Which system is better for managing global affairs, collective

 

Which system is better for managing global affairs, collective security or the balance of power?

If you believe that collective security is better, explain why in the Collective Security forum, supporting your argument with either logical arguments or historical facts. If you believe that the balance of power system is better, explain why in the Balance of Power forum. In either case, post your essay no later than midnight on November 3, using source cited facts to support your argument.

I expect the writing assignment to have:

(1) A clear introduction that addresses directly the question posed by the instructor; 
(2) A body of factual examples that support your thesis; these examples may be drawn from either the assigned readings or footnoted sources researched independently by the student; Wikipedia is not an appropriate source for academic essays;
(3) A coherent paragraph structure that highlights your main points; and 
(4) Appropriate citations for materials drawn from the works of others; plagiarized threads will be penalized.

the Discussion posting should be approximately 400-600 words in length. Long, rambling, unfocused messages discourage readership and suggest fuzzy thinking. It is more difficult to express ideas in short essays than in long ones.