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Comparison of state relations with Indigenous and other minority peoples in selected nations, including New Zealand.
This paper introduces students to theory about accommodating diversity in liberal constitutions. Students undertake self-directed case study and comparative research of liberal democratic nations which are being challenged by calls for indigenous and minority rights.
|Paper title||Comparative State/Minority Politics|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,713.25|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,512.50|
- POLS 403
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- View the Department of Politics website for more information.
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- Paper Structure
The paper is seminar-based which is student driven with presentations and discussion
- Teaching Arrangements
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Upon completing the paper students will be able to:
- Utilise comparative methodology to ask and answer questions relevant to the study of politics
- Demonstrate familiarity with the knowledge required of the case study nations, including New Zealand and the Treaty of Waitangi
- Analyse and assess political problems through comparative analysis, and communicate this analysis in written and oral forms
- Undertake self-directed and independent research.