Faculty of Arts


Mana Maori Motuhake / Maori Politics and Public Policy

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for POLITICS 229.


An introduction to Māori politics and public policy. Students are introduced to the relationship of He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Niu Tīreni /Declaration of Independence and Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ the Treaty of Waitangi to the Crown.  Does this relationship have an influence on public policy? Topics include the politicisation of identity, sovereignty and self-determination, representation, globalisation and the Māori economy, Māori development and Māori media. Some contemporary and comparative indigenous policy issues will be discussed.

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Availability 2018

Semester 2




POLITICS 229: 15.0 points


30 points at Stage I in Political Studies or Politics and International Relations or Māori Studies, or any 60 points

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