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This course is designed to be an introduction to New Zealand politics and public policy. The course will examine New Zealand’s constitutional setting, electoral process, political parties, interest groups and cabinet parliament.
The aim is to help students understand the intricacies of New Zealand's political system. There will be a particular focus on current issues in New Zealand politics: the MMP referendum, the constitutional review, declining voter turnout particularly among young voters, republicanism and the Treaty of Waitangi. Various guest speakers will provide the 'insiders' view' of how Parliament actually operates.
Raymond Miller (ed);
New Zealand Government & Politics;
Oxford University Press, 2010.
Henderson, John T. et al;
Democracy in New Zealand : international IDEA country study;
Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies ;, 2002.
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Domestic fee $672.00
International fee $2,835.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences.