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West Papua and Indonesia Since Suharto : Independence, Autonomy or Chaos? - Peter King

West Papua and Indonesia Since Suharto

Independence, Autonomy or Chaos?

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780868406763
Number Of Pages: 240

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The book is based on the author's extensive field research. It places the Papuan struggle in a context of failing reform within Indonesia and a politically reviving military: the feared and loathed TNI. More than ever, Indonesia needs West Papua's resource treasures - the giant Freeport copper mine, and BP's huge new natural gas field in Bintuni Bay - and the Indonesian army is ruthlessly 'defending' and exploiting these projects. However, the Papuans are equally determined to win independence. King argues passionately and persuasively that international intervention to resolve Papua's plight is essential: Australia, the US and other countries must act in concert through the UN once more, as they did in East Timor. Indonesians must be persuaded that their best interests lie not in a 'security approach' but in dialogue and negotiation with the Papuans and other disenchanted minorities.

Morning star rising?p. 27
Congress Papua 2000 and 'independence'p. 52
Autonomy, federalism or the unthinkable for Papua?p. 68
The TNI in business, politics and repressionp. 95
The TNI and Papuap. 113
Australia, Indonesia and West Papuap. 137
The global struggle over Papuap. 171
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ISBN: 9780868406763
ISBN-10: 0868406767
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36