Argumentative Outline Template
Thesis Statement: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment which is a proposed agreement between the European Union and the United States influences non-aligned countries adversely.
Argumentative Outline BODY
I) Pro 1
Topic Sentence: Negotiations of TTIP agreement brings the non-aligned countries economies to a standstill.
US and EU together constitute 46.7% of outputs worldwide, in other words nearly half of it. Also they form 30.4% of world trade. According to the results of a study from London Economic Politics and Research Center, this agreement will contribute to EU’s production by 120 billion Euros and 95 billion Euros to US’s. However, these parties have a total value of 3.7 trillion dollars of cross investments. Thereby; if such an agreement is made, considered parties will come in a status such that they will be able to establish regulations in the global economy. (Yar,2015)
a. Decrease in market share
b. Price level in market share
B. The reducing of competition level
In this day and age, there is nearly no county that does not have US or EU as their primary export and investment resource. To illustrate that these two economies have a share of 42.5% in Turkey’s total export by the year of 2013. 80% of Turkey’s foreign direct investment (FDI) is US or EU based.(Akman, 2014)
a. Decreasing welfare level
b. Decrease in investments
II) Pro 2
Topic Sentence: The other aspect of the agreement is that TTIP inevitably entails non-aligned countries political turmoil
A. Being at odds between the parties and non-aligned countries
a. Political power
b. The effects on Turkey
B. Upset the balances of politics (all over the world)
a. Policy convergence between BRICS countries
b. Other developed countries
Argumentative Outline Model 2
Counter Argument: TTIP will not cause economic downturn in non-aligned countries. On the contrary it will force them to get in the competition and produce high quality products.
Refutation 1: Most of the third countries not involved in the agreement do not have the necessary industrial techniques and equipment.
The continent (Africa) possesses 12 percent of the world’s oil reserves, 40 percent of its gold and between 80 percent and 90 percent of its chromium and platinum, according to a 2013 report from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). It is also home to 60 percent of the world’s underutilized arable land and has vast timber resources. Yet together, African countries account for just 1percent of global manufacturing, according to the report. (Mbae, 2014, para. 4)
Refutation 2: This will not result in increased competitiveness in the terms of high quality but conversely it will cause low prices, decreased quality and poor laboring.
Restate the thesis: Although some argue that TTIP is beneficial for world economy, TTIP affects non-aligned countries in several aspects.
Yar, F. (2015, June 22) TTIP ve Türkiye. Retrieved from http://globalpse.org/ttip-ve-turkiye/#_edn4)
Akman, M.S. (2014). ‘AB-ABD Transatlantik ve Yatırım Ortaklığı: Türkiye açısından bir değerlendirme Ankara Avrupa Çalışmaları Dergisi, 13(1).Retrieved from http://dergiler.ankara.edu.tr/dergiler/16/1950/20394.pdf
Mbae, L. (2014, March 4). Industrialization in Africa: Can the continent make it?. Retrieved from http://tonyelumelufoundation.org/articles/industrialization-africa-can-continent-make/