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作者 Cummins, Deborah (Writer on Timor-Leste) author
書名 Local governance in Timor-Leste : lessons in postcolonial state-building / Deborah Cummins
出版項 London ; New York : Routledge, 2015
國際標準書號 9781138796355 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 亞太中心圖書室  JQ790.A988 .C84 2015    在架上    30620020140926
說明 145 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series ; 69
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
The imperative to 'develop' -- The making of political hybridity (a colonial history) -- Democratisation -- Local leadership -- Dispute resolution -- Economic relationships -- Clientelism and patronage -- Taking local politics seriously
"Across many parts of the postcolonial world, it is everyday reality for people to cross regularly between state-based and customary governance, institutions and norms. This book examines this in the context of the villages of Timor-Leste, and the state-building efforts that have been conducted by the Timorese government and international development agencies since the vote for independence in 1999. Drawing on 2 years of ethnographic fieldwork in the remote, rural areas of Timor-Leste, the book provides a critical analysis of the challenges that communities face when navigating coexisting customary and state-based structures and norms in a context where customary law continues to be the central guiding force. It also explores the various creative ways in which local leaders and community members make sense of their local governance environment. It then draws on these insights to provide a more nuanced, contextualised account of the impact of institutional interventions, state-building and democratisation within these villages. While set in the context of state- and nation-building efforts conducted by international and Timorese political leaders following Timor-Leste's vote for independence, the book also provides a broader critique about the issues involved in the postcolonial state adequately meeting the needs of its citizens"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Local government -- Timor-Leste
Nation-building -- Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste -- Politics and government -- 2002-
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