Indonesian West Timor: The political-economy of emerging ethno-nationalism

  title={Indonesian West Timor: The political-economy of emerging ethno-nationalism},
  author={Rod Nixon},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Asia},
  pages={163 - 185}
  • R. Nixon
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary Asia
Abstract Encouraged by the post-Soeharto atmosphere of reform and regional autonomy legislation proposed under Habibie, the aspirations of Indonesia's regional elites have been stirred. Yet prosperity has remained elusive for many amidst continuing economic decline and as an unreformed military continues to threaten the business ambitions of regional elites. In West Timor, one of the poorest parts of Indonesia, local elites have had to contend with the added burden of the fallout from the 1999… 
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