Politics

beehive.jpg Politics is about struggle, and how we make decisions in society—who gets what, when and how. It is also about the conflict of ideas and values, from the local community to the nation and internationally. Politics matters!

Politics is everywhere, and studying politics will introduce you to the concepts, theories and information you need to make sense of it.

At Massey, politics is taught in an interdisciplinary programme, bringing together political scientists, economists, philosophers, historians and sociologists. Since the programme is small, you will have regular and close contact with academic staff.

Programmes

Politics is a major and minor subject in the Bachelor of Arts and can also be taken in a certificate or diploma programme. At postgraduate level, Honours, Masters and Doctorate qualifications are available.

Staff

Postgraduate study inquiries please contact Associate Professor Grant Duncan

Please contact the programme coordinator for other queries.

Courses

100-level

200.161 Introduction to Politics
200.162 Politics and Public Policy in New Zealand

200-level

200.201 Middle Eastern Politics
200.215 Political Theory from Plato to Marx
200.261 World Politics

300-level

200.301 International Conflict
200.302 Israel/Palestine and the Arab World
200.303 Democratic Politics
200.315 Contemporary Political Theory 
200.361 Contemporary New Zealand Politics

700 to 900-level        

200.761 International Relations: Theory and Practice
200.798 Research Report (30)
200.799 Research Report (60)
200.800 Master of Philosophy Thesis – Politics
200.816 Thesis (Part I)
200.817 Thesis (Part II)
200.899 Master of Arts Thesis Politics
200.900 PhD – Politics

More information

For more information, please contact the programme coordinator.

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