Please write a short analytical essay on the supplemental reading attached below. (PDF)
The essay should be 2 single-spaced pages // 4 double spaced pages (maximum), in a concise but effective fashion, with all direct quotes properly footnoted. Please make sure to Footnote.
The essay will be evaluated on the following basis: in the essay please summarize (1) the major problem or question under study, (2) the main argument addressed to the problem, (3) the conclusions of each assigned reading, (4) and your critical comments or analysis on the overall readings.
The following questions will help you develop your critical thinking: What are the thesis, key arguments/assumptions, evidence/examples in support of arguments, and conclusions in each of the assigned readings? Is the thesis/argument of each author clearly stated and readily understood? Does the author provide sufficient evidence to support his or her main argument? If not, what appears to be lacking? Are there any unanswered questions you think the author should address in the work? Critical analysis means identifying what the author does well, and what appears to be lacking. This writing assignment will help familiarize you with the issues, problems, theories and practices in comparative politics and help you develop conceptual ability, creative and critical thinking, and writing skills in political science. Key points:
-use footnotes (bibliography not necessary)