The Essay Prompt topic: “The general lack of democratic governance in the modern Middle East has been mostly blamed on the structure of the economies of the region. Do you agree with that view? Discuss why or why not? “
The paper should be double space, a minimum of 4-5 pages and a maximum of 5 pages long. Students are expected to use at least a total of 5 academic references (reference journal articles or books) in their papers. The paper will be graded based on 5 criteria: content, language/clarity, references, organization and completeness. Late papers will not be accepted unless accompanied by a documented excuse.
Five sources must be included and one of them HAS TO BE: Mark Gasiorowski (editor), The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa, 7th Edition, Westview Press, 2014.