Indonesia's New Ethnic Elites
Klinken, Gerry van 2002 'Indonesia's new ethnic elites', in: Schulte Nordholt, Henk and Irwan Abdullah (ed.), Indonesia: in search of transition, pp. 67-105. Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.
26 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Central Kalimantan and East Kalimantan provide contrasting case studies that demonstrate, each in their own way, the need to 'disaggregate' our view of the Indonesian state. In Central Kalimantan, the centre stood by while local elites plunged the province into a frenzy of ethnic cleansing. In wealthy East Kalimantan, local elites largely resisted the temptations of ethnic mobilisation and enjoyed the benefits of regional autonomy.
Keywords: Indonesia, Kalimantan, Borneo, Dayaks, ethnicity, state, regional autonomy
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