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Activism and Aid: Young Citizens’ Experiences of Development and Democracy in East Timor

monograph
posted on 18.08.2020 by Ann Wigglesworth
Timor-Leste’s independence was forged at a time when international developmental theory had rejected top down approaches and recognised the importance of participatory approaches. When the United Nations and a multitude of bilateral and multilateral non-government organisations arrived in Timor-Leste in 1999 it was hoped that the international intervention would at last produce a development success story. But independence also brought the realisation that dreams for an independent Timor-Leste varied, often according to the dreamer’s generation. Three generations of Timorese: the political elite, a younger generation of independence activists (gerasaun foun) and today’s youth of independent Timor-Leste, each bring their own experiences and face different challenges in Timor-Leste. Today stark contrasts between the values of customary life and those of the modernising world place both community leaders and young Timorese at a crossroads. The experiences of the Timorese are unique, but this book reflects a broader analysis about how aid-influenced processes of development can work in greater harmony with people to realise their own visions of the future of the nation.

History

Paperback ISBN

9780980510874.0

e-PDF ISBN

9780980510881

e-pub ISBN

9781876924782

Mobi ISBN

9781876924812

Pages total

160

Size

234mm x 153mm

Series

Monash Asia Series

Publisher

Monash University Publishing

Print publication date

1/03/2016

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