UMA Politics: An Ethnography of Democratization in West Sumba, Indonesia, 1986-2006 (Verhandfelingen)

Democracy cannot be implemented overnight. Democratization is an often unpredictable process. This book concentrates on that political transformation in one of Indonesia s most traditional islands, Sumba. Why does democratization create such great opportunities for local politicians with their private agenda s? Why does regional autonomy, as part of the national democratization program, promote socio-economic inequality in West Sumba? This book is written out of an intimate knowledge of Sumba…

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