Final Paper – Due Friday, June 12, 2015
India and China are two fascinating countries that are rapidly growing and changing. We can better understand these two very different countries by comparing and contrasting some of their key political systems, processes, and policies. Specifically, these two very large states provide illuminating country case studies for comparing and contrasting political systems, political cultures, and national interests.
Write a Final Paper comparing and contrasting the political systems, cultures, and national interests of India and China.
Students must address the following areas:
- Introduction and thesis.
- Compare and contrast the political systems:
- Discuss the similarities and differences between the legislative and executive institutions found in China and India.
- Compare and contrast the political cultures:
- Discuss the similarities and differences between the political attitudes, beliefs, and values found in China and India.
- Compare and contrast the national interests:
- Discuss the similarities and differences between the major national interests of China and India.
The paper must be 10 to 12 pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least six scholarly sources (at least two from the Ashford University Library) other than the course text to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
- Must be 10 to 12 double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Studentâ€™s name
- Course name and number
- Instructorâ€™s name
- Date submitted
- 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, including a minimum of two from the Ashford University Library.
- Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.