India and China provide two fascinating country case studies for comparing political systems, political cultures, economic growth and the future of the world’s two largest populations. Write a research paper comparing the systems, process and policy of these two countries and hypothesizing the future of each political system.
Students must address and compare the following areas:
Political System- to include the political environment, political structure and its functions.
Political Culture- to include system, process and policy levels to include how political socialization occurs in each country and what are the key agents for socialization in each.
Interest Articulation & Aggregation- describe how this occurs in each country.
Compare how public policy is crafted in these two countries
In conclusion, students will hypothesize the direction in which they believe each country will head in the future. Will these countries become more or less democratic? How will their political cultures change with increased economic prosperity? How might interest aggregation and public policy creation change in the future?
Restrict you sources to major newspapers, magazines, news outlets, and professional journals.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be 10 to 12 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least six scholarly resources,
Must document all sources in APA style,
Reference page and title does not count towards total pages.
Text that can be used is,
Powell Jr., G. B., Dalton, R. J., and Strom, K. (2012) Comparative politics today: A world view. (10th ed.) New York: Pearson Longman.