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Local Governance in Timor-Leste: Lessons in postcolonial state-building
1. The imperative to 'develop' 2. The Making of Political Hybridity (A Colonial History) 3. Democratisation 4. Local Leadership 5. Dispute Resolution 6. Economic Relationships 7. Clientelism andExpand
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The Professional Status of Bioethics Consultation
Is bioethics consultation a profession? Withfew exceptions, the arguments andcounterarguments about whether healthcareethics consultation is a profession haveignored the historical and culturalExpand
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The problem of gender quotas: women's representatives on Timor-Leste's suku councils
This article examines the experiences of women occupying reserved seats on the suku councils of Timor-Leste (each of which represents a number of small villages). The limited political participationExpand
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Democracy or democrazy? Local experiences of democratization in Timor-Leste
Since gaining independence from Indonesia in 1999, Timor-Leste has been pursuing an agenda of democratization. However, in the villages of Timor-Leste traditional ideas of socio-political legitimacyExpand
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A State of Hybridity: Lessons in Institutionalism from a Local Perspective
The meeting of worlds wherein state-based and customary governance interact is often viewed by policymakers in largely functional terms as two analytically separate sets of institutions that interactExpand
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Democracy Old and New: The Interaction of Modern and Traditional Authority in East Timorese Local Government
This article examines the evolving relationship between traditional and modern forms of political authority in local government in Timor-Leste. The “clash of paradigms” between traditional andExpand
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Towards Economic Diversification in Timor-Leste
Since 2002, when Timor-Leste gained independence, the people of Timor-Leste have faced many challenges. Not least has been the question of how to build an economy which is inclusive – bringingExpand
Ebb and Flow
S ummer days begin early on this island in Maine. Even when fog blankets the coast and coves, obscures the spruce tops and thumping lobster boats putting out from the harbor, I rise at dawn. I makeExpand