Analysis of the history of peace traditions in Aotearoa New Zealand within the context of theories of peace and conflict studies.
While Aotearoa New Zealand has a reputation as a peaceful country and is always near the top of the Global Peace Index, there is relatively little known about its many peace traditions. There are no papers taught anywhere in the world on this topic, so it is important that the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies offers this unique paper as part of its Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. This topic also has relevance for a number of other disciplines, including politics, sociology, theology, cultural studies, international relations, criminology, education and communications. This paper will be the first academic course to be offered to generations of New Zealanders who have not been exposed to this content, as well as to international students who will be curious about this aspect of New Zealand culture. It will provide an opportunity to learn about how the peace traditions in Aotearoa New Zealand have evolved.
About this paper
|Special Topic: Peace Traditions of Aotearoa New Zealand
|Peace and Conflict Studies
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This paper is open to students who have an undergraduate degree.
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Seminar 1: Introduction
- Seminar 2: Non-violent Resistance, Moriori, Waitaha and Parihaka
- Seminar 3: Conflict Transformation
- Seminar 4: Parihaka and the Deed of Reconciliation
- Seminar 5: Restorative Justice and the Waitangi Tribunal
- Seminar 6: Conflict Provention and Peace Education
- Seminar 7: Anti-war and Anti-nuclear Movements
- Seminar 8: Peacekeeping and the Pacific
- Seminars 9 and 10: Group Seminar Presentations
- Seminar 11: Review, Reflection and Evaluation
There is no set textbook, but there will be recommended readings for each lecture session.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Peace Traditions of Aotearoa New Zealand is an advanced paper in the field of peace and conflict studies.
On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of and an ability to articulate the complexities of defining the concepts relevant to peace and conflict and the relationship to violence and non-violence
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the historical trajectory of communities that follow a peace kaupapa
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the inter-relationship between Pākehā and Māori cultures in their application of peace teachings
- Demonstrate an ability to provide a sophisticated analysis of different peace traditions within theories of peace and conflict
- Be capable of presenting the complexities of the issues involved to an advanced standard through both written and oral communication
- Critically assess New Zealand as a model for peace