POLS 1002 Essay
DUE: May 4 at 1300 (1 pm)
Each student will write a research essay DUE May 4 at 1300. The only acceptable
topics are the ones outlined below. Each student will write on only one (1) question.
Each paper will be approximately 7 to 8 double
1. What is a party?
2. What do parties do?
3. Why do we need parties?
Political parties are organized
groups that make nominations
and contest elections in the
hope of gaining control of the
1. What is the main
purpose of an election?
2. What are (and the main
3. How do voters vote and
what influences their
ECON110i I , x
Reading: Chap. 1&2
I. Go Over Course Outline
ll. What is Microeconomics About?
Ill. Brief Overview of Course Topics
IV. Some Comments on Economic
4 Analysis/Methodology ECONll 01 MTCROECONOMTCS 1
(& ECON7073 Microeconomic Pr
Mean: 16.24 (81.2%)
Median: 17 (85%)
Mode: 18 (90%)
St Dev: 2.1
1. What is meant by multi-level
2. What are the difference between
federal and unitary systems of
3. What are the feat
Research and Writing in Political Science (1009) Marking Criteria for First Paper
The first paper is worth 20% of your final grade. It is due August 16 at 1600 (4pm). All
research essays should be uploaded using this Turnitin.
The papers will be evaluated
1. What are the separation of powers?
2. What are the main components of the
3. Does Australia have a separation of powers
system, and (if we do) how does it work?
Separation of Powers
JCMS 2002 Volume 40. Number 4. pp. 74365
Ironies of Sovereignty: The European Union and
the United States*
ROBERT O. KEOHANE
The concept of sovereignty can help us understand contemporary policy disagreements between Europe and th
Elections are the mechanism by which expressed
preferences of citizens in democratic states are
aggregated into a decision regarding who will
Elections provide the link between rulers
(politicians) and the ru
of Political Science
Contributors: Jens Bartelson
Editors: Bertrand Badie & Dirk Berg-Schlosser & Leonardo Morlino
Book Title: International Encyclopedia of Political Science
Chapter Title: "Sovereignty"
Pub. Date: 2
Public or Collective Good
An indivisible thing that is
supplied jointly to all potential
Pure Public Good
A thing that can be used by
one person without reducing
anyone elses utility