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Compare and contrast the system of political representation in the United States to the system of political representation of another country of your choosing

You will compare and contrast the system of political representation in the United States to the system of political representation of another country of your choosing You will need to make an argument (which will be your thesis) about how your chosen country’s system differs, is the same, is better or worse than the American system of political representation based on the principles of political representation

 

LEH
351
Research Paper
Spring
2015
Your final research paper
requires you to apply what you have learned during the course of the semester about political representation systems and the US example to an analysis of another country in the world. You will compare and contrast the system of political representation in the United States to the system of political representation of another country of your choosing You will need to make an argument (which will be your thesis) about how your chosen country’s system differs, is the same, is better or worse than the American
system of political representation based on the principles of political representation you have learned about in the course.
The paper should:
1.Introduce the your comparison country.Justify why you think your country makes an interesting or important country for comparison
.2.Provide specific criteria for comparison.
For example: proportionality, participation rules, civil liberties (free speech, etc.),
efficiency, effectiveness, etc.
•You must use at least 3 criteria.
•Justify your choice of criteria
•For each criteria you must provide at least one form of “QR” evidence (ex:graphs,tables, comparative statistics,calculated indexes,etc.). At a minimum, this means the use of descriptive statistics (central tendency, dispersion,distribution) via a graph or table of calculations.
3.Based on your criteria,make an argument about (which will be your thesis) about how your chosen country’s system differs is the same, is better or worse than the American system of political representation.
4.To support your thesis, include a detailed comparative analysis of your country and the US based on the criteria chosen.
5.Conclude with (1) a recap of your argument as presented in the paper and (2) recommendations for changes in the US and/ or your chosen country based on the analysis in the body of your paper
.General Paper Requirements
1.It must be 2,500 words
minimum,double spaced. The title page, abstract page, and the reference section do not count towards the
10 page minimum Shorter papers will be penalized.
2.You need to reference at least 5 different academic &news sources. Of the five
you must include at least
•At least 3 academic journal articles or books
•At least 2 reputable “news” sources (ex: NY Times, Washington Post, The Economist
, The Atlantic, WSJ, etc.)
•Your textbook(and any other course material
provided by the instructor) does not count.
Textbooks from other classes
can be used for research but they will not count in terms of the
5 source quota.
3.Papers mustuse: APA format,12 point font size, and 1 inch top- bottom &
left/right margin with numbered pages. Papers not in this format will be penalized.

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Do not email me your paper.
5. NO Late papers
6.If you do not cite your sources
properly and in APA style, you will get a 0 for the whole assignment
.
Take care to cite references in your paper

If you need some direction with your QR evidence, you can start with the 2 data sources we have looked at in the course:

http://data.worldbank.org/country

https://data.oecd.org/


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