Poor people’s politics in East Timor

  title={Poor people’s politics in East Timor},
  author={Caroline Hughes},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={908 - 928}
  • C. Hughes
  • Published 4 May 2015
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Third World Quarterly
Poor people attempting to claim a share of resources in post-conflict societies seek allies internationally and nationally in attempts to empower their campaigns. In so doing, they mobilise the languages of liberalism, nationalism and local cultural tradition selectively and opportunistically both to justify stances that transgress the strictures of local culture and to cement alliances with more powerful actors. In the case of poor widows in East Timor the languages of nationalism, ritual and… 

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