An Act of Free Choice: Decolonisation and the Right to Self-determination in West Papua

An Act of Free Choice: Decolonisation and the Right to Self-determination in West Papua

By: Pieter Drooglever (author)Paperback

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This important study introduces the history and people of West Papua, tracing the origins of the international conflict surrounding their struggle for self-determination following the Second World War. Based on three decades of exhaustive research and focusing particular attention on the sham referendum of 1969 - which Indonesia dubbed 'The Act of Free Choice', an election rigged to legitimize Indonesian control over West Papua - Droogleever highlights the continuing impact of this injustice on Indonesia's most underdeveloped and poverty-stricken province.

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About Author

Pieter Drooglever was the lead researcher on a government-sponsored, 27-year study of the decolonisation of Indonesia at the Institute of Netherlands History at The Hague. He also served as chairman of the historical committee for Indonesian Studies, and was a lecturer in Indonesian History at the University of Nymegen, where he held the L.J. Rogier chair.

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/12/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781851687152
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 928
  • ID: 9781851687152
  • weight: 1520
  • ISBN10: 1851687157

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