Papua Road Map: Negotiating The Past, Improving The Present And Securing The Future

Papua Road Map: Negotiating The Past, Improving The Present And Securing The Future

by Muridan S. Widjojo

The sources of the Papua conflict are grouped into four sets of issues. First is the issue of the marginalization of indigenous Papuans, and the discriminatory impacts on them resulting from the economic development of, political conflicts in, and mass migrations to Papua since 1970. Second is the issue of the failure of development, particularly in the fields of education, health, and economic empowerment. Third is the issue of contradictions between Papuan and Jakartan constructions of political identity and history. Fourth is the issue of accountability for past state violence toward Indonesian citizens in Papua.
The above four issues and agendas can be woven together to form a mutually interrelated policy strategy for comprehensive long-term resolution of the Papuan conflict.The atmosphere of Reformasi, and the existence of the accommodative Law No. 21/2001 on Special Autonomy (UU Otsus), a responsive central government, as well as the very large size of Papua’s budget, lead the LIPI team to have faith that the problems of Papua can be resolved with justice, peace and dignity.

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  • Number of Pages : 211
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies/Obor
  • Weight : 288g
  • Product Code : 9789814279000
  • Dimension : 165 x 241 mm

About Author

Muridan S. Widjojo

Muridan S. Widjojo has worked at LIPI since1993, in the areas of local and national politics with a focus on studying movements in Eastern Indonesia (Papua). He received his doctorate, with a thesis on the history of social movements in Papua and Maluku, from Leiden University in the Netherlands in 2007.