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    Overview

    New Zealand’s relations with major countries, its policy in regions of interest, and its position in respect to contemporary issues in international politics.

    Aotearoa New Zealand is a country that has often demonstrated an international presence which is out of proportion to the modest range of national economic, military, and diplomatic capabilities at its disposal. How do we explain this?

    This paper seeks to shed light on both the formulation and implementation of New Zealand’s foreign policy in the post-1945 era. It covers the political evolution of New Zealand as a nation-state; the impact of domestic institutions, interests and ideas; the context of the Cold War era; the role of New Zealand in a globalising post-Cold War world; and some reflections on whether New Zealand is evolving from a small state to a minor power.

    About this paper

    Paper title New Zealand Foreign Policy
    Subject Politics
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $955.05
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Prerequisite
    One 100-level POLS paper or 72 points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    Notes
    May not be credited together with POLS233 passed in 2005 or 2006.
    Contact
    politics@otago.ac.nz
    Teaching staff

    Professor Robert Patman

    Paper Structure

    Theories of decision making, New Zealand case studies, practical foreign policy solving.

    Textbooks

    Readings are on eReserve via Blackboard and in the Central Library.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills using international relations and political psychology concepts, theories, and current areas of debate in the study of New Zealand foreign policy.

    Timetable

    Semester 2

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard

    Lecture

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend
    A1 Monday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
    Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

    Tutorial

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 30-34, 36-40
    A2 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 30-34, 36-40
    A3 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 30-34, 36-40
    A4 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 30-34, 36-40
    A5 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 30-34, 36-40
    A6 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 30-34, 36-40

    Overview

    New Zealand’s relations with major countries, its policy in regions of interest, and its position in respect to contemporary issues in international politics.

    This paper explores the psychology of decision making in the context of New Zealand foreign policy. When do leaders make mistakes, neglect critical information or latch on to dreams and delusions? Alternatively, how do they get assessments right, or stick to their principles when under pressure to reject them? Lectures will include invited guests: diplomats, prime ministers' advisers, intelligence analysts, journalists and political leaders.

    About this paper

    Paper title New Zealand Foreign Policy
    Subject Politics
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Prerequisite
    One 100-level POLS paper or 72 points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    Notes
    May not be credited together with POLS233 passed in 2005 or 2006.
    Contact
    politics@otago.ac.nz
    Teaching staff

    Professor Robert Patman

    Paper Structure

    Internally assessed. Theories of decision making, New Zealand case studies, practical foreign policy solving.

    Textbooks

    Readings are on eReserve via Blackboard and in the Central Library.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills using international relations and political psychology concepts, theories, and current areas of debate in the study of New Zealand foreign policy.

    Timetable

    Not offered in 2024

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard
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