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Genocide and Demographic change in Papua: A response to Jim Elmsie and Stuart Upton

Chauvel, Richard (2009) Genocide and Demographic change in Papua: A response to Jim Elmsie and Stuart Upton. Inside Indonesia (97 ). ISSN 1441-1954

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Richard Chauvel responds to articles by Jim Elmslie and Stuart Upton. He states that one of the useful contributions that both articles make is that they place Papua in a broader regional context. In comparing the markedly different rates of population growth in Indonesian Papua and Papua New Guinea, Jim Elmslie asserts that the two are ‘comparable Melanesian societies’. Looking west to the rest of the archipelago, Stuart Upton argues that population change in Papua looks like ‘the normal pattern of inter-island migration rather than genocide’. Chauvel considers these two views.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID18027, Papua, demographic change, modern economy in Papua, Indonesian settlers, marginalisation of Papuans, educational disadvantages, employment, health, human rights abuses
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
SEO Classification > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 23:18
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2011 22:41
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