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Thomas Christian Mikkelsen

Thomas Christian Mikkelsen
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My research interests is primarily centered on issues of resource extraction, sovereignty and decentralization in Indonesia and beyond, especially in a marine context. Furthermore, I am interested in the local effects of global climate politics and the implementation of development projects in rural areas. I have worked primarily on the Indonesian island of Borneo, both in West and North Kalimantan. Here, in what by some is seen as the periphery, I investigate the dynamic and creative ways in which local people and governments seek prosperity, and often a degree of independence from what is often seen as a distant and interfering state.

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