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POLS221 New Zealand Political Parties and Elections

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.

Paper title New Zealand Political Parties and Elections
Paper code POLS221
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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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.

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system