An introduction to the study and nature of politics, including political theory, political parties, electoral systems, public policy and international relations.
200.162 Politics and Public Policy in New Zealand15 credits
An introduction to politics and public policy in New Zealand, with an emphasis on political institutions, the development of public policy, and the interplay between politics and economics in policy development.
An introduction to major theories, issues, events and institutions in contemporary world politics.
200.301 Contemporary International Conflict15 credits
An examination of contemporary international conflict drawing on case studies from around the world.
200.302 Israel/Palestine and the Arab World15 credits
An exploration of issues in Israeli-Arab relations including the state of Israel's relationships with its Palestinian citizens, the Palestinian Authority, the neighbouring Arab states and the wider Middle East.
This course will critically examine core issues and debates in contemporary democratic theory and practice. With a focus on diverse forms of and challenges to political participation in contemporary democracies.