[TimorLesteStudies] Coming soon: Democratic Governance in Timor-Leste - Available October 2008

Bu Wilson Bu.Wilson at anu.edu.au
Mon Sep 29 13:31:28 EST 2008

Coming soon from CDU Press...

Reconciling the Local and the National

Edited by David Mearns

Order now from CDU Bookshop:
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Further details available at
Three days after the Darwin conference from which this volume arose in
February 2008,
the violent attacks on the president and prime minister of Timor-Leste took
place. President
Ramos-Horta arrived in Darwin for treatment just as some of the authors
represented here
were leaving to return to their homes having participated in a two day
discussion on the
theme Democratic Governance in Timor-Leste: Reconciling the Local and the
National. The
timing of the conference seemed almost prophetic given the concerns raised
by the delegates
regarding the ongoing conflict and violence in Timor-Leste.
Contributors in some cases revised their conference papers for publication
in light of the
horrifying threats to the lives of Timor-Leste's leaders; others let their
discussion stand as
it had been presented. The result is an important collection of articles
that provide highly
pertinent insights into the current dilemmas of the government and people of
the new republic
to Australia's north. The book gives voice to East Timorese commentators as
well as to
Australian and other international scholars.
The volume explores the necessity to come to
terms with the past in order to move on to a better
future. It also considers the role of the state and
parliament in the new democracy while seeking to
set these against the cultural and social practices
of the people that affect their development. Finally,
it examines the role of agencies that have sought
to assist in the country's transformation from a
colonised to a post-colonial society with a sound
economic future.

Contributors: Fernanda Borges, Fiona Crockford, Annette
Field, James J. Fox, Mark Green, Damian Grenfell, Jill
Jolliffe, Damien Kingsbury, Andrew McWilliam, Andrew
Marriott, Akihisa Matsuno, David Mearns, Sara Niner,
Yukako Sakabe, Dennis Shoesmith, Pyone Myat Thu,
Josh Trindade, Bu V.E. Wilson

Assistant Editor: Steven Farram
Edited by David Mearns
ISBN: 9780980457834

Bu Wilson
Regulatory  Institutions Network (RegNet) Research School of Pacific and
Asian Studies
College of Asia and the Pacific,
Australian National University 
Canberra   ACT   0200 

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