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Political Science 101 Assignment

In a 3-5 page paper, with footnotes and a bibliography, describe the government of a country other than the United States.

  • How is it structured?
  • What are its apparent strengths and weaknesses?
  • What political and economic issues does this country face?
  • How is the government dealing with these issues?
  • Does its structure help or hinder its ability to address those issues?

Step one:
Pick a country, any country other than the United States (and not the country you're from.

Step two:
Please submit at least five sources you will use for your government description paper. For each source, include a description, specifically

  • Author
  • Title
  • Publication date
  • Page numbers (for articles and/or specific weblink/web address

Describe something about the source:

  • Who wrote it?
  • What are their qualifications?
  • Does this seem to be a legitimate source about the government and politics of this country?

Step three (Due May 21):
Submit an outline of your government description paper. It should be at least a page long, and cover the points you hope to address in your paper. 

Step four:  (Due May 28):
First draft (3-5 pages, with footnotes and a bibliography):
Describe the government of the country you chose. What system do they use? How does it work? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this system?

Step five: Due June 8):
Final draft (3-5 pages, with footnotes and a bibliography):
Describe the government of a country other than the United States. How is it structured? What are its apparent strengths and weaknesses? What political and economic issues does this country face? How is the government dealing with these issues? Does its structure help or hinder its ability to address those issues?

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