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Dynamics of democracy in Timor-Leste : the birth of a democratic nation, 1999-2012

Author: Rui Feijó
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2016.
Series: Emerging Asia, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Indonesian province of Timor-Leste made international news when it decided to break away from Indonesia in 1999. The decision sparked deadly rampages by pro-integrationist militias, violence that only abated when the UN sent a force to maintain peace and help ease the way to actual independence. This book details the political history of Timor-Leste, both preceding and following the declaration of independence,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rui Feijó
ISBN: 9789089648044 9089648046 9048526337 9789048526338
OCLC Number: 930771798
Description: 335 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Nancy Bermeo --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Democracy in the 21st century --
Assessing the odds --
Constitutionalism old and new in the "UN Kingdom" of Timor-Leste --
Elections in a young democracy --
Semi-presidentialism with 'independent" presidents --
Grassroots democracy --
Epilogue --
List of acronyms --
References --
Index --
List of tables.
Series Title: Emerging Asia, 2.
Responsibility: Rui Grac̦a Feijó.

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This book details the political history of Timor-Leste, both preceding and following its declaration of independence.  Read more...

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Given that the next general elections in Timor-Leste will take place in 2017, this extremely interesting book is a timely and valuable analysis of the state of the polity that will be re-assessed by Read more...

 
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