Assessment 1: Literature Review
Due date: Week 6 (the actual date will be confirmed in class)
Length: 1500 words + reference list
Format: Double-line spacing, size 12 font single sided, black and white print.
Your task is to review the literature relevant to the Course case study: Genocide in Rwanda:
Leadership, ethics and organisational â€˜failureâ€™ in a post-colonial context. The case focuses
on the organizational factors that played a role in â€œfailingâ€ to prevent genocide in Rwanda. In
particular, it focuses on the interplay between key leaders and geo-political relations.
A literature review is an examination of the relevant writings in a particular field or topic, not
just a summary of the chapters and articles you have read. You should examine and Page 4 of 6
illustrate the different frameworks of leadership (discussed in detail in Week 3 class)
available to understand the relations between the leadership approaches and contexts
which influenced the particular approaches. In the review, you should also express ideas,
concepts, and arguments in a logical and coherent written form consistent with academic
The overall purpose of this written assessment is for you to apply a broad and coherent
body of knowledge in a particular context. We will assess you and give feedback on your
ability to review critically, analyse, consolidate, and synthesise knowledge, communicate
skills to present a clear, coherent, and independent exposition.
Do make your references, and please read the case study attached.