Pick a real-life issue in world politics today and explain which one of these three theories (realism, postcolonialism and feminism) you think to be the most useful in your making sense of world politics.

Please follow the instructions below carefully. I have chosen to answer question 2. The real life issue I have picked is the occupation of Palestine by Israel.
I will be attaching file with the introduction. Please build upon the introduction to write the essay.
I will be attaching the list of references I have picked, please make sure to include all of them [In the requirements it says pick a chapter so dont use entire books]
and use only 3-4 more if you have to (go through the requirements below to see what sources you can and cannot pick). If my sources arent according to source requirement (example- book doesnt have multiple editos etc, please make sure to use another source to complete requirements)

Step 1:

Choose one of these two questions to answer:

Pick a real-life issue in world politics today and explain what should be studied under the heading ‘international relations’, according to realism, postcolonialism and feminism respectively.
Pick a real-life issue in world politics today and explain which one of these three theories (realism, postcolonialism and feminism) you think to be the most useful in your making sense of world politics.
The purpose of these essay questions is to get you thinking about how the competing theories studied in this course allow us to see international relations differently. To answer either of them, you will necessarily need to adopt a comparative approach and demonstrate: 1. your understanding of the three schools of IR theories; 2. your ability to apply the key concepts and assumptions of these theories in your analysis. With the 2nd question, do not argue that all the theoretical perspectives we have studied are important. They probably are, but you need to choose one and make an argument that explains why your selected theoretical perspective is more useful than the other two to understand world politics.

Step 2:

You need to include a minimum of three different academic source types. Using the University of Sydney Library catalogue and databases, locate more than six items that will be helpful for completing your potential essay. Then read through them to determine whether or not they are relevant, and identify the items that you view as most important.

None of the six references can be items from the set readings. This includes other chapters of books from the set readings. You should seek out scholarly sources wherever possible, augmenting these with contemporary non-scholarly pieces of research if need be. You need to include three different academic source types:

A chapter from an edited book (where there are one or more editors but chapters are written by different authors);
A chapter from a sole or multiple-authored book (not an edited book, but a book where there are one or more authors who have written all the chapters);
A recent academic journal article related to your topic from a peer-reviewed journal. For a list of peer-reviewed journals you may use Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory from the University of Sydney Library website.
Acceptable non-academic sources could be:

A recent government report or publication related to your topic;
An official website of an organisation or group relevant to your topic (such as the UN, WTO/IMF etc). Note, blogs and wikipedia are unacceptable;
A relevant, preferably recent, newspaper article.
Step 3:

Write a research essay of 1,500 words.

Step 4:

Submit the research essay on Turnitin, accessible via Canvas.

Note that 1500 is *not* inclusive of your bibliography and that it is fine to be 10% over or under the 1500 word count. In this essay, you draw on research to fully develop your argument and write it in an essay format, with an introduction, supporting paragraphs, a conclusion, and a complete bibliography. The essay is due by Monday 11:59pm on 12 September. Any assignments submitted after that time without extensions approved will be subject to late penalties.

The recommended referencing style to use is Chicago or Harvard. The library provides detailed information on referencing styles, which you can find here.

Components of the assignment and grading
Thesis Statement- 10/100

Your thesis statement/central argument should be no more than two complete sentences that summarizes your answer to the chosen question. For example: “Realist theory is the most useful theory to understand world politics because it shows that conflict between states is inevitable, which is a key concept in realism.” Note that the thesis statement should directly answer the question you choose and include the points you use to support this answer. Your thesis statement should be easy to identify within your essay introduction.

Introduction: 10/100

Your introduction (usually 1-3 paragraphs) should: 1. Clearly state the question you choose to answer.
2. Include your thesis statement
3. Outline how you will support your thesis and how the essay will be organized. You must clearly map out the essay, meaning that you are specific about what your main points are and how these points will be organized in the body of the essay.

Demonstrating an understanding of the theory or theories you are using and effectively relating it to your chosen issue: 25/100

In your essay you should make reference to the theories in the question and make the case for how these theories might examine different aspects of International Relations or why one of theories best helps you understand world politics.

Here are some specific tips:

highlight the key concepts and core assumptions of each theory;
show how these theories varies from others;
if you choose to answer the second question, explain the limitations of the other two theories to convince the reader that your selected theory is the best one for making sense of world politics.
Research: 20/100

For the research essay you will be graded on two aspects of your research: 1. The extent to which your resources are diverse and include largely academic resources, with news articles and websites as support (aim for a balance of 80% academic sources- including journal articles, books and book chapters, and 20% news articles, governmental reports, information from official organisations, etc.);
2. The extent to which your resources directly relate to your thesis and clearly help you to support your central argument. Note: we expect a minimum of 6 academic sources .
Supporting your argument: 30/100

Does your essay body support your thesis statement with research and clearly articulated points? You will be graded on the extent to which the body of your essay relates to your thesis and supports your central argument. You will also be graded on how clearly you articulate your points, how well the body of the essay is organized, and the clarity and quality (in terms of writing style) of your paragraphs.
Conclusion: 5/100

Your conclusion should clearly summarize your main argument. Be sure not to introduce any new research or arguments in the conclusion.