Political Science 3810 – Spring 2017
What Do We Know About …
Scholars in international and comparative politics study a variety of problems. The research paper is an opportunity to investigate the “state of the art” with regard to one specific topic. This means that you are expected to delve into the scholarly literature in your chosen area of inquiry. In addition to evaluating what the literature has/has not achieved, you have the opportunity to explain what the best next steps would be for scholarship on your chosen topic.
You can choose from the following topics:
Political scientists studying international and comparative politics have investigated these issues. What are their contributions What do we know about these various problems as a result of their research For your paper, identify scholarly articles, book chapters, and books that address the issue.
You may use articles from academic journals and books or book chapters in edited volumes written by scholars. Use these materials to evaluate the state of knowledge of the issue you have chosen to investigate. That is, you will ascertain through your review of these various sources what scholars have learnt about your chosen topic.
Your paper will take the form of a review essay that evaluates the “state of the art” with regard to a specific area of inquiry in international politics. In your conclusion, you evaluate the state of knowledge on your chosen issue and outline what further research is desirable to resolve debates or questions that have remained unanswered.
Finding materials for your paper
There are several ways in which you can search for articles on the topic you have chosen. You have several options, all starting at www.library.unt.edu:
Your paper will be evaluated on the basis of the demonstrated knowledge on the topic (and appropriate citation of sources!), the logic of your argument, and the degree to which you demonstrate a grasp on the literature regarding the issue you chose to investigate.
The paper should be about 3500 words long, excluding references. This will be somewhere between 10-15 pages of text. The paper should contain the following elements:
The paper will be evaluated on the basis of the following:
American Journal of Political Science
American Political Science Review
British Journal of Political Science
Comparative Political Studies
Conflict Management and Peace Science
European Journal of International Relations
Foreign Policy Analysis
Human Rights Quarterly
International Political Science Review
International Studies Perspectives
International Studies Quarterly
International Studies Review
Journal of Conflict Resolution
Journal of Peace Research
Journal of Politics
Perspectives on Politics
Political Research Quarterly
Political Science Quarterly
PS: Political Science and Politics
Public Opinion Quarterly
Social Science Quarterly
Terrorism and Political Violence
Third World Quarterly
*If you identify academic journals with peer-reviewed articles that are not on this list, check with your instructor. There are many additional, specialized journals that we’ll be happy to approve. Just ask!
Books and book chapters:
Do not forget to use the library’s collection of books and edited volumes!
Ask the librarians for help in using search engines to identify relevant materials.
Our Service Charter
Excellent Quality / 100% Plagiarism-FreeWe employ a number of measures to ensure top quality essays. The papers go through a system of quality control prior to delivery. We run plagiarism checks on each paper to ensure that they will be 100% plagiarism-free. So, only clean copies hit customers’ emails. We also never resell the papers completed by our writers. So, once it is checked using a plagiarism checker, the paper will be unique. Speaking of the academic writing standards, we will stick to the assignment brief given by the customer and assign the perfect writer. By saying “the perfect writer” we mean the one having an academic degree in the customer’s study field and positive feedback from other customers.
Free RevisionsWe keep the quality bar of all papers high. But in case you need some extra brilliance to the paper, here’s what to do. First of all, you can choose a top writer. It means that we will assign an expert with a degree in your subject. And secondly, you can rely on our editing services. Our editors will revise your papers, checking whether or not they comply with high standards of academic writing. In addition, editing entails adjusting content if it’s off the topic, adding more sources, refining the language style, and making sure the referencing style is followed.
Confidentiality / 100% No DisclosureWe make sure that clients’ personal data remains confidential and is not exploited for any purposes beyond those related to our services. We only ask you to provide us with the information that is required to produce the paper according to your writing needs. Please note that the payment info is protected as well. Feel free to refer to the support team for more information about our payment methods. The fact that you used our service is kept secret due to the advanced security standards. So, you can be sure that no one will find out that you got a paper from our writing service.
Money Back GuaranteeIf the writer doesn’t address all the questions on your assignment brief or the delivered paper appears to be off the topic, you can ask for a refund. Or, if it is applicable, you can opt in for free revision within 14-30 days, depending on your paper’s length. The revision or refund request should be sent within 14 days after delivery. The customer gets 100% money-back in case they haven't downloaded the paper. All approved refunds will be returned to the customer’s credit card or Bonus Balance in a form of store credit. Take a note that we will send an extra compensation if the customers goes with a store credit.
24/7 Customer SupportWe have a support team working 24/7 ready to give your issue concerning the order their immediate attention. If you have any questions about the ordering process, communication with the writer, payment options, feel free to join live chat. Be sure to get a fast response. They can also give you the exact price quote, taking into account the timing, desired academic level of the paper, and the number of pages.