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What is noteworthy?

BOOK REVIEW ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS OVERVIEW Like the Issue Analysis Paper, the Book Review is a tool to assist you in honing your analytical and writing skills as you interact with international law and policy. This week you will consider the concepts, ideas, and themes in a book written on the dawn of a new century. Like the Issue Analysis Paper, please consider major groups involved in the policies and ideas presented, laws and/or policies that came into being as a result of this book, the benefits or challenges of involvement by international organizations, and how a biblical worldview can be applied to understanding the outcome of the issue. The critical analysis and application you apply to this paper will be vital experience as you prepare to write your final briefing paper. INSTRUCTIONS You will write a book review on Our Global Neighborhood by the Commission on Global Governance. Your Book Review must include 3 sections: Summary, Critique and Application. Your summary must recap the main theme of the book and answer the following questions: What is the overall perspective, purpose, or argument of the book? If the author wanted you to get one idea from the book, what would it be? Your critique must present your evaluation of the book’s strengths and weaknesses. You can offer agreement or disagreement and identify where you find the work exemplary or deficient in its knowledge, judgments, or organization. Provide concrete evidence for your assertions. Support judgments with references from the textbook reading in this course. Be sure that your evaluation is balanced, respectful, and fair. Control the tone of your critique. Your critique must answer the following questions: What is noteworthy? What has the book accomplished? In what ways is the book effective or persuasive? Challenge assumptions, approaches, or arguments made by the author. Does the argument make sense? Your application must demonstrate how the book has enhanced your understanding of current public policy issues. You will briefly assess a current public policy issue in current events considering the economic theories presented in this material. You must also introduce new ideas that go beyond the book if they complement ideas you have gleaned from reading the book. Do not summarize or critique the chapters chronologically. Consider the book as a whole. Avoid excessive quotations. State the authors’ viewpoints in your own words and give specific page references when paraphrasing. Be sure to review the Book Review Grading Rubric before starting this assignment. Items to include are outlined as follows: ? Length of assignment: 5-7 pages o The following are required but do not count toward the overall length requirement: title page and reference section. ? Format of assignment: Current Turabian Format ? Number of citations: As many as necessary to support assertions. ? Acceptable sources: Scholarly articles, empirical journals, and assigned course readings published in the last 20 years PPOL 650 Page 2 of 2 Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.

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Identify security, safety, and health risks facing international civilian police

Research Question: Identify security, safety, and health risks facing international civilian police and apply strategies for overcoming these risks in a case study involving a UN peace operation.
This assignment helps you achieve our second course objective (CO-2): Apply strategies for overcoming security, safety, and health risks facing international civilian police.
Formatting Requirements: 3 page paper in Arial or Times New Roman font, with sentencing double-spaced.
Research Requirements: Support your analysis with real world examples and research from at least three sources. At least one of these sources should be a scholarly book, paper, or journal article. As in Week 3, bring in the conceptual and theoretical ideas from your course readings and then research current case studies.
Citation Requirements: Credit all sources in text with parenthetical citations. Include full citations to all sources quoted or summarized in the paper, following Chicago 17th Author-Date parenthetical citation/reference list style of citation, in a Reference List at the end of your paper.

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International Studies

How has this led to the idea of “transnational justice”?

essay assignment of 2 questions, 3 pages each, to test knowledge. The exclusive use of references is mandatory.
Please follow all directions below.
Question 1: In what ways has the international community’s concern with human rights evolved since 1945? How has this led to the idea of “transnational justice”?
Question 2: In your view, are economic, political, social, or cultural rights more critical for the pursuit of transnational justice?
Both answers should rely only on the references for substantiation of arguments. Please do not go to the internet to “search” for answers, but create your own argumentation and support it with readings and materials from the class.
References:
https://2017-2021.state.gov/u-s-policy-on-the-international-criminal-court-remains-unchanged/index.html
https://digitalcommons.osgoode.yorku.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1758&context=scholarly_works
https://www.legalaffairs.org/issues/July-August-2004/feature_posner_julaug04.msp
https://www.jstor.org/stable/4092717?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Globalizing Justice : Critical Perspectives on Transnational Law and the Cross-Border Migration of Legal Norms By: Donald W. Jackson, , Michael C. Tolley, , and Mary L. Volcansek
The Costs of International Justice
By: David Wippman

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What does the accomplishment of this goal mean for the future of IGO/NGO cooperation and the greater good of the global community?

You are a highly motivated intern at USAID who has been tasked with giving a briefing to your team on a particular UN Sustainable Development Goal. Step 1: Review the UN UN Sustainable Development Goals website http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ and report. Step 2: Choose one of the Sustainable Development goals that most interests you. Step 3: Give a brief summary of the goal. Step 4: Research the current status of that goal using the UN website, scholarly journals, and other IGO/NGO sources of reference. Submit an outline of your briefing, and the sources you draw on, in a word document. Step 5: Present an overview of the current status of that goal. Include the portions of the goal that have been met, what actors are involved and be sure to explain how. Step 6: What does the accomplishment of this goal mean for the future of IGO/NGO cooperation and the greater good of the global community?

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What role do you see for human rights going forward?

In 3 pages, evaluate the role human rights have played in international relations. What role do you see for human rights going forward? Incorporate the course-assigned texts for weeks 1-4 only. No additional resources are needed. I want to see how well you can demonstrate what you have learned in the first part of our class. The assignment should be three double-spaced pages. Please remember to cite your sources in Chicago/ Turabian (parenthetical in-text citations) and write a reference list at the end of your work. General Instructions for Assignments and Rubrics All assignments should be written in Word and uploaded as attachments within the Assignments section of the classroom. Use 12 pt. font and double-space your paper. Be sure to put your name and class information on the document and put your name on the file. Insert page numbers. Assignments will be graded using the following grading rubric. https://www.un.org/en/about-us/un-charter/chapter-1

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International Studies

Identify an International Company that is expanding their business in an international market.

Identify an International Company that is expanding their business in an international market. These companies will be identified from watching the BBC News (Channel 100), Bloomberg (Channel 33), or reading the New York Times, Washington Post, or the Financial Times or other international papers/magazines which provides daily information on businesses that are growing internationally. You are responsible for putting together a two-page summary which outlines, why this company is expanding into the market. Then identify some of the major risk factors that they may be up against that when they are encountering as they work to expand this operation within this host country. You will need to identify 4-5 key points/areas in which you should be able to elaborate which supports your position. Each key point/area should be a well-defined paragraph of 6-8 sentences which support your position.

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In what ways can a lack of social and cultural awareness compromise a mission?

Essay question: Examine why social and cultural awareness are important for international civilian police working in UN peace operations. In what ways can a lack of social and cultural awareness compromise a mission? This assignment helps you achieve our fourth course objective (CO-4): Examine social and cultural awareness within international civilian police working in UN peace operations. Formatting Requirements: 3 page paper in Arial or Times New Roman font, with sentencing double-spaced. Source Requirements: Support your analysis with real world examples and research from at least four sources. At least one of these sources should be a scholarly book, paper, or journal article. Use only our course materials to provide the conceptual basis to your answer. Do not “google answer” the question but rely on classroom sources with only real-world examples drawn for outside. Citation Requirements: Credit all sources in text with parenthetical citations. Include full citations to all sources quoted or summarized in the paper, following Chicago 17th Author-Date parenthetical citation/reference list style of citation, in a Reference List at the end of your paper.

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Why is it important to take a multi-faceted, multi-level approach to addressing human security problems?

For this final assignment, students will choose from a number of case studies uploaded into the Lesson for Week 7 and write a four to five page paper relevant to this case study. Options for case studies include: Lake Victoria Region, Liberia, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Rwanda, Chiapas, and Gaza. In this paper, students will choose a human security problem from their selected case study and complete a mapping (in either outline or diagram form) of a human security problem, to include economic, political, environmental, and social factors at the individual, group, national, regional, international, and global levels (as outlined in the assignment sheet). This mapping can be made in diagram or outline form and should be no longer than 2 pages. I have uploaded two diagrams to this assignment sheet to assist you with this mapping. Please ensure your mapping identifies factors/conditions unique to each level of analysis (in other words, don’t simply repeat the same condition across several levels of analysis). The remaining 2-3 pages of your paper should include an introductory paragraph which briefly summarizes your case study, followed by an analysis relevant to the following questions: 1. How do economic, political, environmental, and social factors contribute to this human security problem? 2. How does this human security problem compound economic, political, environmental, and social issues? 3. What new human security issues have or are likely to result (if any)? 4. Why is it important to take a multi-faceted, multi-level approach to addressing human security problems? Students are expected to conduct some research in support of their analysis. Don’t forget to wrap up your conclusions in a closing paragraph. Papers should be formatted pursuant to Chicago Style. Please include section headings so you and I can both easily see where you answered each question posed by the assignment. Students should include in-text citations and a list of sources.

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We will use the conflict in Panama over the building of Hydroelectric dams on Ng

We will use the conflict in Panama over the building of Hydroelectric dams on Ngabe Bugle lands, since it is recent, widely reported, and involved a complex interaction of major actors. . To familiarize yourself with the background and humanitarian needs created by this disaster, I recommend you follow the following steps: Your assignment will be to assume a role as a representative of the Panamanian Government, United Nations Official or transnational NGO, a leader of the ngabe bugle, OAS official, a United States Representative and offer a position paper (4-5 pages) on the following points: 1. The historical facts of the crisis 2. The gap between the positions held by the major parties. 3. The impact of continued conflict or resolution 4. A recommendation

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What is genocide?

What is genocide? Can we call events in the Darfur genocide? Why, why not? What arguments are there for both calling it genocide and for not using that word? What do the approaches to genocide in Bosnia and Rwanda tell us about genocidal politics?