Research Paper: Annotated Bibliography Assignment

RESEARCH PAPER: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
OVERVIEW
An annotated bibliography is a tool often used by researchers to record their findings of
important scholarly work related to their own research question. It is a listing of written work
with each entry followed by a brief paragraph summarizing the content and purpose of the work,
discussing its relevance to the topic, highlighting unique aspects of the work and describing the
works strengths, weaknesses and biases. Summaries may also include quotations or data from the
work, properly cited, in the researcher’s own writing. You will develop your own annotated
bibliography to jumpstart your research into the trait you selected in your Research Paper:
Topic Brief Assignment for your Research Paper: Final Assignment. You will use the
sources/information you record in your annotated bibliography as you develop your paper.
INSTRUCTIONS
 Length of assignment: Eight (8) references with annotations of one paragraph or more
each, plus a title page. Include the three (3) references from your Topic Brief in the
count. 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and 1” margins.
 Format of assignment: Current APA
 Number of citations: Eight (8)
 Acceptable sources: Textbooks, links to assigned reading and study materials, published
journal articles, and website articles.

Writer’s Choice

Write a 2-page essay MINIMUM (double-spaced 12 font, 1-inch margins) for EACH of the TWO (2) prompts listed below. Again, this is the “C” level work. For a grade of “A” or “B” you will need
to show mastery of the reading and provide several examples to support your points. Use your textbook (I provide chapters for you, and any other sources which you use to help form your
essay). Please turn-in your responses to BOTH questions in ONE-word document. Turn-in double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12
font.
1) Discuss the role the media plays in our political process. Provide evidence that there is a “liberal” media bias in the United States and give examples to support this conclusion. What are the types of media and which are the most influential and why? Explain the role talk radio has played in balancing
out media bias. Finally, provide the framework which the media uses to influence our opinion (ex. Filtering, slant, priming, framing, etc.). Discuss these concepts and explain the power they represent in influencing public opinion. (Chapter 7)
2) Explain why interest groups have had a profound impact on politics in the United States. Provide examples of the various interest groups and provide data to support their impact in supporting either Republican or Democratic candidates. Discuss the strategies (both inside and outside) that interest groups use in attempting to influence law makers in creating public policy. (Chapter 10)
Remember, you need to demonstrate you read the chapters in the book. Please provide in-text citation of the specific pages you used to get your information. You are also welcome (in addition to) use outside sources, but you will be graded on the evidence of your reading of the textbook and your overall analysis.
BOOK:
American Politics Today 7th essentials edition (Norton ebook reader)

Writer’s Choice

I need help revising my thesis based on my research question of to what extent gun control laws in California affect gun control violence and gun ownership. I also need you to put all my sources and summary into an annotated bibliography and put my revised thesis in there. all of these need to be in Chicago-style format.

Rt 2 Topic Fix

Base on the comments, plz fix that
Your topic is the “global effects of democracy on corporate governance,” and your research question is, “how do corporations maintain democracy as a social obligation in light of changing attitudes toward democracy and authoritarianism in modern global societies”?
It’s not quite clear what your thesis will be. However, it appears that your argument will be that corporations have a social responsibility to be responsive to changes in “social and democratic norms” and “new realities due to globalization.” And you seem to believe that new corporate social responsibility guidelines are needed to bolster democracy as it becomes increasingly threatened globally.
This is a very big topic, and you will need to think carefully about how you will approach it. What bodies of research and scholarship will you draw upon? Will you focus on the corporate social responsibility policies of certain companies? Will you take a case study approach?
For your literature review, you’ll want to look at scholars who support CSR but also those who question it. For example, some scholars argue that the principal responsibility of corporations should simply be return on investment to shareholders.
When people write about CSR, they typically have in mind a corporation’s responsibility on matters of social justice or environmental sustainability. What makes your topic somewhat different is that you will be evaluating CSR policies in terms of a corporation’s role in upholding democratic norms.

Government Response to Hurricane Katrina

Purpose
This assignment is intended to help you learn to do the following:
Examine how federalism affects government and nonprofit organizations.
Analyze the interaction between national, state, and local governments.
Reflect on federalism and its practical impact.
Overview
For this assignment you will respond to some questions about how national, state, and local governments responded in New Orleans, Louisiana after it was hit by Hurricane Katrina on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 8 am. As you respond to these questions, keep in mind the concepts you have learned in your required reading about federalism and intergovernmental relations and how these affect the Red Cross.
Action Items
Complete required reading, including:
WGBH Educational Foundation. Gaviria, M. & Smith, M. Producers. (2005). Frontline: The storm, “Chapter 1: Chaos and tragedy” (Links to an external site.) . Retrieved from video.pbs.org/video/1555897742
Derthick, M. (2007). “Where federalism didn’t fail”. Public Administration Review December Supplement (67)1s, p. 36-44 only. “Where Federalism Didn’t Fail” (Links to an external site.). Public Administration Review December Special Issue (67) s1, p. 36-44 only.
Optional Readings:
“Debunking the myths of Hurricane Katrina” (Links to an external site.). (2006, February 15). In Popular Mechanics – PDF Version attached
U.S. House of Representatives (2006). Executive Summary from A failure of initiative: Final report of the select bipartisan committee to investigate the preparation for and response to Hurricane Katrina, U.S. House of Representatives, p. 1-6 only – Provides a summary analysis of the government response to Katrina. _ attached as a PDF
Write a 2-3 paragraph response to each of the questions listed below. You are not expected to write a scholarly paper. However, if you refer to information you gained from your required (or optional) reading, you are expected to include citations that follow APA guidelines. Your submission also needs to have a cover-page, headers, page numbers, and 12-point font in accordance with APA formatting guidelines (Links to an external site.).
What role did each level of government (local, state, national) play in response to Hurricane Katrina? Which level was most responsible for the failure to effectively respond? Which level responded most effectively? Explain your answer and support it with citations from the required reading and video.
How did the federal structure contribute to the failure to effectively respond, if at all? Did the system provide any advantages in the response? What does this tell you about the strengths and weaknesses of a federalist system? Explain your answer and support it with citations from the required reading.
Would the response have been more effective if the U.S. had had a unitary system or if we were a confederation? (See figure 4.1). How important is the system of government versus the people working in the system? Explain your answer and support it with citations from the required reading.
Figure 4.1: Comparing and Contrasting Systems
Adapted from: Scott, G.M. (Ed.). Choices: a customized political science reader. (2013). Boston. Pearson Longman Educators.

2016 United States Presidental Election

Locate an article that covered the 2016 presidential election. Look for evidence in the article for priming, framing, and slant. Make sure to include in your assignment:
Name of the article and its author
Is the article made by a public or private entity?
Who is the author trying to reach (audience)?
Are they playing more to one specific ideology and if so, what ideology is it?
Looking at the article as a whole, and based on what you have found in your analysis, do you believe that this article is a credible source? Why?

Is Government Ownership Characterized By? Would Private Ownership Be Characterized by?

Please show all work for this assignment and explain all your work.
The 2000 Libertarian Party96Platform asserts “Government interference in transportation is characterized by monopolistic restriction, corruption and gross inefficiency. We therefore call for the dissolution of all government agencies concerned with transportation … We call for the privatization of …, public roads, and the national highway system …”
Is Government Ownership Characterized By?
• Monopolistic Restriction
• Corruption
• Gross Inefficiency
Would Private Ownership Be Characterized by?
• Monopolies
• Corruption
• Gross Inefficiency?
All papers need an introduction explaining what you are doing, then for a problem or calculation based question, explain the steps you are performing to get the answer and then write a short conclusion, explaining what you did, length of paper 3 pages, excluding title and reference pages. Please upload a Word document using APA 7th edition format for this assignment. See the APA 7th edition Formatting and Style Guide here. Where applicable, you must show your derivations, analysis and how you obtained the responses/answers. Use title page, in-text citations, references, appropriate font size, and double spaces per APA where appropriate. The assignment will be graded for content, APA formatting, met deadlines for submission. See the following rubric below.

Legislative Critique/Compare and Contrast

For this assignment, you are to conduct a graduate level Legislative Critique/Compare and Contrast include the Maritime Transportation Security Act 2002 and the S.A.F.E. Port Act of 2006.
. To do this critique, perform the following steps:
1. Obtain a copy of the piece of legislation to be examined (MTSA and S.A.F.E. Port Act of 2006).
2. Collect and analyze news media reports on the legislation.
3. Collect and analyze any other critiques of the legislation. (i.e. Think tanks, academics, etc.)
4. Collect and analyze available witness testimony with regard to the legislation.
To compose a legislative critique, students should compose an analysis based upon the following points:
• Provide a brief legislative history of the Bills. (No more than 500 words)
• Determine if the Bills focus was introduced in the past under a different name and/or format. If so, evaluate why the legislation was discarded.
• Summarize the main points of each bill in your own words (but supported by citation as appropriate)
• Evaluate and categorize the strengths and weaknesses of the individual legislation, then compared against each other. This is compare and contrast or comparative analysis….. See this reference: https://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/how-write-comparative-analysis
• Conclude with a final assessment of both pieces of legislation including SPECIFIC recommendations that could be considered to enhance the security framework that has been established. These recommendations need to be as specific as possible JUSTIFY why you believe this should be considered.
Technical Requirements
• Your paper must be at a minimum of 4-6 pages (the Title and Reference pages do not count towards the minimum limit).
• Scholarly and credible references should be used.
• Provide 5-8 quality references as support.
• Type in Times New Roman, 12 point and double space.
• Students will follow the current APA Style as the sole citation and reference style used in written work submitted as part of coursework.
• Points will be deducted for the use of Wikipedia or encyclopedic-type sources. It is highly advised to utilize books, peer-reviewed journals, articles, archived documents, etc.
• All submissions will be graded using the assignment rubric.

RT2 Topic Statement

1. Please write a research paper statement for rt2 based on my rt1 paper and the general direction of rt2 that I discussed with my supervisor. “in RT 2, I should extend and write an article about corporate democracy and how companies should undertake social responsibilities or work with them. A research paper on the duty of democratic norms that dovetail, and perhaps how this democracy works on a global scale.”
2. Please determine the subject of rt2 and write according to my general research direction.
3. If you accept the subject confirmation of this rt2, I will work with you to complete this 30-page rt2 thesis this semester.
4. Note the syntax and citations.
5. This is the teacher’s request and template suggestion: Please attach your topic / research question / thesis statement assignment here. It should be about one paragraph in length, and it is due on September 6. You should begin by describing your topic (i.e., your area of ​​research), followed by a descriiption of your research question. Your research question should be formulated in such a way that it identifies a political problem that you will address in your paper. You should also describe what you believe your argument or claim will be — that is, state your thesis. (NB: Your research question and thesis may change during the semester, but I need to see where you are going at this stage in the process.)
Wayne Booth, in his book The Craft of Research, provides a template for the research question. As he explains, a research question can be formulated as follows: ‘I’m working on X, because I want to find out about Y, so that we can better understand Z.’ In this template, X stands for your topic, Y for your research question, and Z for the intellectual significance of your question. If you use this template, please be sure to describe your thesis as well.

RT2 Topic Statement

1. Please write a research paper statement for rt2 based on my rt1 paper and the general direction of rt2 that I discussed with my supervisor. “in RT 2, I should extend and write an article about corporate democracy and how companies should undertake social responsibilities or work with them. A research paper on the duty of democratic norms that dovetail, and perhaps how this democracy works on a global scale.”
2. Please determine the subject of rt2 and write according to my general research direction.
3. If you accept the subject confirmation of this rt2, I will work with you to complete this 30-page rt2 thesis this semester.
4. Note the syntax and citations.
5. This is the teacher’s request and template suggestion: Please attach your topic / research question / thesis statement assignment here. It should be about one paragraph in length, and it is due on September 6. You should begin by describing your topic (i.e., your area of ​​research), followed by a descriiption of your research question. Your research question should be formulated in such a way that it identifies a political problem that you will address in your paper. You should also describe what you believe your argument or claim will be — that is, state your thesis. (NB: Your research question and thesis may change during the semester, but I need to see where you are going at this stage in the process.)
Wayne Booth, in his book The Craft of Research, provides a template for the research question. As he explains, a research question can be formulated as follows: ‘I’m working on X, because I want to find out about Y, so that we can better understand Z.’ In this template, X stands for your topic, Y for your research question, and Z for the intellectual significance of your question. If you use this template, please be sure to describe your thesis as well.