Land	and	Development	in	Indonesia:	Searching	for	the	People's	Sovereignty	(The	plantation	and	the	mine:	Agrarian	transformation	and	the	remaking	of	land	and	smallholders	in	Indonesia	)
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Land and Development in Indonesia: Searching for the People's Sovereignty (The plantation and the mine: Agrarian transformation and the remaking of land and smallholders in Indonesia )

by Nancy Lee Peluso

Indonesia was founded on the ideal of the "Sovereignty of the People", which suggests the pre-eminence of people's rights to access, use and control land to support their livelihoods. Yet, many questions remain unresolved. How can the state ensure access to land for agriculture and housing while also supporting land acquisition for investment in industry and infrastructure? What is to be done about indigenous rights? Do registration and titling provide solutions? Is the land  reform agenda — legislated but never implemented — still relevant? How should the land questions affecting Indonesia's disappearing forests be resolved?

The contributors to this volume assess progress on these issues through case studies from across the archipelago: from large-scale land acquisitions in Papua, to asset ownership in the villages of Sulawesi and Java, to tenure conflicts associated with the oil palm and mining booms in Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Sumatra. What are the prospects for the "people's sovereignty" in regard to land?

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  • Publisher : ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
  • Product Code : 9789814762106C02

About Author

Nancy Lee Peluso

Nancy Lee Peluso is the Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California.