Electoral Politics and Democratic Freedoms in Papua

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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.

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
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8327
ISBN 9789814279895 (hbk), 9789814279901 (pbk), 9789814279918 (online)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Historical > FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
Historical > SEO Classification > 9402 Government and Politics
Keywords ResPubID21292, electoral change, political freedom, indigenous, Papuans, direct local elections, West Irian Jaya, democratisation, democracy, politics, Provinsi Papua Barat, Indonesia, West Papua
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