Discuss directions for future research.

Write a 4 page (double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font) paper on critically analyze Federal-State relations. Due date May 4.

Points to be covered/ Tasks


Capture the interest of the reader. Perhaps you can do this by pointing out a puzzle that we dont yet understand or a controversy in current scholarship. Perhaps you can draw on the normative importance of your topic and get the reader into the subject – matter.

Develop 5-8 research questions; how would you address the questions?

Literature review;

Explain, analyze and discuss the types of federalism; how they changed from dual – cooperative – coercive. What is the current situation; Federal-Texas relation.

In analyzing this part; situate your research questions within the literature and show how your project moves. What other scholars argue. It should not deviate from the topic; A literature review should not be merely a technical reporting of what has been done before, but a creative organization of past work that helps to frame and build your argument.

(Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Facebook to not qualify as academic resources).


Drawing on your literature review, you must explain your argument to your reader clearly and fully. What brings to you to this analysis?

The Conclusion:

In the conclusion, you should accomplish these goals:

1. Summarize your paper; your argument and what did the evidence show?

2. Discuss directions for future research. Did your analysis raise new questions?

3. Explain why your work was important. How did it advance scholarship and normative goals

Please include the following:

Include your name.

Include the day and time of the class you are enrolled in.

Include the date the paper is submitted.