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‘Development’, resistance and the geographies of affect in Oecussi: Timor-Leste's Special Economic Zone (ZEESM)

Rose, Michael

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In 2013, it was announced that Timor-Leste's Oecussi enclave would become the site of a special economic zone. Arid, and inhabited mostly by semi-subsistence farmers from West Timor's Meto ethno-linguistic group, the plan entails remaking the enclave as an industrial, transport and tourism hub. To facilitate this, in mid-2015 the authorities began the process of clearing hundreds of indigenous gardens and homes from land slated for mega-projects intended to make the region attractive to foreign...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/118294
Source: Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography
DOI: 10.1111/sjtg.12190
Access Rights: Open Access

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