For this assignment, compare those parallel worlds. How do realism and one alternate theory to explain international responses to the Yugoslav wars of 1991-99 or the Iraq wars of 1990-2011? What does realism explain best? What does one alternate theoryliberalism, constructivism, post-modernism or feminist international theoryexplain better?
Explain realism and another international theoryliberalism, constructivism, post-modernism or feminist international theoryfrom Lamy and Masker, chapter 3, and other assigned readings from Module 3. Apply them to explain the Yugoslav wars of 1991-99 or the Iraq wars of 1990-2011. USE TWO THEORIES, BUT ONE MAJOR CASE FROM STOESSINGER (chapter 5 OR chapter 8/9)
Respond to all parts of the assignment, thoroughly covering the course readings, including explanations of their general themes and concepts, their specific application to assignment questions, and comparison of course readings.
Essays will be marked primarily for explanation and application of assigned readings, and resolution of assigned questions.
Your essay needs a descriptive title and summarizing the introduction.
Formally cite all references to readings precisely, with a page number. Generally, the more citations, the better.
Use of brief quotations from class readingswith proper citations and explanationsis encouraged. Citations can be Chicago or MLA style.
Essays should be at least three single-spaced, typed pages.
Papers receiving the highest grades typically are at least four to six pages. There is no maximum.
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Show you mastered course readings. Re-read assigned articles for full comprehension. As you read, always look up any unfamiliar nouns: concepts, countries, events, people, etcetera. Write deductively; when introducing a reading, show you understand its most important themes, explain major themes from course readingswhat are they all aboutthen apply those themes to the specific questions of the assignment. There is no tool as useful in composition as detailed outlining. The more you outline, the less you have to write.