Torangapu Maori/Maori Politics

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Torangapu Maori/Maori Politics

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Indigenous Studies, Pacific Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    20 pts from MAOR 200-299 or POLS 206 or 353;

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course examines a range of Maori political structures, movements, ideologies and visions. Students will also explore Maori politics in relation to Pacific and international Indigenous contexts. The themes covered in the course include Tino Rangatiratanga and Sovereignty, nationalism, Liberal democracy, Local governance, Iwi governance, Pacific and Indigenous contexts. 100% internal assessment. This course is also able to be taken towards majors in MREM, INTP or POLS.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to:
    1 differentiate M?ori politics from non-M?ori politics
    2 identify political theories that impact on M?ori in contemporary political
    3 compare M?ori politics with that of other Indigenous peoples
    4 evaluate which forms of political arrangements and forms of development
    might better support Maori political rights, and
    5 demonstrate an ability to articulate their own ideas relating to M?ori politics
    in a scholarly manner in written and oral forms.

    Briefing papers- 20%
    Essay- 20%
    Presentation- 10%
    Final exam- 50%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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