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    Electoral politics, with special reference to New Zealand.

    At the centre of democracy, political parties and elections are vital parts of determining the shape of society. But how do they work? Do they work well at all? This course provides a critical examination of the role of these institutions in contemporary New Zealand.

    About this paper

    Paper title New Zealand Political Parties and Elections
    Subject Politics
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    18 100-level POLS points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    An interest in national and international affairs is an advantage.
    Teaching staff

    Dr Chris Rudd

    There is no required textbook or course reader for this paper. Any required readings will be available online.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will develop critical thinking and research skills.


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 29-35, 37-42
    Wednesday 14:00-14:50 29-35, 37-42
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