There is an increasingly widening gap between the potential of Rapa Nui for its economic and cultural development and the seriousness and further deterioration of its management problems, as well as the inability of the present institutional setting to understand, face and solve them appropriately. A statute of autonomy - a condition so widespread at present in the world and not only for remote islands - could be the best starring point, the best trigger, to provide new trends, impetus, approaches and ways of action, and to solve a situation that has become intolerable.
di Castri, Francesco
"Toward the Autonomy of Rapa Nui?,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 17
, Article 9.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol17/iss2/9