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The Promise of Prosperity: Visions of the Future in Timor-Leste

Bovensiepen, Judith

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For the people of Timor-Leste, independence promised a fundamental transformation from foreign occupation to self-rule, from brutality to respect for basic rights, and from poverty to prosperity. In the eyes of the country’s political leaders, revenue from the country’s oil and gas reserves is the means by which that transformation could be effected. Over the past decade, they have formulated ambitious plans for state-led development projects and rapid economic growth. Paradoxically, these...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2018-12
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/202650
DOI: 10.22459/PP.2018
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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