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A liberal-local hybrid peace project in action? The increasing engagement between the local and liberal in Timor-Leste

Wallis, Joanne


The liberal peace project has dominated state-building operations since the end of the Cold War, including in Timor-Leste. However, the attempt to institutionalise the liberal peace faced significant challenges in Timor-Leste's fragmented subsistence-based society. This resulted in the creation of shallowly rooted and poorly-understood liberal state institutions that were disconnected from the majority of Timorese, who continued to follow their local sociopolitical practices. In response, the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Review of International Studies
DOI: 10.1017/S0260210511000787


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