Thursday, 27 March 2014
Friday, 21 March 2014
Each essay should be between 1500 and 1600 words long (excluding references). For each essay, you are expected to provide at least 12 references. Use a 12-point font size and double spacing. The assignment is due on April 8/9. Write the questions before you provide the responses. Number the pages of your sheets/booklets/papers/
1. Critically examine the extent to which political institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa can address corruption in public management.
2. How relevant is learning from elsewhere in the promotion of development broadly conceived in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
POLI 214 Introduction to Comparative Politics, 2nd Semester, 2013/2014
Instructor: Dr. Maame A.A. Gyekye-Jandoh
Interim Assessment Question: Compulsory - 30 marks
2. Should be between 7-8 pages (excluding cover page), including references cited.
For Group A and Group B
Date posted on blogspot.com: Wednesday 19th March, 2014
Deadline: Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 by 5pm (no excuses)
Research Essay Question
1. With reference to Patrick O'Neil (2007, 2010) and other relevant scholars, distinguish between a state and a nation, explaining how these two concepts are related to nationalism. How important is it to distinguish states into strong, weak, failing and failed states? Give one example of each type of state in today's world, justifying your choice where necessary. Does the recent debacle in Ukraine viz. a viz. Russia's recent actions depict the typical relations expected between powerful and less powerful states? Why or why not?
Note: Essays without any outside references cited will attract a penalty. Good Luck.