New Zealand Politics

Please note: this is archived course information from 2023 for POLITICS 107.


An introduction to understanding who governs New Zealand and in whose interests. Topics include national identity, institutions of government, leadership, voting and elections, the place of Maori within the political system, parties and political participation. The course draws on current research in NZ politics and provides knowledge that can be applied to a variety of careers, including law, business and public service.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for POLITICS 107.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2023

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Associate Professor Lara Greaves


Coursework + exam


POLITICS 107: 15 points