Reaction Papers: This is an essay [3-4 double-spaced pages] written in response to a reading and its subsequent discussion in class. It must address a book read and discussion had between Weeks 4 and 8, inclusive.
I chose the book of Keohane – After Hegemony which is attached.
Dive deeper than just summaries of the arguments and wrestle with the implications of the claims. I am interested in seeing how you are thinking about the different claims we consider; your perspective is the important thing.
attached is the instruction of the paper
Reaction Papers:This is an essay [3-4 double-spaced pages] written in response to a reading and its subsequent discussion in class. It must address a book read and discussion had between Weeks 4 and 8, inclusive.
Reaction Papers: The purpose of these short essays is evinced in their name: students are to react to the material read and the seminar discussion held the previous week. The essays should not summarize either the material or the discussion; as they are turned in the week after we discuss the material, both you and I will be familiar with the work read and the discussion held. Rather than summarizing the material, you should use the 3-4 pages to develop and sustain an argument about the material and discussion. For example, perhaps you disagree with some portion of the work that we read and wish to build on or extend the points you or others made during the seminar. Or, perhaps you disagree with one of the conclusions reached in the seminar and wish to argue an alternative point. Or, perhaps you agree with everything that you read and heard, but wish to apply the insights to an aspect of or problem in international relations that we did not consider. Or, perhaps you wish to explore a connection between the primary book you consider and arguments we have examined earlier in the semester that might offer important insights about international political dynamics. There are an infinite number of ways in which you may choose to react to the material. There are no “right” or “wrong” reactions. Your essay will be assessed in terms of whether an argument is advanced and sustained as well as its logical coherence and persuasiveness. You may use external sources to bolster your claim if you feel they are necessary, but they are not required.