Dynamics of Democracy in Timor-Leste

The Birth of a Democratic Nation, 1999-2012

Rui Graça Feijó

Dynamics of Democracy in Timor-Leste

Rui Graça Feijó

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

260 pages | 5 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Cloth $124.00 ISBN: 9789089648044 Published July 2016 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
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 prointegrationist 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, and it uses the events, consequences, and lessons of that period to help us understand what to expect for similar experiments in democracy building elsewhere in the world. 
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