Paper #3 - Cooperation

Due October 27, 11:59 p.m. emailed to

Minimum 3 pages, double-spaced.

Assignment will be marked down for each day or fraction of a day late (that is, if you send it at midnight, it’s late). 

Students turning in papers containing plagiarism will fail the course.

In the coming decades, will there be more effective international cooperation to prevent pandemics? (A "pandemic" is a disease spread globally.)

Sources: Your paper should refer to at least one assigned course reading plus at least three articles from mainstream news sources (New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, BBC, Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, etc.). The news sources you use must have been published after January 1, 2019. There is no need to research more extensive background material from books, government documents, etc. 

Sources must be cited properly, using a consistent citation format (e.g. MLA, APA, or Chicago).

This assignment asks you to apply concepts from the course to a particular, real-world issue.  

Grades will be based on four things:
  • Writing. The paper must have a clear thesis, stated early. The rest of the paper should contain facts and logic that support the thesis, and should properly cite sources.
  • Analysis of cooperation. Under what conditions do countries cooperate with each other effectively?
  • Analysis of the origins of cooperation. Under what conditions do countries create systems of cooperation?
There is, of course, no one right answer to any of these questions; you will be graded on the thoughtfulness of your analysis. You should make a specific prediction in the paper, not advocate a particular policy. In other words, explain what countries will do, not what you think they should do.