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dc.contributor.authorVel, Jacqueline A.C.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-03 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T15:21:01Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T15:21:01Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier393150
dc.identifierOCN: 794697889en_US
dc.identifier.issn1572-2892;1572-1892
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/34596
dc.description.abstractDemocracy cannot be implemented overnight. Democratization is an often unpredictable process. This book concentrates on that political transformation in one of Indonesia’s most ‘traditional’ islands, Sumba. Why does democratization create such great opportunities for local politicians with their private agenda’s? Why does regional autonomy, as part of the national democratization program, promote socio-economic inequality in West Sumba? This book is written out of an intimate knowledge of Sumba’s social groupings. Jacqueline Vel lived in Sumba as a development worker for six years in the 1980s and has made frequent return visits for further research since then. She studied every stage of ‘transition to democracy’ in the local context, thus creating this ethnography of democratization. The book analyses themes apparent in a series of chronological events that occurred over a period of twenty years (1986-2006). Uma Politics is the sequel of Vel’s dissertation The Uma Economy, and the title refers to the uniquely Sumbanese type of network politics. The author brings together tradition with the modern economy, government and politics into an evolving, dynamic concept of political culture. Jacqueline Vel is researcher at the Van Vollenhoven Institute of law, governance and development at Leiden University. Part of the research for this book was for the Modern Indonesia Project of KITLV in Leiden and sponsored by a research fellowship of the IIAS. She is currently involved in research on land law, access to justice, and socio-legal aspects of biofuel production in Indonesia.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVerhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences
dc.subject.othernusa tenggara timur
dc.subject.otherpolitieke elite
dc.subject.otherindonesie
dc.subject.otherregional autonomy
dc.subject.otherdemocratization
dc.subject.otherlocal government
dc.subject.otherpolitics
dc.subject.otherindonesia
dc.subject.otherlokale overheid
dc.subject.otherpolitieke veranderingen
dc.subject.otherpolitical elite
dc.subject.othersumba barat
dc.subject.otherpolitical change
dc.subject.otherpolitical culture
dc.subject.otherregionale autonomie
dc.subject.otherpolitiek
dc.subject.otherdemocratie
dc.subject.otherAdat
dc.subject.otherAnakalang
dc.subject.otherGolkar
dc.subject.otherJakarta
dc.subject.otherSubdivisions of Indonesia
dc.subject.otherWaikabubak
dc.subject.otherWest Sumba Regency
dc.titleUma politics; An ethnography of democratization in West Sumba, Indonesia, 1986-2006
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_393150
oapen.relation.isPublishedByaf16fd4b-42a1-46ed-82e8-c5e880252026
oapen.relation.isbn9789004253926
oapen.series.number260
oapen.pagesXVII, 277 p
oapen.place.publicationLeiden - Boston
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Adat - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adat; Anakalang - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anakalang; Golkar - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golkar; Indonesia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia; Jakarta - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakarta; Subdivisions of Indonesia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subdivisions_of_Indonesia; Sumba - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumba; Sumba people - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumba_people; Waikabubak - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waikabubak; West Sumba Regency - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Sumba_Regency
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