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POL377H1F L0201

Topics in Comparative Politics I

Indigenous Politics of Hawai'i


This course explores Indigenous politics and political thought in Hawai‘i. We first examine Hawaiian history to understand law, politics, economics, and society in the Hawaiian Kingdom. Then we look at the US military overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom and settler colonial occupation of Hawai‘i, as well as the Indigenous political thought that developed to challenge US imperialism, capital, and settler colonialism. Finally, we investigate contemporary Indigenous political issues in Hawai‘i and Kanaka Maoli theory on sovereignty and decolonization.


1.0 credit in POL/ JPA/ JPF/ JPI/ JPR/ JPS/ JRA courses