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New Caledonia and/or Kanaky: On the way to political independence?
Verfasser/ VerfasserinKowasch, Matthias
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Pacific Geographies, Hamburg, 2016, Jg. 46, S. 4-10
ErschienenAPSA, 2016
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SpracheEnglisch
DokumenttypAufsatz in einer Zeitschrift
Schlagwörter (EN)Political independence / New Caledonia / anak people / Kanaky
ISSN2196-1468
URNurn:nbn:at:at-ubg:3-3387 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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The French overseas territory of New Caledonia, called "Kanaky" by the indigenous Kanak people who represent around 40% of the total population, is preparing a referendum to be held on the question of political independence from France. The context is the Noumea Accord of 1998, which provides not only the transfer of political competences from France to New Caledonia (except defence, foreign affairs, law and order, currency and justice), but stipulated that a referendum on independence should be held between 2014 and 2018. This article discusses questions of belonging and identity raised by the possibility of eventual sovereignty. After a historical review of struggles for independence, we offer four different scenarios for the future of the country and some observations on its future prospects.

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