The Pacific Islands after 1945

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Pacific Islands after 1945

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    History, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course surveys developments in the Pacific Islands since 1945. In the first half of the course particular attention is paid to developments in the period between World War II and the attainment of independence in some Pacific Islands. The second half of the course considers some of the recent and current challenges faced by Pacific states and nations. One of the aims of the course is to examine the extent to which the social and political changes that occurred after the war have influenced or shaped subsequent developments: patterns of decolonization, democratization, urbanization, governance, ethnic conflict and the postcolonial heritage of Pacific Island states and nations.

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