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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
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 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 Discussion (5)
Explore Māori and Indigenous politics across different domains and contexts
Linked to the following assessments:• Image Analysis (3)• Blog Post (4)• Online 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 Discussion (5)
Demonstrate an ability to articulate their own ideas relating to Māori politics in a scholarly manner in written forms
Linked to the following assessments:• Essay (2)• Blog Post (4)
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.
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.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Moodle Test||
30 Jul 2021
22 Aug 2021
|3. Image Analysis||
26 Sep 2021
|4. Blog Post||
17 Oct 2021
|5. Online Discussion||
Required and Recommended Readings*
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.
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:
- Reading list
- Weekly discussion forums
- administration resources
- tutorial information
This paper has 4 contact hours weekly. Students are expected to attend all lectures and the tutorial. 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.
- Lectures: 1 x 2 hour, 1 x 1 hour - 36 hours
- Tutorials: 1 x 1 hour weekly - 12 hours
- Self Directed Learning: 8.5 hours weekly - 102 Hours
Total: 150 hours