Reading: Robert Cox, “Social Forces, States, and World Orders: Beyond International Relations Theory” in Neorealism and Its Critics eds. Robert Keohane, 204-254 Immanuel Wallerstein, World Systems Analysis: An Introduction, 1-22
The review paper is a short 2 page paper that engages at length a single reading from the class. The purpose of the review is not only to summarize the text, but to discuss a problem or argument that engages the text. This requires assuming your reader has a full knowledge of the material, concisely describing an article’s argument, and briefly explaining a counterpoint or observation. The grading of the review is based on the clarity with which you describe a text’s core argument and your ability to articulate an evidenced or well-thought out problem or question.