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RESEARCH REPORTS This assignment asks you to summarize and evaluate a scholarly

RESEARCH REPORTS
This assignment asks you to summarize and evaluate a scholarly journal article on the topic of international organizations OR international relations (i.e. politics between or among countries and NOT domestic politics that simply takes place in one or more foreign countries). Examples of topics include international (not civil) war, economic sanctions, the effectiveness of select international organizations, international trade, alliances, international environmental cooperation or conflict, etc. The article must have been published since 1990 and be from one of these scholarly journals: International Studies Quarterly, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, or Conflict Management and Peace Science; journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, American Journal of Political Science, and American Political Science Review also qualify, though these journals tend to have fewer international relations articles. To access the journal articles via the CU library (https://www.colorado.edu/libraries), you will need to be either on campus or use the campus VPN.

Important: Only actual articles on the topic of international relations from one of the above journals will count; research notes, data features, book reviews, etc. or articles focusing on other topics do not count. You are strongly encouraged to check whether a particular article you have found qualifies by contacting the instructor at least 10 days before the due date.

Assignment format: the report is to be 1000 words in length, with 12 pt. Times New Roman font, 1” margins, and be broken down into the below-identified sections. Note that only your own words apply to the word count. Quoted text, citations, the article title, prefacing information (e.g. your name, the class name, the turn-in date, etc.) do NOT count. Also note that while you are expected to write at least 1000 words, there is no benefit to an excessively long report.

Also note the following requirements:
Include page numbers
Provide the full citation for the article in MLA format.
In your own words, summarize the article’s main argument. Do not copy the abstract.
In your own words, explain whether the empirical evidence supports what the authors are
arguing. Are there some parts of the argument that are not supported by the evidence?
Evaluate the article’s strengths and weaknesses. What do the authors do well? What can be
improved? What other critiques can you offer?
Include “headings” over each section (Main Argument, Empirical Evidence,
Strengths and Weaknesses, etc.). For example:
Empirical Evidence
Grading criteria for the assignments includes (but is not limited to):
objectivity
organization
quality of research understanding
writing style
clarity
quality of analysis
mechanics and grammar

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Political Science

RESEARCH REPORTS This assignment asks you to summarize and evaluate a scholarly

RESEARCH REPORTS
This assignment asks you to summarize and evaluate a scholarly journal article on the topic of international organizations OR international relations (i.e. politics between or among countries and NOT domestic politics that simply takes place in one or more foreign countries). Examples of topics include international (not civil) war, economic sanctions, the effectiveness of select international organizations, international trade, alliances, international environmental cooperation or conflict, etc. The article must have been published since 1990 and be from one of these scholarly journals: International Studies Quarterly, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, or Conflict Management and Peace Science; journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, American Journal of Political Science, and American Political Science Review also qualify, though these journals tend to have fewer international relations articles. To access the journal articles via the CU library (https://www.colorado.edu/libraries), you will need to be either on campus or use the campus VPN.

Important: Only actual articles on the topic of international relations from one of the above journals will count; research notes, data features, book reviews, etc. or articles focusing on other topics do not count. You are strongly encouraged to check whether a particular article you have found qualifies by contacting the instructor at least 10 days before the due date.

Assignment format: the report is to be 1000 words in length, with 12 pt. Times New Roman font, 1” margins, and be broken down into the below-identified sections. Note that only your own words apply to the word count. Quoted text, citations, the article title, prefacing information (e.g. your name, the class name, the turn-in date, etc.) do NOT count. Also note that while you are expected to write at least 1000 words, there is no benefit to an excessively long report.

Also note the following requirements:
Include page numbers
Provide the full citation for the article in MLA format.
In your own words, summarize the article’s main argument. Do not copy the abstract.
In your own words, explain whether the empirical evidence supports what the authors are
arguing. Are there some parts of the argument that are not supported by the evidence?
Evaluate the article’s strengths and weaknesses. What do the authors do well? What can be
improved? What other critiques can you offer?
Include “headings” over each section (Main Argument, Empirical Evidence,
Strengths and Weaknesses, etc.). For example:
Empirical Evidence
Grading criteria for the assignments includes (but is not limited to):
objectivity
organization
quality of research understanding
writing style
clarity
quality of analysis
mechanics and grammar

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Political Science

Length of Essay: 5 pages Format: APA Number of citations: at least 6 scholarly s

Length of Essay: 5 pages
Format: APA
Number of citations: at least 6 scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook and the Bible (English Standard Version).

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Discuss the nature of politics-administration relationship in Singapore. What ar

Discuss the nature of politics-administration relationship in Singapore. What are its implications for the principle of meritocracy in the public service? What are the main challenges to the realization of such meritocracy in this country?

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Discuss the nature of politics-administration relationship in Singapore. What ar

Discuss the nature of politics-administration relationship in Singapore. What are its implications for the principle of meritocracy in the public service? What are the main challenges to the realization of such meritocracy in this country?

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Political Science

A motivational letter (or personal statement) is required for admission into thi

A motivational letter (or personal statement) is required for admission into this Master’s program at Leiden University. The program is International Relations, with a particular emphasis on Global Conflict in the Modern Era. As per the University guidelines: “A clear indication in your motivation letter of the focus area(s) of the programme that you wish to study (700-1500 words).” Please let me know if there are any further questions or guidance needed to complete this motivational letter.

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response to Smoke Signals and Reel Injun building off of the readings of Playing

response to Smoke Signals and Reel Injun building off of the readings of Playing Indian that we have been doing. After viewing the two movies think about the ways in which Natives are represented and not represented in these two films. Does Reel Injun help to understand the ways in which “playing Indian” has become a cultural politics as much as a political-institutional problem? Do the Native characters and actors in Smoke Signals also “play Indian”? What would it means for them to play themselves? cite your claims by using the movie as citation. No sources needed to be included just the name of the movie.

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A well-thought answer to the following question: Does the notion of the “Mandate

A well-thought answer to the following question: Does the notion of the “Mandate of Heaven” fulfill the purposes of the Socratic noble lie effectively? Why or why not?

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A well-thought answer to the following question: Does the notion of the “Mandate

A well-thought answer to the following question: Does the notion of the “Mandate of Heaven” fulfill the purposes of the Socratic noble lie effectively? Why or why not?

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Write a Geopolitical discourse analysis of the map attached in the document. You

Write a Geopolitical discourse analysis of the map attached in the document. You must read the reading material attached before writing this paper, in order to adequately accomplish what is needed. Remember this is NOT an essay exercise with references of secondary sources and perspectives of different authors. You must focus on the map and provide an original critical, visual geopolitical discourse analysis of the map that is attached in the document below. Please read further detailed instructions and the required structure of this paper will be provided in the word doc below.