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POLS213 New Zealand Foreign Policy

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.

Paper title New Zealand Foreign Policy
Paper code POLS213
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Prerequisite
One 100-level POLS paper or 72 points.
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with POLS 233 passed in 2005 or 2006.
Contact
politics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Peter Grace

Paper Structure

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

Textbooks

To be confirmed

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

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.

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Timetable

First Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-13:50 9-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 11-16, 18-21
A2 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 11-16, 18-21
A3 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 11-16, 18-21
A4 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 11-16, 18-21
A5 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 11-16, 18-21