Hegemonic Stability paper

Due Tuesday, February 14, 6:00 p.m. emailed to me. 
Assignment will be marked down for each day or fraction of a day late (that is, if you email it at 6:45, it’s late). 

1000-1500 words. Your paper must have a thesis statement, clearly stated at the beginning. You must use at least three sources, cited properly using the Chicago Manual of Style format. Do not plagiarize; I am reasonably likely to catch you, and if I do you will fail the course. 

Topic: Evaluate the theory of Hegemonic Stability in light of the role the United States played in the world from 1945 to 1960, focusing either on international security policy or international economic policy. 

Let me strongly suggest that you organize your paper as follows:
  1. Introduction and statement of thesis
  2. Narrative of events focusing on the key facts you need to make your case
  3. Discussion of particular actions the U.S. took during 1945-60
    1. action #1 and explanation
    2. action #2 and explanation
    3. etc.
  4. Assessment of the overall pattern of U.S. action
  5. Conclusion and implications for the study of American Foreign Policy generally