Between Coercion and Consent
- Author: Douglas Kammen, National University of Singapore
This Element explores the primary modes by which rulers have exercised power and shaped political relations in Timor-Leste across four distinct periods. The contrast between coercion under colonial rule and consent expressed through the 1999 referendum on independence exerted a powerful influence on scholarship on Timor-Leste's politics and future. Since the restoration of independence in 2002, however, politics in Timor-Leste are best understood in terms of powerful economic constraints during the first Fretilin government (2002–06), and thereafter, thanks to revenue from the country's petroleum reserves, a ruling strategy based on a wide range of inducements (rather than genuine consent).
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- Date Published: April 2019
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108568357
- contains: 2 tables
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Table of Contents
2. A violent past
3. The impossible dream: East Timor under the UN
4. Independence with constraints
5. Timor's purchase
7. Future research agendas.
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