The land of Papua and the Indonesian State: Essays on West Papua, volume 1
Richard Chauvel ISBN 1 876924 21 7 $11.00 60pp, page size A4 297 x 210mm

This collection of essays examines the dispute between Indonesia and The Netherlands over the sovereignty of West Papua, showing how the dispute stimulated and provided the framework in which Papuan nationalism developed. The essays locate Papuans in the international struggle for their homeland and discuss their unsuccessful efforts to determine their own future.

WORKING PAPERS ON SOUTHEAST ASIA NUMBER 120

The land of Papua and the Indonesian State: Essays on West Papua, volume 2
Richard Chauvel ISBN 1 876924 22 5 $11.00 64pp, page size A4 297 x 210mm

This detailed essay examines the Papuan people's interpretation of West Papua's integration with Indonesia, and how 'history' influences the way contemporary Papuans think about their struggle against Indonesia. The contending nationalist narratives of Papuans and Indonesians are compared. The transformation of Papua's struggle for independence from a guerilla campaign to a non-violent movement is outlined and Indonesia's policy responses - special autonomy and partition of the province - are examined.

WORKING PAPERS ON SOUTHEAST ASIA NUMBER 121

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