MAORI250-21B (NET)

Māori Politics

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This paper examines Māori and Indigenous politics in a broad sense, from key ideas such as sovereignty, tino rangatiratanga, and autonomy, through to crucial forms of resistance via various political structures including local, Iwi, national and global Indigenous movements. The paper aims to:

a) Develop analytical skills in regards to Māori Politics, Māori Representation, and Māori Partnership with Treaty partners;
b) Understand the basis of Māori and Indigenous political movements and forms of resistance;
c) Critique Māori participation in political processes at local, regional, national, and international levels; and
d) Evaluate and deconstruct case studies which demonstrate the ability of Māori to influence political outcomes and policy settings

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught in English and consists Panopto lectures and online forum discussions through Moodle. This paper is also taught in Tauranga so students will be able to access the Panopto recorded lectures after each class (Tuesday and Thursday afternoons).
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Describe traditional and contemporary Māori politics
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Moodle Test (1)
    Image Analysis (3)
    Online Forum Discussion (5)
  • Analyse the role of the Treaty of Waitangi in the development of Māori politics
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Image Analysis (3)
    Online Forum Discussion (5)
  • Explore Māori and Indigenous politics across different domains and contexts
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Image Analysis (3)
    Blog Post (4)
    Online Forum Discussion (5)
  • Describe how political arrangements and forms of development, and models of representation have advanced kaupapa Māori
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Blog Post (4)
    Online Forum Discussion (5)
  • Demonstrate an ability to articulate their own ideas relating to Māori politics in a scholarly manner in written and oral forms
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Essay (2)
    Blog Post (4)
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Assessment

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There are no compulsory components in this paper. However, to gain maximum understanding of content and to pass this paper successfully it is essential that you submit all assignments.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Moodle Test
30 Jul 2021
9:00 AM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Essay
22 Aug 2021
9:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Image Analysis
26 Sep 2021
9:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Blog Post
17 Oct 2021
9:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Online Forum Discussion
10
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Students will be directed to any required readings. These will be on the MAORI250-20B (NET) Reading List posted on Moodle. All other readings are recommended and will be identified from time to time and posted on Moodle.
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Recommended Readings

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Bargh, M, ed. Māori and Parliament: Diverse Strategies and Compromises. Wellington: Huia, 2010.

Bargh, M. (2007). Resistance : An indigenous response to neoliberalism. Wellington, N.Z.: Huia.

Durie, M. Te Mana, Te Kawanatanga: The Politics of Māori Self-determination. Auckland: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Durie, M. (2005). Ngā Tai Matatū Tides of Māori endurance. Auckland, N.Z., Oxford University Press.

Hayward, J. (2015). New Zealand government and politics (Sixth ed.). New York: Oxford University Press

Higgins, R., Rewi, P., and Olsen­ Reeder, V. (eds). (2014) The Value of the Māori Language: Te Hua o te Reo Māori. Wellington, Huia Publishers.

Ivason, D., Patton, P. & Sanders, W. (2000) Political theory and the rights of indigenous peoples. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press

Katene, S. (2013). The spirit of Māori leadership. Wellington: Huia Publishers

Keenan, D. (2012). Huia histories of Māori : Ngā tāhuhu kōrero. Wellington, N.Z.: Huia.

McIntosh, T. & Mulholland, M. (eds) (2011). Māori and Social Issues. Wellington: Huia Publishers.

Mulholland, M. and Tawhai, V. (eds) (2010) Weeping Waters: The Treaty of Waitangi and Constitutional Change, Wellington: Huia. Visit http://vicbooks.co.nz to check price and availability.

Smith, L, T., (1999) Decolonising Methodologies, research and indigenous people; Dunedin: Zed Books University of Otago Press, c1999.

Tomlins­-Jahnke, H. & Mulholland, M. (eds). (2011). Mana Tangata: Politics of Empowerment. Wellington: Huia Publishers.

Winiata, M. (2014). The Changing role of the Leader in Māori Society. Hamilton: University of Waikato.

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Online Support

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This paper is supported by Moodle. Look at Moodle regularly for notices and other relevant information. Students will find all relevant materials on the Moodle page:

  • Panopto lectures
  • Reading list
  • Weekly discussion forums
  • administration resources
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Workload

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This paper is taught fully online. Students are expected to watch all Panopto lectures and complete the required readings. This paper is worth 15 points and has a workload of 150 hours (1 point is worth 10 hours). The 102 hours (8.5 hours per week) of self-directed learning is to be spent completing the required readings, research for assessments, completing assessments and online forum discussions.
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