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Electoral Politics and Democratic Freedoms in Papua

Chauvel, Richard (2010) Electoral Politics and Democratic Freedoms in Papua. In: Problems of democratisation in Indonesia : elections, institutions and society. Indonesia update series . Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, pp. 307-329.

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Abstract

Indonesia's process of democratisation has been most problematic in those provinces where large parts of the population wanted to be independent of Indonesia. In East Timor, Papua and Aceh, local people took advantage of the democratic space that opened up after the end of the Suharto regime to press their demands for independence, leading in each province to renewed political tensions, violent conflict and government repression. The crises that resulted were resolved by independence for East Timor and a peace deal for Aceh. But no resolution has taken place in Papua.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9789814279895 (hbk), 9789814279901 (pbk), 9789814279918 (online)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21292, electoral change, political freedom, indigenous, Papuans, direct local elections, West Irian Jaya, democratisation, democracy, politics, Provinsi Papua Barat, Indonesia, West Papua
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
SEO Classification > 9402 Government and Politics
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Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2013 06:18
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2013 06:21
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8327
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