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Property, State Land and Lisan: Reassembling the Land and the State in Post-Independence Timor-Leste

Cryan, Meabh


Regulating land and property in Timor-Leste is a high-stakes game, intimately linked to identity, politics and processes of state- and nation-building. In the 17 years since Independence, land administration in Timor-Leste has been marked by protracted policy battles and contentious evictions. Beginning with colonial histories, I use an assemblage analytic to challenge the idea that laws, policies and legal definitions of property are technical acts. Instead I seek to lay bare the social and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5edf656a5bcea
Embargoed until: 2030-06-09


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