The Treaty of Waitangi is a high profile and contested aspect of New Zealand politics. Knowledge of the Treaty and its application in politics, business, and policy is essential for graduates. This paper equips students with the knowledge and skills to engage confidently with the Treaty of Waitangi and its broad implications for New Zealand.
Examines fundamental and topical Treaty of Waitangi issues. Includes analysis of the Treaty Settlement process; investigation of the partners ‘Crown’ and ‘Māori’; and considers the implications of constitutional reforms for Māori.
The Treaty of Waitangi is an important and debated aspect of New Zealand politics. Knowledge of the Treaty and its implications is valuable for anyone living and working in New Zealand. This paper looks at contemporary issues such as the constitution, representation, freshwater management and social policy and considers these in the context of the Treaty of Waitangi.
|Paper title||Treaty Politics|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$904.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,954.75|
- 18 200-level POLS points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
Students must have one 200-level POLS paper.
- Teaching staff
- Professor Janine Hayward
- Paper Structure
The paper addresses five Treaty topics: settlements and breaches; the constitution; parliamentary representation; water management and ownership and social policy.
- Teaching Arrangements
- The paper is taught through lectures and self-directed student learning carried out through structured group discussions.
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- Course outline
View a sample course outline for POLS 319. (Students taking this paper should refer to blackboard for the current course outline)
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students will acquire knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi and its historic context, and the ability to apply that knowledge to contemporary issues to critically assess the Treaty implications of those issues.