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Open Access Many governors, no province: The struggle for a province in the Luwu-Tana Toraja area in South Sulawesi

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Many governors, no province: The struggle for a province in the Luwu-Tana Toraja area in South Sulawesi

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This chapter discusses the struggle for a new province in the Luwu-Tana Toraja region in South Sulawesi. Similar movements elsewhere in Indonesia have been remarkably successful. Bangka-Belitung and Gorontalo, for instance, quickly gained autonomy, while West Sulawesi was ratified in 2004. Other autonomy movements are still struggling, with uncertain outcome. This is also the case with the struggle for Luwu (Raya) Province, which has generated a variety of lobbying activities, proposals, committees, meetings, press briefings, and (self-appointed) spokesmen, but all in vain. The chapter describes and analyses the recent emergence of a movement for Luwu (Raya) Province and two contending factions operating within it. It discusses the dynamic interaction between different agendas for administrative change both at district and provincial level. Finally, the chapter zooms in on the hidden agendas of the conflict between the two factions in the movement and discusses the role of ethnoreligious interests.

Keywords: Bangka-Belitung; ethnoreligious interests; Gorontalo; Luwu (Raya) Province; Luwu-Tana Toraja area; province struggle; South Sulawesi



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