NRES 287 Paper 6

NRES 287 Paper 6 - NRES 287/PS 273 Spring 2008 Response...

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NRES 287/PS 273 Spring 2008 Response Paper 6 – Due Monday, April 7 th at 1:00pm Readings: Chapter 10 (Malthus in Africa: Rwanda’s Genocide) (pp 311-328) From: Diamond, J. 2005. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed . New York: Viking Press. Directions: Answer the questions below using the following guidelines: 1 The paper should be written independently . 2 Two page limit – you are synthesizing information, not regurgitating it (use quotes only if you have to) 3 One-inch margins 4 Double spaced 5 12 point font 6 No late papers will be accepted. (Remember, you get to drop your lowest score on response papers even if one is a zero.) 7 Cite page numbers to back up your references to the text. Questions: 1) Summarize Malthus’ population theory. (15) 2) Summarize what Diamond refers to as the usual interpretation for genocide in Rwanda and Burundi. (15) 3) Describe the other factors (beyond the usual interpretation) that Diamond suggests contributed to genocide in Rwanda. Cite and explain
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