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Political Studies
POLS 110
Kim Richard Nossal

Monday, January 21, 2013 POLS 110- Week 3, Lecture 1 Sovereignty and Political Authority The essay: a first cut  The importance of curiosity  The importance of the puzzle  What puzzles you?  The importance of making the puzzle manageable  The assignment: political puzzle of your choice o Exclusion: Fall Term POLS-110A topics  “The puzzle” as a research exercise o Demonstrating understanding of a phenomenon o Explaining why something is as it is  Vs. o Editorializing: why something is good or bad o Prescribing: what should be done  Outline o Cover page: proposed title, name, student number, TA’s name, date of submission o 2-3 pages of text: outline puzzle and how you propose to address it o 2-3 pages includes bibliography  No “magic number” of sources o Due 14 February 2012 (between 4pm-5:30pm): see course outline o 10% of winter term grade This Week  The state and its functions  Supreme political authority  Sovereignty Comparing Societies  Stateless societies o No continuous organization
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