East Timor

Author: Irena Cristalis
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1848136536
Format: PDF
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Few new nations have endured a birth as traumatic as that endured by Asia's youngest country, East Timor. Born amid the flames, pillage and mayhem that surrounded Indonesia 's reluctant withdrawal in 1999, it has been struggling for years to rebuild itself from the ashes. The author, one of a handful of journalists to refuse to be evacuated during the nightmarish Indonesian withdrawl, stayed on to report East Timor to the world, and to keep faith with the East Timorese whose story she wanted to tell.Her book is a vivid first-hand account of the lives of individual Timorese during the long decades of Indonesia 's repressive occupation, their often heroic struggle for freedom, and their efforts to cope with the dramatic historic shifts engulfing them and their endeavours to rebuild their homeland. Based on years of research, and lengthy interviews with East Timor 's leaders, priests, nuns, students and guerrilla fighters, this moving and extremely readable book is at the same time also an exploration of the complexities of the country's internal politics.

Bitter dawn

Author: Irena Cristalis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781842771440
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This book is a vivid first-hand account of the birth of the world's youngest county, East Timor, of the lives of individual Timorese during the long decades of Indonesia's repressive occupation, of their often heroic struggle for freedom, and of their efforts to cope with and make sense of the dramatic historic shifts engulfing them. Based on years of research, and lengthy interviews with East Timor's past, present, and future leaders, the book explores the complexities of East Timor's internal politics.

Political Institutions in East Timor

Author: Lydia M. Beuman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317362128
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In 2002, East Timor became an independent state following a long conflict with Indonesia, and went on to adopt a semi-presidential form of government. In a semi-presidential system there is a directly elected fixed-term president, prime minister and government who are collectively responsible for the legislature. Over 50 countries in the world have adopted such a system. This book examines the politics of semi-presidentialism in East Timor from 2002-2012 and post-2012 political developments. It analyses the impact of semi-presidentialism on the performance of East Timor’s democracy, and looks at whether semi‐presidentialism encourages power sharing between competing forces, or whether it provoke a power struggle that threatens democratic stability. Using East Timor as a case study, the author explains whether the adoption of semi-presidentialism helps or hinders the process of democratisation in new democracies. It is of interest to researchers in the fields of Political Science, Conflict Resolution and Asian Studies, in particular Southeast Asian Politics.

East Timor s Independence Indonesia and ASEAN

Author: Jean A. Berlie
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319626302
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This book explains how history and traditions have shaped Timorese politics, as well as the role that Indonesia and ASEAN play for the country's future . It tries to understand a complex political system in which both traditional laws and contemporary politics are integrated, and examines the effects of Portuguese colonization, Indonesian neo-colonialism, United Nations missions, and electoral democracy. The volume also addresses broader issues such as the politics of modernization, the question of development, and youth education. The possibilities presented by the new president, Luo-Olo, as well as the upcoming parliamentary elections, make this project a timely contribution that confirms the vibrancy of East Timor's democratic process and bi-party political system.

A Not so distant Horror

Author: Joseph Nevins
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801489846
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In his view, much if not all of the horror that plagued East Timor in 1999 and in the 24 preceding years could have been avoided had countries like Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and especially the United States, not provided Indonesia with valuable political, economic, and military assistance, as well as diplomatic cover.

Framing the State in Times of Transition

Author: Laurel E. Miller
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 1601270550
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Analyzing nineteen cases, "Framing the State in Times of Transition" offers the first in-depth, practical perspective on the implications of constitution-making procedure, and explores emerging international legal norms. Thirty researchers with a combination of direct constitution-making experience and academic expertise present examples of constitution making in the contexts of state building and governance reform across a broad range of cultures, political circumstances, and geographical regions.The case studies focus equally on countries emerging from conflict and countries experiencing other types of transitions a move from autocratic rule to democracy, for example or periods of institutional crisis or major governance reform. Recognizing that there are no one-size-fits-all formulas or models, this volume illuminates the complexity of constitution making and the procedural options available to constitution makers as they build states and promote the rule of law.Contributors: Andrew Arato Louis Aucoin Andrea Bonime-Blanc Michele Brandt Allan R. Brewer-Carias Scott N. Carlson Jill Cottrell Hassen Ebrahim Donald T. Fox Thomas M. Franck Gustavo Gallon-Giraldo Zofia A. Garlicka Lech Garlicki Yash Ghai Vivien Hart Stephen P. Marks Zoltan Miklosi Laurel E. Miller Jonathan Morrow Muna Ndulo James C. O Brien Keith S. Rosenn Bereket Habte Selassie Anne Stetson J Alexander Thier Arun K. Thiruvengadam Aili Mari Tripp Lee Demetrius Walker Marinus Wiechers Philip J. Williams"

Countries at the Crossroads 2010

Author: Freedom House
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442205490
Format: PDF
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Countries at the Crossroads: An Analysis of Democratic Governance evaluates government performance in seventy strategically important countries from across the globe, including emerging market countries and at-risk states. The in-depth comparative analyses and quantitative ratings_examining Accountability and Public Voice, Civil Liberties, Rule of Law, and Anticorruption and Transparency_serve as a valuable tool for public analysts, educators and students, government officials, and the business community.

Timor Leste East Timor

Author: Rodney Cocks
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781741791655
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This guide gives the low-down on East Timor's compelling history, unique culture and language. It covers must-see attractions including white-sand beaches, pristine reefs and tropical forests and the best places for diving, snorkelling and mountain walking.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations Asia Oceania

Author: Timothy L. Gall
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414410937
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Contains articles that examine the history, economy, society, culture, and politics of more than sixty countries and dependencies in Asia and Oceania, providing information in over forty categories, and includes maps and bibliographies.

Realpolitik Ideology

Author: Leonard C. Sebastian
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9812303111
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Presents research on the Indonesian military (TNI) going beyond traditional scholarship on the TNI's dual function or dwifungsi which has been one of the dominating fields of analysis in Indonesian studies since the 1970s.