level of language. - Scientific knowledge. - Originality. - Capturing the interest of the class. - Ability to argue and answer.