The politics of Timor-Leste : democratic consolidation after intervention

Leach, Michael and Kingsbury, Damien 2012, The politics of Timor-Leste : democratic consolidation after intervention, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, N. Y..

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Title The politics of Timor-Leste : democratic consolidation after intervention
Author(s) Leach, Michael
Kingsbury, Damien
Editor(s) Leach, Michael
Kingsbury, Damien
Publication date 2012
Series Southeast Asia program publications ; no. 59
Total pages 277
Publisher Cornell University Press
Place of Publication Ithaca, N. Y.
Keyword(s) politics
Timor-Leste
democracy
consolidation
development
Summary The Politics of Timor-Leste explores the critical issues facing the Asia-Pacific's youngest nation as it seeks to consolidate a democracy following years of international intervention. The authors study the challenges that have burdened the state since it broke from Indonesia amid the violence of 1999 and formally achieved full independence in 2002. They assess the notable accomplishments of Timor-Leste’s leaders and citizens, and consider the country’s future prospects as international organizations prepare to depart. A close study of Timor-Leste sheds light on ambitious state-building projects that have been initiated, with varying success, across the globe.

Contributors to this volume map the nation’s recent political evolution through studies of its constitutional debates, political parties, and foreign policy responses to powerful neighbors. They address the social and economic conditions that complicate Timor-Leste’s political development, such as gender discrimination, poverty, corruption, and security-sector volatility. The contemporary history of Timor-Leste reflects the experiences of many postcolonial and developing countries that have sought to establish a viable state following conflict and a declaration of independence. This small nation has been the subject of five consecutive UN missions with varying mandates. The Politics of Timor-Leste ought to serve as a key source for comparative postcolonial studies and a guide to future trends in international state-building and assistance.
ISBN 9780877277897
9780877277590
Language eng
Field of Research 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified
160602 Citizenship
160199 Anthropology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 940106 Citizenship and National Identity
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
HERDC collection year 2012
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051213

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