That is a comprehensive analysis (not a historical review) of an international negotiation that has already taken place or is currently taking place. 10 doublespaced pages. If you can’t keep the paper within these limits, get some outside editing assistance.
Guide for the student to do:
Cover page, table of contents, and references. [No need to do this part – I will do this once the paper is complete]
Guide for the expert:
The introduction will give an overview of the case, the negotiations and the theory or theories American University 4 you will use to analyze them. This is where you will explain the purpose of your study and foreshadow any conclusions you draw. (1 p.) The next part of the paper is a very brief historical review of the international political negotiation you are analyzing (not the conflict itself). This is the background history and domestic, regional and global political context of your paper, as appropriate. (2 pp.) The central part of your paper is your original analysis of the international negotiation you are studying. Apply the theoretical concepts and frameworks from the course to your case. This is “What, why and how” of the actual negotiations. Note key negotiation events, dates, timeframes, documents and agreements, implementation issues. Who proposed what? Who counterproposed? What turning points were experienced? (10 pp.) Conclude with policy-relevant recommendations that flow from your analysis. This should answer the question: “What are the lessons learned? What could or should the negotiators have done differently? How might similar cases be negotiated?” (3 pp.) Bibliography. Also essential, though not part of page count. Papers must be properly formatted, fully referenced and contain a complete bibliography of works actually consulted. 12 pt. fonts and 1” margins, double-spacing. All of these components must be in one single electronic file, not two or three documents.