Examines fundamental and topical Treaty of Waitangi issues. Includes analysis of the Treaty Settlement process; investigation of the partners ‘Crown’ and ‘Māori’; and considers the implications of constitutional reforms for Māori.
The Treaty of Waitangi is an important and debated aspect of New Zealand politics. Knowledge of the Treaty and its implications is valuable for anyone living and working in New Zealand. This paper looks at contemporary issues such as the constitution, representation, freshwater management and social policy and considers these in the context of the Treaty of Waitangi.
|Paper title||Treaty Politics|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- 18 200-level POLS points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Teaching Arrangements
- The paper is taught through lectures and self-directed student learning carried out through structured group discussions.
- An interest in national and international affairs is an advantage.
- Teaching staff
- Professor Janine Hayward
- Paper Structure
- The paper addresses five Treaty topics: Settlements and breaches; The constitution; Parliamentary representation; water management and ownership and social policy.
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- Course outline
- View the course outline for POLS 319
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students will acquire knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi and its historic context, and the ability to apply that knowledge to contemporary issues to critically assess the Treaty implications of those issues.