Authoritarianism and Populism Final Paper


Instructions: -Write a 6-10 page final paper. The final paper must include a research question, thesis statement, theoretical framework, (descriptive) evidence and a conclusion. – Your answers must be written in Times New Roman, 12-point, double-line spaced. Use margins of at least 2.5 cm (or 1 inch). -All papers must be fully referenced. You can select your preferred style (e.g., APA, MLA). B. Structure: 1)Introduction (1-2 pages):Present the problem you are interested in researching. You should also formulate your research question and thesis statement. 2)Theoretical Framework (2-3pages):What has been written on your topic? What does the theoretical/empirical evidence suggest? What trends can you identify in the academic literature? Remember, a robust theoretical framework is not a summary of what others have written, but a justification of why your research matters. 3)Descriptive Evidence (2-3pages): In this section you should present the evidence you have researched and link it to your thesis statement. There should be at least one paragraph that explains where you acquired your information from and why it is well suited for your paper. 4)Conclusion (1-2pages):A good conclusion achieves three objectives. First, it presents a coherent summary of your paper. Second, it answers whether or not the descriptive evidence supports your thesis statement. Third, it should open a discussion for future research. 5)Bibliography:Select your preferred style (e.g., APA, MLA). C. Tentative Research Questions: 1)What explains the rise of populism in country X? 2)Why has country X been resilient to the emergence of populism? 3)What definition of populism best applies to country X? 4)Has populism strengthened or weakened democracy in country X? 5)How does populism explain policy change in country X? 

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