3 well formulated paragraphs about each of the following

Assignment InstructionsBefore you begin this assignment, please review the course materials from the first three weeks of class with a special focus on the three mainstream theoretical perspectives: realism, liberalism and constructivism. Please pay particular attention to the definition of each and avoid pairing them with domestic perceptions of conservatives, liberals, etc. I also recommend reviewing the week 2 forum.

 

For this assignment, please write a well-formulated paragraph on the theoretical perspective you think is the most prominent for each the 3 leaders identified below (one paragraph for each leader – more on this below). I have provided links to relevant information on each person. Don’t be surprised if you find information that reflects each of the three mainstream theoretical perspectives for each person. What you’re looking for is the theory that is the most prominent. Which one stands out the most and why? Be sure to demonstrate your understanding of the theoretical perspectives and to include specific evidence (e.g. words and/or actions of the leader) to support your analysis in each paragraph. To organize your thoughts, I recommend using the MEAL plan .   Each of the three paragraphs should be a minimum of 250 words long and quotes should make up no more than 10% of your submission. Please exclusively use the course materials and the sources provided specifically for this assignment. You should use ONLY the links provided below – no outside sources are permitted for this assignment. Submit your assignment as a Word doc attachment. I am not able to accept assignments that are typed into the text box.

 

Russia’s President Putin          The United States’ President Obama             Iran’s President Rouhani

                                               

 

Materials for President Putin:

Address by Russian President Putin to the Federal Assembly

Russia’s Arctic opportunity

Profile: Vladimir Putin

Materials for President Obama:

In bold move on Cuba, Obama asserts powers

Profile: Barack Obama

Obama’s  Foreign Policy   Summed Up in One Quote

Materials for President Rouhani:

Iran’s President Rouhani warns against corruption

What Iran Wants in 2014

Iranian President: We will stick to our promises on nuclear deal

 

Please be sure to put quotation marks around material copied word-for-word from another source and to cite the source. Also, be sure to cite paraphrased information. Please use the Turabian citation style. For examples, please see the Turabian Quick Guide located under the resources link.

 

Please use 12 pitch, Times New Roman font and 1 inch margins. Please include your last name in the filename and upload your work as a .doc or .docx file. Your submission is due on Sunday of week 3.

 

Rubric:

 

Criteria

Exemplary       16-20

Accomplished 11-15

Developing        6-10

Beginning          0-5

Total

Demonstrates Knowledge of IR Theory

 

 

 

 

/20

Analysis/Critical Thinking

 

 

 

 

/20

Evidence and Support

 

 

 

 

/20

Organization

 

 

 

 

/20

Writing Mechanics and Citations

 

 

 

 

/20

Total

 

 

 

 

/100