Security, Development and Nation-Building in Timor-Leste : A Cross-sectoral Assessment Hardback
Edited by Vandra (Flinders University, Australia) Harris, Andrew (University of Wollongong, Australia) Goldsmith
Part of the Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series series
Despite Timor-Leste's high expectations when it became independent from Indonesia in 2002, the country is ranked among the least developed countries in the world.
It has found itself at the centre of international attention in the last decade, with one of the biggest interventions in UN history, as well as receiving amongst the highest per capita rates of bilateral assistance in the Asia-Pacific region.
This book draws together the perspectives of practitioners, policy-makers and academics on the international efforts to rebuild one of the world's newest nations.
The contributors consider issues of peace-building, security and justice sector reform as well as human security in Timor-Leste, locating these in the broader context of building nation, stability and development.
The book includes two demographic studies that can be used to critically examine the nation's possible future.
Engaging in deliberate consideration of both practical and theoretical complexities of international interventions, this book will be of interest to academics and students in the fields of Development, Security and Southeast Asian Studies.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 270 pages, 12 Line drawings, black and white; 13 Tables, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 21/06/2011
- Category: Peace studies & conflict resolution
- ISBN: 9780415601245