East Timor's independence, Indonesia and ASEAN

Jean A. BERLIE

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Abstract

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. Copyright © 2018 The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)9783319626307
ISBN (Print)9783319626291
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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East-Timor
ASEAN
Indonesia
political system
politics
youth education
parliamentary election
party system
colonial age
colonization
modernization
UNO
president
editor
democracy
Law
history

Citation

Berlie, J. A. (2018). East Timor's independence, Indonesia and ASEAN. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Keywords

  • Timor-Leste
  • ASEAN
  • Fretilin
  • CNRT
  • Timorese Political Development
  • Timorese politics
  • Portuguese colonization
  • Indonesian neo-colonialism
  • United Nations missions
  • Politics of modernization