Oes the EU have negative impacts on small states in the EU? Does it fringe them? The divide between the north and the south.

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Does the EU have negative impacts on small states in the EU? Does it fringe them? The divide between the north and the south.
Structural power (politics a voting power)
Economics (Looks at the HOW does the eu affect negative)
Cultural differences (example: the North Vs. the South)
Approach the research paper with costs and benefits concerning thea¦
WHY: Explain why the EU integration happened and why there is a divide (and explain mostly why but also how did the divide happen).
why the eu affects small economies and explain with arguments (along with strengths and weaknesses) and categorize according to any commonalities. How does it affect small states differently than larger ones before you proceed to the why (professors note: most Whyswould offer the How”)

Half of the paper is based on previous theory (that already exists on the matter a literature review)
Past theory: Strengths and Weaknesses
Present evidents to support the argument a which of the three structural, economic or cultural aspect has more importance on the matter.
Give solid intro to the topic (what do you want to prove with this research how does it contribute to already knowledge) and conclusion (include recommendations and possible future research on the topic).





Syllabus: [I have included what the syllabus writes bellow a you are mostly concerned with the notes on the FINAL PAPER a I will attach and send to you my proposal and my first draft although with time the final paper has taken a different approach to the topic, on the first draft I wanted to use Cyprus as a case study but the paper is no longer connected with Cyprus]

THE RESEARCH PAPER
The proposal will be 1-2 pages long. For this assignment I expect you to do the following: What is your topic and why is it important? What is your research question and what is your argument? What is your argumentas place in the literature and how does it refute/complement/add to it. What are the major sources associated with this literature? Provide a small list of sources you plan to use.
A first draft of your final paper (Hardcopy in class, and online under blackboard assignments). a?Your First Draft should be much more than a simple draft and is expected to be as complete and polished as you can make it. Your work will be evaluated and returned to you with comments and suggestions. It should be 7-10 pages long typewritten (12p times new roman), doublespaced, with 1 inch margins. All elements of the final paper (as outlined below) should be present in the first draft! It should have no less than 5 references (1 maximum web based). a?

Final research paper. You must submit your papers electronically through Blackboardas Turnitin.com

Your paper should be approximately 20 pages long, typewritten (12p times new roman), a?double-spaced, with 1 inch margins (ALL AROUND). a?
Your bibliography should contain at least 7 references (2 maximum web-based)[I gave you 20 on the order details but you can do as many as see fit for a 20 page research paper], half of which should be from scholarly journals and books. Abstracts of articles are provided in political, economic, and social science indices such as the Social Sciences Citation Index, Public Affairs Information Service, and the International Political Science Abstracts. If you are unsure of how to construct a bibliography and/or utilize internal notes, you should consult the Style Manual for Political Science.

a?The paper should examine one particular issue in International Affairs (this can be a particular organizational issue, or political problem that affects states and people). It should apply the various course themes and readings to the definition, explanation, and/or solution of the issue. a?

The paper may be written to a decision maker (perhaps the Head of State, the executive of an IGO or NGO, a corporationas CEO, etc), and may take the form of a problem-solution analysis.

For your paper you should:
1. Come up with a question you want to answer. Try to word this question as clearly and succinctly as possible, i.e. within only a few sentences. The goal is to define your question fairly narrowly and precisely. a?
2. Present a literature review: What have other scholars said about this question? How have they answered it? You might show that there have been two divergent sets of responses to your question. Or you might argue that scholars have generally provided one particular answer to the question but that their findings are an artifact of a particular type of research design; if the question were asked differently, a different answer might emerge. Either you want to settle a debate where findings have been mixed or inconsistent by looking at new evidence, or you want to shed light on the question by asking it in a different (and better) way than previous scholars have done. Or you can say that very little work has been done at all on your question, which is nevertheless an important question (here you should provide a justification for why it is important in this case). a?
3. Present the evidence and arguments to support the thesis. Be sure to make sound arguments that are supported by credible literature or by refuting counter-arguments. Whatever you do, you must refute counter-arguments to present a credible argument.
4. Provide a conclusion along with a discussion of any future problems/implications you anticipate with your solution to the problem or your new way of looking at the problem.


Pick one style of citation (e.g. APA, MLA, Chicago) and follow it throughout your paper. Follow the style when it comes to references inside the text or in footnotes, as well as for the bibliography. Long quotations are unacceptable and you should pay attention to the structure of your paper: it should be well written; ie with proper spelling and grammar, well-structured sentences and paragraphs, good transition between paragraphs. Any form of plagiarism, copying, using unauthorized notes or unauthorized collaboration, will immediately receive a a?Fa? for that work and will be reported to college and campus authorities.

Plagiarism
You are plagiarizing if you do the following:
1) Incomplete paraphrasing. If you use substantive words, phrases, or rhetorical structures from your source without documentation, you are plagiarizing. Whether you ”kidnapone or two words or a whole page, you are plagiarizing.
2) Missing citation. If you use any ideas that are clearly NOT common knowledge without citing your source, you are plagiarizing. It does not matter whether youve expressed the ideas in your own language.
3) Copying. If you simply copy from any source without quotation marks or attribution, you are plagiarizing.
Among the practices which constitute plagiarism are: using in their entirety or even in part recycled papers or papers from another course or teacher or papers written by someone else, either by a student or a person publishing a paper in an academic journal or book.

Formatting and other expectations appear below, and papers failing to meet them will lose points.
Papers must have a separate cover page with your name, the paper title, course number, and date; this is the only place where your name should appear. DO NOT use headers/footers with your name in them.
The paperas pages must be numbered
No Foot/endnotes, use in text citation.
Bibliography, charts, appendices, etc., do not count against the page limit. a?
You must use Headings/Titles/Subtitles to delineate different sections of your papers
Gross failure to proofread and correct obvious errors
Persistent grammar and similar errors:
Failure to submit an acceptable bibliography with the proposalYou must have a separate bibliography section with the final paper
A paper that relies primarily on basic reference sources (Wikipedia, CIA World a?Factbook, Encyclopedia Britannica, et