SOC 300 Wk 8 Features of Less developed Countries Research

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SOC 300 Wk 8 Features of Less developed Countries Research


This assignment calls for you to select two Less Developed Countries (LDCs) and assess if there are any factors that are common to both as far as their development is concerned.

Write at paper that is at least six (6) pages long in which you:
1. Identify the two LDCs (from the approved list) that you will compare and assess. Explain why you chose these two countries.

2. Analyze the features that the LDCs have in common using at least five of the following nine factors (clearly label the five factors using headings):
a. geography
b. extractive institutions
c. governmental corruption
d. internal or external conflicts
e. shaky financial systems
f. unfair judicial systems
g. ethnic, racial or tribal disparities
h. lack or misuse of natural resources
i. closed (statist) economies

3. Go to to locate at least seven credible sources. Wikipedia, encyclopedias, dictionaries, blogs, and other material that does not qualify as reputable academic source work at the college level are not acceptable sources. Do not use sources that are older than seven (7) years.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
● This course requires the use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
● Be typed, double-spaced (no extra spacing between paragraphs), using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
● Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date (do not include an abstract).
● The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. Graphs, tables and photographs are not counted toward the length of the paper; only what you have written as text itself is counted.
● NOTE: Please REPORT your SafeAssign Score on the Title (Cover) page OR in the Assignment Comment section BEFORE submitting the FINAL DRAFT of your paper.