Dear students,

Term 2 assignment is due in the 5th Week, on 21 Apr. 2010 (Thursday).
All students are to place their essays on my table, located in the staff room and I will place a box for your to deposit your essays on that day.

The research essay topic, as follows:
*You are required to answer both parts of the question. [Maximum 500 words]

1a. What are the theoretical assumptions of the realist theory of International Relations Theory and how does realism predict state behavior? [10m]
1b. How does realism explain international relations in Northeast Asia? [15m]

All research papers must be refer to these articles:

1. For a theoretical definitions, refer to these 2 articles:
external image pdf.png East Asian Security Complex.pdfexternal image pdf.png National Interest.pdf

2. For specific examples, refer to the following articles:
external image pdf.png Nye Report.pdfexternal image pdf.png ross3.pdf

3. Additionally, students may consult Rise to Globalism by Stephen Ambrose which is available in the library.

Instructions:

1. Unlike Term 1, you will not be given the opportunity to submit drafts. The version that you submit on 21/04/2011 is the final submission that will be graded.
2. However, if you need to consult me regarding your research paper, you should see me on Thursdays, 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
3. Research papers that use Wikipedia/ Infopedia and other ready made essays available from the internet will be rejected, and will be given a zero for this essay automatically.

4. Please read this link before writing and submitting your research papers.