East Timor: Beyond Independence
Damien Kingsbury, Michael Leach
Monash University Press, 2007 - History - 302 pages
This is the most comprehensive study of East Timor since its independence. The book examines the major themes of development, borders and security, politics and justice, resource and land management, education, and language policy. Though the country was initially lauded as a case study in successful state-building, the crisis of 2006 demonstrated that East Timor had more in common with other post-colonial, post-conflict societies than some of these earlier optimistic assessments. East Timor continues to attract the interest and attention of governments, scholars, development institutions, and aid workers as a society rebuilding itself after almost a quarter of a century of profound trauma and consecutive eras of colonialism. Covering the era from the independence referendum in August 1999 to the political crisis in 2006, and future prospects and challenges, this book is an invaluable resource for understanding the challenges facing the first new nation of the 21st century.
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Chapter one Political development
statebuilding and peacebuilding
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administration adult education agricultural Alkatiri archipelagic baselines Australia bilingual border CAVR challenges civil society claims classroom CNRT consultation Covalima cultural customary defence delimitation democratic Dili district donor East Timor economic equidistance line established example F-FDTL Falintil Fataluku FDTL food security force formal Fretilin groups Gusmao human rights important independence indigenous Indonesian occupation institutions InterFET issues Jose Ramos-Horta justice Kostrad land leaders leadership linguistic literacy Lobato Mari Alkatiri maritime boundary mass graves MECYS migration military national languages negotiations NGOs official languages organisations participation peacekeeping Petroleum Fund Law PNTL political population potential Prime Minister production programs Pulau Ramos-Horta ratu recognised reconciliation resistance responsibility Rogerio Lobato role Santa Cruz massacre sector serious crimes social struggle teachers tensions Tetum Timor Sea Timorese UNTAET violence Waima'a West Timor Wetar Strait World Bank young youth