12-15 page research design proposal on a topic relevant to the discipline of either political science or international affairs. For our purposes, the paper will serve as a systematic plan for an original academic research project. Data collection and analysis are not expected but you will be required to devise a study for which data could be plausibly collected and analyzed. Discuss and critique existing research relating to topic area. The literature review serves the dual purposes of positioning your research question in relation to established reference points while also establishing the originality of its scholarly contribution. Be sure to include only those primary and secondary sources that are relevant to your research question. Literature reviews must include at least ten references, most which come from academic journals and books. Full texts of articles are available via www.jstor.org and other database archives in Galileo.