Policy analysis for specialist audiences: Students will complete writing assignments requiring them to
identify, summarize, and analyze competing interests/actors and potential solutions related to a
pressing international or global problem. As part of this assignment, students will learn the following
novicelevel writing skills: citation and attribution; writing brief descriptions of a problem; analytic
writing of contending actors and interests; and professional detachment from ideological or
8 pages text plus map, chart, table References
Introduction (To Client: agency, ngo, government) thesis
Statement of issue – ( e.g. environment, development, human rights)
Background – portrayal of country
Literature review Perspectives (geography, economics, politics, history, anthropology)
Discussion of issues in country
Policy Options initial choices grounded in the literature
(groups (actors), costs, feasibility, external and internal pressures, constraints)
Recommendations (selection, description, implementation, monitoring, limitations)
Includes map, chart, table, figures.
References. Title this References Cited.
You should list all references cited in the paper.
You should not list references not cited in the paper.
Use Chicago format.
Internal citations should use the following form: (Smith 2010).
If you have a quote, then include page number (Smith 2010, 25).
Do not use footnotes or endnotes.
Have references from the country.
Have a reference in a language other than English.