I NEED THE PAPER ( 05/18/2021 @8:00PM)
I attached the instruction in the link below. I have to choose one of the six research question presented on the file.
* Personally, I would like to focus my research on one of these questions:
1) Democracy, human rights and the rule of law: What are the main functions of the UN in support of strengthening the rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms?
2) Gender equality and democracy: What can the UN do to increase women’s political participation and representation?
3) What should the UN do to address the impact of the pandemic on democracy and human rights?
* This is a long project and I really need you to fallow all the instruction.
* Try to find the sources based on any of these three research question. Only one research question is needed. Please, focus the project on the srongest evidence that you find.
if you have any question feel free to send me a message
International Studies Program
The City College of New York
SENIOR SEMINAR, SPRING 2021
THE UNITED NATIONS AND DEMOCRACY BUILDING:
BRIDGING POLICY AND PRACTICE
Topic: Students are requested to produce a research paper on the role of the United
Nations in democracy building, by focusing on one of the main issues addressed during
the Seminar. Examples of possible topics include:
a) Democratic governance and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How may democratic processes and institution contribute to the achievement of the
Sustainable Development Goals?
b) Democracy, human rights and the rule of law: What are the main functions of the UN in support of strengthening the rule of law and respect for human rights and
c) Gender equality and democracy: What can the UN do to increase women’s political participation and representation?
d) Peace operations and peacebuilding: How can democratic processes support the UN’s objective of sustaining peace?
e) Strengthening civil society: What role can the UN play to protect the shrinking space for civic society engagement and action at the country level?
f) What should the UN do to address the impact of the pandemic on democracy and human rights?
The paper should provide a critical analysis of the chosen topic, based on the analysis of
the main challenges and opportunities for UN action. It can use a concrete example (a
project, an initiative or a country case study) in support of the argument.
Deadline: The final assignment should be sent to me by email by Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Parameters: The paper length will be approximately 14-15 pages (without including the
title page, abstract, or references page), double spaced, typed in size 12, Times New
Roman font, for a total of approximately 3500 words. There should be a cover sheet with
the title of the paper and the name of the student (name, title, class, date). After the cover
page, and before the body of the paper, there should be an abstract, i.e. a brief,
comprehensive summary of the paper, no longer than 150 words. References should be
listed on a separate page at the end of the paper. Margins should be no wider than 1”.
Pages should be numbered.
References: The paper should include a minimum of 5 references. The analysis should be
supported with a minimum of 3 scholarly sources (only one of which can be an assigned
course reading) and 2 primary sources. Appropriate sources include: (a) research articles
from scientific journals; (b) academic books; (c) primary sources, like UN reports, UN
resolutions or other UN official documents.
Format: The paper should follow one of the following formats: MLA, or APA. For
further information, please refer to: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
Structure: The paper should be articulated into three parts:
• Introduction: The introductory material should briefly summarize the main findings on the subject and the substance of the paper. If the sources disagree on
different perspectives on the subject, the introduction should point out the areas of
disagreement. The thesis proposed by the paper should come at the end of the
introductory material, stated in the form of a sentence or two. It should not be
stated in the form of a question; it should rather be a brief statement that points
out the major issues about this topic that the student discovered through the
• Body of Paper: Use subheadings, where appropriate, to separate different aspects of the paper which support the thesis. This section of the paper should provide
evidence in support of the thesis, in a logical, fully developed manner. For each
new topic which supports the overall thesis, provide a topic sentence or two which
would be, in effect, the thesis for that sub-topic. In case no subheadings are used,
the student should provide transition sentences to move readers from one
paragraph to the next. The research paper should synthesize the information
gained from sources and organize them into a well ordered discourse, using the
sources as evidence to support key points.
• Conclusion: The conclusion should make some “wrap up” statements about what the student learned about the chosen topic and the possible impact of the paper’s
findings on key multilateral actors and their policies. It should also address any
issues that may still not be resolved for the student.
Grading: Criteria for grading will be:
• Depth of thought: 30% o Provided own conclusions and thoughts o Critical analysis of research o Provide future directions
• Clarity: 20% o Written in clear and understandable language o Logical order o Provides connections among papers o Succinct and concise language o Technical aspect (such as spelling, punctuation, correct quotations,https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
• MLA/APA style / other requirements: 10% o Includes section headers o Referencing within paper o Reference page at end (with all references from paper)