[TimorLesteStudies] New TL book - Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice in East Timor
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Presenting a new title from FirstForumPress, a division of LRP . . .
Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice in East Timor
James DeShaw Rae
ISBN: 978-1-935049-12-8 HC $69.95
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*A jewel of a case study. Accessible and lively, this volume is a
valuable resource to academics and practitioners who want to understand
the roles that outsiders can and cannot play in encouraging peace in
troubled societies around the world.*-Pamela Aall, US Institute of
*An important study of the UN peacebuilding operation in East Timor.
Rae*s emphasis on the needs and contributions of ordinary people
brings a welcome sensitivity and a broader vision to the
subject.*-John Darby, University of Notre Dame
Did the United Nations successfully help to build a just, peaceful
state and society in postconflict East Timor? Has transitional justice
satisfied local demands for accountability and/or reconciliation? What
lessons can be learned from the UN*s efforts? Drawing on extensive
field work, James DeShaw Rae offers a grassroots perspective on the
relationship between peacebuilding and transitional justice.
Rae traces the effects of the political violence perpetrated in East
Timor during the Indonesian occupation, as well as the UN-authorized
intervention and the ultimate formulation of the rebuilding effort. In
the process, he explores the results of hybrid (mixed
domestic-international) tribunals and the attempt to conduct war crimes
tribunals and truth and reconciliation commissions in tandem. Not least,
his account of the impact of international actors working with the East
Timorese to construct a new nation from the ground up suggests important
policy prescriptions for all postconflict societies.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James DeShaw Rae is assistant professor of government at California
State University, Sacramento.
* Introduction: Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation in Postconflict
* Colonialism, Cold War, and Crimes Against Humanity.
* As Good as It Gets? The International Rebuilding Effort.
* Justice and Reconciliation: Culture, Courts, and the Commissions.
* Connecting Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice.
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