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 Advanced Placement Comparative Government
Term Paper
Due: Monday, March 12, 2012

Mr. Singh and Mrs. Waples
AP Comparative Government students
will evaluate information accessed from CCHS Library Databases,
critically and competently,
and write an analytical research paper.
group of cartoon people holding hands in a circle around a globe
In the past, states were the most important actors on the world stage. However, globalization has given rise to other important entities. International organizations (such as the United Nations, NATO, the International Monetary Fund, and the EU) and multinational corporations (such as Walmart and Starbucks) have grown in influence. In light of this trend, in a term paper no longer than 6 pages, assess the impact of
international organizations and multinational corporations on on the quality of life in developing countries.
Support your thesis with evidence. You do not need to address both sides of the issues. Cite at least 4 sources in your paper. Your paper should consist of (1) an introduction with an analytical thesis, (2) background information about how international organizations and multinational corporations operate, and (3) your analysis of whether
these organizations have a negative impact on the quality of life in developing countries.
Important information
  1. You may use only your textbook, Globalization Briefing Paper, and the databases and links provided.
  2. You must use at least four sources.
  3. Use parenthetical referencing. Remember to cite all sources you use, not just the ones you quote directly.
  4. Included a complete works cited page.
  5. Submit your paper through In addition, print at hard copy for your instructor.
  6. Instructors may reduce a student's score by up to one grade due to poor mechanics, grammar, or spelling.

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Read the following articles (click on each title) and complete your analyses.
You may copy the citations to your bibliography. Change the date of access.


"International Monetary Fund." Issues & Controversies On File: n. pag.
     Issues & Controversies. Facts On File News Services, 19 Mar. 2007.
     Web. 14 Feb. 2011. < >

Ahiakpor, James C. W. "Multinational Corporations in the Third World:
     Predators or Allies in Economic Development?" Religion & Liberty 2.5.
     Acton Institute: For the Study of Religion and Liberty. Acton
     Institute. Web. 09 Feb. 2012.

   Imade, Lucky O. "The Two Faces of Globalization: Impoverishment or
     or Prosperity?" Globalization 3.1 (Spring 2003) International
     Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. Web. 09
     Feb. 2012.

Kingsnorth, Paul. "The Global Backlash." New Statesman 28 Apr. 2003:
     19-20. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO Cherry Creek High School
     Lib., Greenwood Village, CO. 5 Feb. 2009 
     < >

Soros, George. "The People's Sovereignty." Foreign Policy 140 (Jan.-
     Feb. 2004): 66-68. Student Resource Center Gold. Thomson Gale.
     Cherry Creek High School Lib., Greenwood Village, CO. 9 Feb. 2006
     < >.

Consult A Pocket Style Manual by Diana Hacker or any other style manual
with MLA7 updates. The library has many manuals for you to consult.
Cite your sources with EasyBib. Link to from the library, "Research & Style Guides" to register for your own account. Ask a librarian if you have any questions on how to use the EasyBib citation maker.
If you have questions about citing sources or searching the databases, see a Teacher-Librarian.
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