Indonesia today faces its most fundamental
challenges since 1966. After the introduction
of western-style democracy and far reaching
decentralization, »unity in diversity« is challenged
by a number of factors with the independence
movements being the most felt presence. In the
case of Papua, many of these factors together form
a picture of interwoven threads of conflict. For the
outsider as well as for the actors themselves, it is
often difficult to understand the motives, interests of
and relations between the involved parties.
Esther Heidbüchel manages to analyse the
different levels of the Papuan conflict in a clear and
comprehensive way. Her structured analysis is based
on extensive field studies and on interviews with
representatives of all major conflict parties.
The results are summarized in a conflict matrix with
special attention given to the respective perceptions
and their impact on possible solution concepts.
Different strategies for conflict resolution are analysed
for their feasibilty and sustainability.
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