G) Compare and contrast approaches to labour flexibility in any two countries. How do you account for the differences.
Use of appropriate conceptual/theoretical framework
Brief review of literature relating to topic
Brief descriptive sections outlining the main characteristics relevant to the topic in the respective countries
Identification of similarities and differences
Explanation of similarities and differences
Clarity of expression
Clarity of argument
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