Ow effectively do social cleavages explain the nature of party systems in THREE different countries

Marking criteria:

Task Fulfilment: demonstrates a high level of understanding of the task/question and addresses it clearly, avoiding irrelevance.

Knowledge and understanding: shows a good understanding of the topic in both breadth and depth. Covers expected/basic issues confidently and may go beyond these to tackle other issues.

Argument, analysis and discussion: presents a coherent case that shows ability to evaluate arguments, assumptions and concepts. Good use of empirical and/or theoretical material as examples/illustrations. Shows evidence of ability to think independently.

Structure, communication and presentation: material is ordered coherently with evidence of planning. Writing style is clear. Ideas are communicated effectively. Work is neatly presented.

Use of sources: evidence of consultation and understanding of an appropriate range of sources. Full, accurate and consistent referencing.

Also you should include a 100-word abstract (in addition to the 2000 words). This should outline the structure, main argument and conclusion of the essay.

In addition, please make sure that you were using at least 8 academic sources (internet pages and websites are not academic sources) and they all acknowledged and well referenced according to Harvard system.