Introduction to New Zealand Government and Public Policy
You’ll get an insight into how governments make decisions about law, regulation, policy and policy implementation and the role public debate plays in these decisions. Plus, decisions, and how these decision patterns, affect day-to-day life in Aotearoa-New Zealand.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
|Available semesters||Semester 2 2023|
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Understand the structures and functions of New Zealand government.
- Discuss a range of ideas about democracy, justice, and equity.
- Analyse the strategic advantages and disadvantages of a range of electoral systems.
- View the political spectrum and types of government.
- Recognise the different branches of government - Sovereign, Executive, Legislature and Judiciary.
- Have knowledge of the electoral systems.
- Outline Māori political engagement and the Treaty of Waitangi.
- Discuss local government as well as planning and policy processes.
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