International Relations

Directons: Each student will write an essay about a current issue in world politics. I will provide a list of questions from which the student will pick one. The essay should be about five pages long, and should consist of an explanation or definition of the issue, brief history of the issue, and importance of the issue in world politics and predictions or anticipated evolution of the issue. The essay will constitute 25% of your final grade.

Here is the question:


Are multinational corporations beneficent (as Liberals claim) or exploitative (as Radicals argue)? Compare and contrast the liberal and radical views of MNCs and their activities. Which of the two views makes more sense to you, and why?