Push and pull driven development: a proposed development paradigm for West Papua, Indonesia

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West Papua is located in the eastern part of Indonesia with a long story of governance and development schemes under the Dutch and Indonesian governments. The notions of state segregation and tardiness were stated obviously in the development and regulations given by the Dutch and Indonesian government. The segregated circumstance was the Papuans' preferences in order to be an independent West Papua and or the high number of Melanesians in the Dutch era or becomes an integral part of the Republic of Indonesia. Furthermore, the notions of state tardiness in regard to the implementation of development model and policy are related to special autonomy and the creation of new regions under the Indonesian government and the acceleration of the decolonized development model under the Dutch government. It is, therefore, important to formulate an alternative development model and paradigm which is called Push and Pull Driven Development to develop a better West Papua.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-138
Number of pages17
JournalMasyarakat Indonesia: Jurnal Ilmu-Ilmu Sosial Indonesia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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  • paradigm
  • push and pull driven development
  • Indonesia
  • West Papua


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