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In Search Of White Elephants: The Political Economy of Resource Income Expenditure in East Timor

Scambary, James


ABSTRACT: A little more than a decade after independence, the small island state of East Timor is exhibiting the hallmarks of a neo-patrimonialist state. Since 2008, utilizing its considerable oil reserves, the government has embarked on a major infrastructure development program. However, despite a complex regulatory regime to safeguard the quality and transparency of spending, these systems have been routinely bypassed by executive-style decision making and a variety of informal and sub-legal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/14672715.2015.1041281


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