Read chapter 14 of the text
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In your first es..say, you will answer one of the following questions:
- How can theory be used to understand foreign policy?
- Why can’t we learn about foreign policy without learning about complex theoretical topics like “hegemony”?
Be sure to explicitly state which question you are answering. Answer using only material from this unit.
Your answer should be no more than 800 words long. It should be at least 500 words as a minimum.
A rubric has been provided for you. Review it. This rubric will be used for all short pa.pers for the course. Please note that an excellent pa.per will be focused on answering the question by advancing a clear and persuasive the.sis (no long introductions are necessary).
Your pa.per will also acknowledge and rebut at least one other plausible an.swer to the question. I recommend identifying the strongest objection to your the.sis that you can find and explicitly showing how your argument addresses that objection.
An excellent pa.per will also use course material and only course material (readings and lectures) to an.swer the question.
Given that you have only a maximum of 800 words, I strongly recommend that you write a draft pa.per and then revise thoroughly, using the rubric as a guide.
Your references do not require a bibliography; simply be direct about to which lecture or reading you are referring. Please provide page numbers when possible.