Minimum number of refernce is 15 but please focus on books rather than internet articles or journals.
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This is 50% of the overall assessment so please write as you would do your own work.
- Major Essay Topic Question:
has proved the most successful ideology?.
Do you agree? Discuss.
- Some suggested readings:
?Ball, A.R. & B. Guy Peters, 2000, Modern Politics and Government, 6th edition, Macmillan: London.
?Barry, N. 2000, An Introduction to Modern Political Theory, 4th edition, Macmillan: Basingstoke.
?Giddens, A. The Third Way: the Renewal of Social Democracy, Polity Press: Cambridge.
?Held, D. 1991, Political Theory Today, Polity: Cambridge.
?Held, D. 1996, Models of Democracy 2nd edition, Polity Press: Oxford.
?Heywood, A. 1999, Political Theory: An Introduction, Macmillan: New York.
?Heywood, A. 1998, Political Ideologies: An Introduction, 2nd edition, Palgrave: Houndmills.
?Heywood, A. 2000, Key Concepts in Politics, Palgrave: Houndmills.
?Jaensch, D. 1996, The Australian Politics Guide, Macmillan: South Melbourne.
?Leach, R. 1993, Political Ideologies: An Australian Introduction 2nd edition, Macmillan: Melbourne.
?McLellan, D. 1995, Ideology, Open University Press: Buckingham.
?The Journal of Political Ideologies ? available electronically
- Important Essay Information
1. The essays ask you to develop an argument ? that is, an informed and well-supported point of view in response to the question. While there will be some description of key views on politics, you will need to go beyond description to develop your own informed viewpoint, based on assessment of the evidence and valid reasoning.
2.There is no right or wrong argument, just poorly supported, poorly referenced or unsupported arguments; and/or inconsistent or contradictory arguments. Your argument is weakened if it is not well supported by reference to relevant points drawn from authoritative sources, and if it makes sweeping and unsupported claims and generalisations.
3. You thus need to be careful of the references and sources you use. Authoritative academic sources are always preferred. Begin with your textbook, the recommended readings listed in your textbook, and the recommended readings listed in your course guide. A list of suggested readings for both the minor and major essay has already been provided.
4. You should read and refer to a minimum of 15 sources (including textbook) for your major one.
5. Ensure your essay is a well edited & well-presented final (not first) draft:
? use 1? -2 line spacing;
? leave a wider left margin for comments;
? ensure pages are numbered;
? provide a cover sheet that includes your name, the title of the essay and the word count (this is additional to the GFLS cover sheet); and
? use a consistent and accurate referencing style ? the university prefers the Harvard system ? and provide a reference list at the end.
6. When plagiarism is detected a mark of zero will be awarded and the students may be subject to further academic penalties. Plagiarism includes word for word copying from another source without an appropriate reference, using another person?s ideas without acknowledgment, or submitting work which has been produced by someone else.
Any plagiarized or dishonest assignments will be dealt with under the rules applying in the Policy in Academic Misconduct on the Griffith University website. A dishonest assignment includes:
? copying or attempting to copy the work of other students
? using or attempting to use information prohibited from use in the form of assessment
? submitting the work of another as your own
? plagiarism: that is, taking and using ideas and material of others and presenting them as your own. This includes web sources.
Students are advised that we take plagiarism very seriously and that it can lead to very serious outcomes. To avoid any charge of academic misconduct it is important that you use the appropriate techniques when making reference to other sources.
- To maximize your essay mark overall, ensure that:
? your material is focused and directly addresses the essay question;
? the essay includes a clear introduction and a clear conclusion;
? your argument is explicitly stated in the introduction, and systematically developed and supported throughout the discussion. Remember that repeating an assertion does not make it an argument;
? your paper is not a set of notes but a coherent justification of a position;
? points and sections are always clearly linked; and
? referencing is comprehensive and accurate.
- REFERENCE LISTS
At the end of all of your written work, whether essay, report, case analysis, reflective journal, thesis or dissertation, you must list the sources you have used in the text. These works reflect contributions to the intellectual content of your work. You should only include in your list those references actually cited in your text. You must include all references mentioned in the assessment piece.
Note that there are differences between the way works are cited in the text of your writing and that used in the list of references. Second and subsequent lines of each entry in your list of references should be indented to highlight the alphabetical order of the list.
Make sure you record full bibliographic details of sources at the time you use them. This overcomes the problem of trying to find details like a publisher or date of publication at the last minute when you have completed your draft. You may find it useful to write all the details for each source on cards. It is then easy to shuffle these cards into alphabetical order before producing your final list. A number of word processing/bibliographic databases are also available for this task.
1. Books, pamphlets, brochures. etc.
When you are citing a book in a list of references, there are certain items of information which should be included. These are given below with closing punctuation:
a. author's surname and initial(s)
b. year of publication
c. title of the book (in italics if possible, otherwise underline)
d. edition (if it is not the first edition)
e. name of series if book is part of a series (in round brackets).
g. place of publication
Heywood, A. 1999, Political Theory: An Introduction, Macmillan: New York.
2. Articles in periodicals
When citing articles, the format of the citation will vary according to the nature of the source and the details available. For example, an article from a periodical will be cited differently from an article from an encyclopaedia.
The items of information needed to identify the source are:
a. author's surname and initial(s)
b. date of publication (in round brackets)
c. title of the article
d. name of the periodical (italics if possible, otherwise underline)
e. volume and number (if appropriate), and
f. page number
The complete reference will appear as:
Baylen, J.O. 1972. 'The new journalism in late Victorian Britain'. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 18, pp. 367-385.
Knight, R.A. & Hatty, S.E. 1987. 'Theoretical and methodological perspectives on domestic violence: Implications for social action.' Australian Journal of Social Issues, 22, pp. 452-464.
3. Newspaper article
If the article has an obvious author, cite as for journals:
McGinness, J. 1987. 'The grand project to give Australia a birthday party.' Times on Sunday, 1 Feb., p.9.
For articles with no author given, use the form below:
Sydney Morning Herald 23 Jan.1988. Editorial.
4. Article or chapter in an edited book
Dixon, J. 1981. 'The age pension: Developments from 1890 to 1978'. In Towards an older Australia: Readings in social gerontology, ed. A.L. Howe. University of Queensland: St Lucia, Qld.
5. Electronic or non-print sources
For films, videos, television and radio programs details of title, date of recording, format, publisher, and place of recording should be provided in the reference list and listed by title.
The highwayman: Bill Gates and the superhighway 1995, television program, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, 6 March.
For items read or acquired over the Internet the format, date retrieved, version and file address should be given.
Anderson, J (Minister for Transport and Regional Services) 2000, CASA approves avgas contamination test, media release, 23 January, Department of Transport and Regional Services, Canberra, viewed 7 February 2000, http://www.dotrs.gov.au/media/anders/archive/2000/jan_00/a16_200htm.
6. Order in lists of references
Arrange entries in alphabetical order by surname of the author. All sources are listed in one alphabetical sequence.
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