Justice and Governance in East Timor: Indigenous Approaches and the 'new Subsistence State'

  title={Justice and Governance in East Timor: Indigenous Approaches and the 'new Subsistence State'},
  author={Rod Nixon},
  • R. Nixon
  • Published 18 November 2011
  • Political Science
Introduction 1. States, Weak States and New Subsistence States 2. State Development in East Timor: Geographic and Historical Factors in the Pre-Colonial and Colonial Periods 3. The Emergence of Politics and Political Conflict: Developments April 1974 to December 1975 4. The Indonesian Period: An Assessment of the Consequences for State Development 5. The Transition to Statehood 6. Governance in a New State 7. Timorese Systems of Justice and Conflict Resolution and the New Subsistence State 8… 
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