Selected thinkers from Plato to the present. Three problems are looked at: whether reason can justify humane ideals, whether politics is natural, and individual liberty versus other goods.
The study of institutions and processes of the New Zealand political system. The course focuses on the formal structure of government, political parties and interest groups, the citizen and political participation, and theoretical perspectives.
Key elements of modern international relations. Origins and dynamics of the Cold War system, regional developments, the emerging post-Cold War world, perennial international issues and contending analytical perspectives.