Format and Details of Assignment: Each student is required to submit a Critical


Format and Details of Assignment:
Each student is required to submit a Critical Reading Review as a course requirement. These “critical reviews” should be 5-6 pages in length (12-point font double spaced). Please do not exceed the 6 page limit. You should briefly summarize the author’s arguments and then assess the reading. Like any essay, a reading review needs to have a thesis which you will argue or defend, using evidence from the text. However, the thesis of your review should not focus on whether you agree with the thesis of the author whom you are reviewing. Rather it needs to be your assessment of the text: how effective and persuasive it is, and how relevant it is to the topic.
You are not required to do any outside research for the Critical Review, although you may find that it helps you to situate the work under review within a broader literature. You can also draw on course readings to help provide context or illustrate your points. However, research is not necessary to do well and should be minimized. The article you are reviewing should be at the top of the first page of the review, not in a bibliography. Citations and a bibliography are required if you use any other sources, and you must document direct quotes/ideas taken from the piece under review.
Penalties for Late Assignments and Information regarding Submission of Work:
Essays submitted late but within two weeks of the due date will receive a penalty deduction of 5% per day (including weekends). Penalties may be waived only if detailed medical documentation is provided. Submit your review on the eclass site. Download the file using the submission link. Faxed or e-mailed essays will not be accepted.
List of articles for review (choose one):
(Articles are on the eclass site)
Fortna, Virginia Page. 2004. Does Peacekeeping Keep Peace? International Intervention and the Duration of Peace after Civil War. International Studies Quarterly 48, pp. 269–292.
Sassen, Saskia. 2002. “Women’s Burden: Counter-Geographies of Globalization and the Feminization of Survival”, Nordic Journal of International Law 71, pp. 255-274.
Power, Samantha. 2001. “Bystanders to Genocide: Why the United States Let the Rwandan Tragedy Happen”, The Atlantic Monthly, September, pp. 84-108.
Arat-Koc, Sedef. 2005. “The Disciplinary Boundaries of Canadian Identity After
September 11: Civilizational Identity, Multiculturalism, and the Challenge of
Anti-Imperialist Feminism” in Social Justice 32 no.4, pp. 32-49.
I HAVE ATTACHED THE READINGS MENTIONED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE CHOOSE ONE I HAVE ALSO ADDED SOME OF MY PROFESSORS LECTURE SLIDES TO GIVE YOU A BETTER IDEA OF THE COURSE AND THEREFORE THE TASK AT HAND


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