The Kaeseong Industrial Complex
Final paper (30%): The final assignment is a full research paper that shows theoretical development and significant research from the outline each student presented earlier in class. The final paper should incorporate the theoretical and empirical discussions carried out in the seminar and the knowledge the student gained from independent research. The paper (15-20 pages or 3,750-5,000 words) should demonstrate a clear argument, supporting evidence, coherent organization, and succinct articulation.
Here is my questions and arguments about the topic. Also, you can
make intresting argument. Thank you I mean my essay must be
based on these question.
why does north korea and south korea fail theie mutual agreement about Gaeseong Industrial
Compare between intercourse of politics and economy before built the Gaeseong Industrial?
Why have failed the South-North Korean summit talks and negotiating conference of Gaeseong Industrial complex?
complex and after built the Gaeseong Industrial complex, what is the problem about the Gaeseong Industrial Complex?
What is the best way for solve the problem?
The paper is must be based on my paper (I will attach the paper)
Also, Please make creative question for my essay.
1. What is the topic?
I am interested in …
à Start preliminary research: Read books and journal articles related to the topic.
Narrow down the topic to several research questions.
Think of a central research question that encompasses your multiple, initial research questions.
* BU Library search engines
-For books: By keywords or by title names (edited volumes versus single-authored books)
-For articles: Articles and Databases (by subjects or JSTOR and Academic Search Complete)-Journals: World Politics, Foreign Affairs, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, Politics and Society, World Development, Journal of Politics, Journal of Democracy, Asian Survey, Journal of East Asian Studies, China Quarterly, The China Journal, Japan Focus, Korean Studies
-General socioeconomic data: United Nations, United National Development Program, International Labor Organization, World Bank, IMF, CIA Factbook, Freedom House
2. What is the research question?
There are two types of research questions: Descriptive and explanatory
Explanations build upon good descriptions of empirical realities
-Descriptive questions correspond to “What” questions.
In this paper, I want to explore (1) what forms of labor protest exist in China
(2) in which regions labor protests occur
(3) how many workers participate in labor protests
(4) what workers demand when they are protesting
-Explanatory questions correspond to “Why” questions
In this paper, I want to explain (1) why labor protests are increasing in recent years in China (compared to the past).
(2) why workers in FIEs protest more than workers in firms owned by Chinese capital.
à Have a clear definition of X that you want to describe or explain
By labor protest, I mean A and B and I am going to use XX data to show the changing number of labor protest over the last 20 years.
-In explanatory research questions, you have a dependent variable (the thing you want explain) and an independent variable (the explanation, the cause, the factor)
3. List up several possible explanations.
Labor protests are increasing in China because (1) labor exploitation is increasing, (2) state repression in increasing, (3) state repression in decreasing (thus more openness and opportunities), (4) external aid (legal support groups and NGOs) is more readily available, or (5) workers’ identity and solidarity is formed.
4. Write up your argument
In descriptive research questions, your argument is a statement about the distinctive description you offer in comparison to existing descriptions.
People have understood the miraculous growth of East Asian economies by using the per capita income data. In this paper, I redefine growth from human development perspectives and argue that the Asian growth was mostly materialistic, not accompanied by other social growth indicators.
In explanatory research questions, your argument is a statement about the relationship between the independent variable and the dependent variable.
There are more labor protests in FIEs than in firms owned by Chinese capital because the Chinese government encourages nationalist sentiment among Chinese workers in FIEs while repressing workers’ organizing in firms owned by Chinese capital .
5. Support your argument with empirical evidence and data.
For any ideas, arguments, or data that you borrow from others, provide complete citation information in appropriate formats.
7. Other tips
-Title: think of a title that would most effectively and succinctly summarize your paper
-Introduction: introduce the topic, its significance, and your argument
-Conclusion: briefly summarize the main findings of the paper and discuss what you learned from the paper
-Make sure your references are properly cited.
Organization of the paper
Coherent argument and reasoning
Independent research, evidence, and data
The quality of sources and accuracy of citation