Comparative approach to why a political phenomenon is existent in one Middle Eastern state but not another (form an argument on two countries)
A 2000 word (8-9 page) Research Paper will give you a chance to learn about topics of particular
interest to you. The paper will explain why a political phenomenon (elections, rentierism, strong civil
society) exists in one Middle Eastern country but not another. The word count does not include
your bibliography. A successful paper will include each item on the checklist below:
__ A 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and 1-inch margins.
__ Page numbers.
__ Headings and subheadings.
__ A research puzzle and research question.
__ An overview of the paper at the end of the introduction.
__ An explanation of previous work that helps you answer your question.
__ A hypothesized answer to your research question.
__ An organized evaluation of this hypothesis substantiated with:
__ Factual evidence
__ Logical arguments
__ Consideration of counter-arguments
__ A consideration of the broader implications of your answer to the research question.
__ A bibliography (which does not count toward the word limit).