Foreign Policy Analysis: Theories of Decision-Making

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the paper is 2300 word without the citation and the abstract
2- the abstract is 250 words
3- the paper is APA style
4- we must mention the methodolgy that we used in the paper
5- In the introductory Paragraph in the paper we must mention what each paragraph is talking about
Political Science Department
Resit Period, 2017-2018
Coursework Brief
Module Name: Foreign Policy Analysis: Theories of Decision-Making
Module Code: 17POLS021
Module Leader: Dr Gamal Selim
Assessment Title: Research Paper (35% of final grade)
Task Description:
• Please address the question specified below to write your research paper
• Your paper should show that you have researched the topic and have used predominantly
academic sources
• The paper should be analytical and not just descriptive or editorial
• Students are expected to obtain research materials from the library and from our on-line
research sites
• Students are urged to begin their research and to organise their time as soon as possible
The paper will assess your ability to research the literature on your chosen topic, form a thesis,
analyse the available material and then present a coherent and compelling argument in the form of a
well written academic essay.
Question:
Critically assess the validity of the ‘democratic peace’ theory in the field of foreign policy.
Instructions and Guidelines:
Due Date:
• Wednesday 8
th of August 2018. (Please submit by 4pm to the Module leader or TA in their
office)
Word Limits:
• 2000-2500 words, excluding referencing and bibliography
• You must observe the word limit of the paper. If you exceed the word limit by more than five
percent you will receive a mark of zero (For the Word Limit Policy, see page 6)
• Number of words (excluding referencing and bibliography) must be stated on the submission
forms
Layout and Format:
• Your paper needs to be double-spaced
• Use font Arial size 12
• Printed on A4 paper
• Page numbers centred on the bottom of each page in the format – Page 1 of —
• Have a cover page (include: Your Name, ID, Date, and title of your paper)
• Use the essay format (i.e. presentation of ideas in bullet points is unacceptable)
• Papers must be typed; handwritten papers will not be accepted
Sources:
• Students are expected to discuss secondary sources pertaining to the topic (i.e. academic
articles and books) as well as to consult and refer to primary sources
• Wikipedia and non-academic websites are not acceptable sources
• Student should also make sure that relevant information in the lecture notes, the textbook and
the literature indicated in the syllabus are given due consideration
Referencing:
• You must specify the sources you use in your paper; otherwise you might be charged with
plagiarism, and you will be heavily penalised
• You must use the BUE style sheet (available on the e-learning page)
Penalties:
• No late submission
• You must observe the word limit of the paper. If you exceed the word limit by more than five
percent you will receive a mark of zero (For the Word Policy Limit, see page 6)
• Any student suspected of plagiarism, or collusion, will be subject to procedures set out in the
GAR
Marking criteria:
• All assessments are marked based on the Assessment Criteria (available on the module’s elearning page).
Submission Instructions:
• You need to submit TWO hard copies.
• You need to attach to each copy the “Turn-It-In Originality Report”
• You must send a soft copy to your TA on the same day
• You must submit a fully completed and signed Coursework Submission and Academic
Honesty Form with each copy
• The number of words (excluding referencing and bibliography) must be stated on the
submission forms
• A Coursework Feedback Form should be attached to each copy
• The forms are available on the module’s e-learning page
Turn-it-in:
• Your paper has to be uploaded to Turn-it-in
• You must print out the “Turn-it-in Originality Report” and attach it to the back of your paper
Feedback:
• Generic written feedback on presentations and papers will appear on module e-learning page
after marking them
• Students may request appointments with Module Leaders and Teaching Assistants by email in
order to obtain individual oral and written feedback on presentations, papers and exams
• General discussion of assessed tasks may take place in lecture and tutorial sessions
• Feedback will be given to students within 10 working days of the submission date.
YEAR 2: Political Science; Percentage distribution of marks/Learning Outcomes
Year Content/Description
of Issues
Application of
Theory
Knowledge &
Understanding
Evidence of
Reading
Referencing &
Bibliography
Presentation,
Grammar & Spelling
Year 2 20 25 25 10 10 10
Classification %
Range
Content Application of
Theory
Knowledge and
Understanding
Evidence of
Reading
Referencing
and
Bibliography
Presentation,
Grammar and
Spelling
An exceptional submission demonstrating extraordinary quality and exceptional competence. The submission fulfils the assignment
completely, or exceeds it.
I 77 –
100
Extensive critical
evaluation and
synthesis of
issues and
material which
includes original
and reflective
thinking
Evidence of
detailed, relevant
application of
theory, and/or
empirical results,
where applicable
Excellent
knowledge and
depth of
understanding of
principles and
concepts
Evidence of
reading a wide
range of
supplementary
sources
Excellent
referencing and
bibliography
Exceptional
presentation,
logically
structured, using
correct grammar
and spelling
An excellent to outstanding submission. Without any material deficiencies.
I 70 –
76
Some critical
evaluation and
synthesis of
issues and
material which
includes some
originality
Clear evidence
of relevant
application of
theory and/or
empirical results,
where applicable
Comprehensive
knowledge and
depth of
understanding of
principles and
concepts
Evidence of
reading a range
of supplementary
sources
Comprehensive
referencing and
bibliography
Excellent, well
directed
presentation,
logically
structured, using
correct grammar
and spelling
Good to very good. A competent/highly competent submission of commendable quality. Fulfils the assignment in all but minor detail. Some
minor weaknesses need attention.
II (i) 60 –
69
Evaluation and
synthesis of
main issues and
material
Appropriate
application of
theory and/or
empirical results,
where applicable
Knowledge and
sound
understanding of
principles and
concepts
Adequate
evidence of
reading
supplementary
sources
Appropriate
referencing and
bibliography
Good presentation
logically
structured, using
correct grammar
and spelling
Fair to adequate. Satisfactory level of understanding and ability overall, but with some flaws or omissions. Room for improvement in
significant respects.
II (ii) 50 –
59
Accurate
description of
main issues and
material with
some evaluation
Occasional
relevant
application of
theory and/or
empirical results
Knowledge and
understanding of
key principles and
concepts only
Evidence of
directed reading
and some
supplementary
sources
Adequate
referencing and
bibliography
Orderly
presentation,
competently
structured and
acceptable
grammar and
spelling
Weak to very weak. Some significant inadequacies exist. The assignment is primarily derivative or descriptive rather than demonstrating
critical evaluation or analysis.
III 40 –
49
Description of
main issues and
material only
Limited evidence
of relevant
application of
theory and/or
empirical results
Basic knowledge
and understanding
of key principles
and concepts only
Evidence of
directed reading
only
Limited
referencing and
bibliography
Weak presentation
and structure,
acceptable
grammar and
spelling
The submission is marginal. Fails to demonstrate basic understanding. Insufficiently well organised and presented. Additional work could
make good the substantial weakness.
Fail 35 –
39
Omission of
some relevant
material
Very limited
evidence of
application of
theory and/or
empirical results
Limited and/or
superficial
knowledge and
understanding of
key principles and
concepts
Evidence of
minimal reading
only
Inadequate
referencing and
bibliography
Poor presentation,
structure,
grammar and
spelling
Major omissions or misuse of material. Failure to understand or lack of ability to handle assignment. Critical defects require fundamental
rethinking.
Fail 0 –
34
Insufficient and
largely irrelevant
material
No evidence of
application of
theory and/or
empirical results
Little or no
knowledge and
understanding of
key principles and
concepts
Little or no
evidence of
reading
Little or no
referencing and
bibliography
Unacceptable
presentation,
structure,
grammar and
spelling
Page 6 of 6
Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science
Word Limit Policy
(Coursework)
The word count should be expressed as an absolute range or an absolute value (no circa!) in the
CWBs.
Students must include the word count on the cover sheet of the submission and in the submission
form.
The word count of the submission should exclude: the cover sheet, the table of contents, footnotes,
in-text citations, notes from interviews, numerical tables, abstract, diagrams, graphs, formulas and
bibliography. Additional exclusions must be approved by the Departmental Council.
If the word count is exceeded by more than 5%, the piece of assessment is awarded a mark of zero.
There should be detailed advice to the students on how to exclude certain parts from the submission
using the turn-it-in.
Coursework briefs of the computer modules in the Business Department should also include a limit in
terms of number of pages. A penalty of zero mark should be applied, if this limit is exceeded by more
than 5%. (The equivalent of the 5% should be clearly identified as a number of pages in the
coursework of these modules).
This policy should be published on the e-learning of the Faculty of BAEPS.
This policy should be included in all the coursework briefs of the Faculty in semester 2 of 2014-15 to
ensure consistency and accuracy of its implementation by all staff members and students.

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