“Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left To Lose?” – West Papua Declares its Independence, Again

November 10, 2011 - 13:58 -

Author: Henri Myrttinen[1] e-mail: henrimyrttinen@gmail.com Introduction On October 19, 2011, in a sports field outside the Papuan provincial capital Jayapura, a solemn declaration was read, proclaiming the independence of West Papua, the restoration of its national symbols, the formation of

The decentralisation process in Indonesia and its impact on the agricultural sector / by Tobias Axelsson

February 2, 2009 - 04:45 -

The thesis “Peasants and policymakers : agricultural transformation in Java under Suharto” shows that Indonesia commenced a transformation process but did not see it through, resulting in an economy more investment-driven than agriculturally-led. Inspired by the East Asian model, the thesis focuses on three core areas within the agricultural transformation process. Firstly, yields and labour productivity whereby it is shown that the principal source of productivity growth was through land augmenting policies.