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The Long Haul: Citizen Participation in Timor-Leste Land Policy

Cryan, Meabh

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The Timorese citizen and the United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) representative quoted above had attended and were describing the same land law consultation meeting held in Los Palos in July 2009. The disparity in their observations (later cited in a Rede ba Rai press release) highlights one of the key problems surrounding land policy development processes in Timor-Leste. Development practitioners largely see the process of consultation as a beneficial but technical process,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCryan, Meabh
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-24T22:40:47Z
dc.identifier.issn1328-7854
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/98443
dc.description.abstractThe Timorese citizen and the United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) representative quoted above had attended and were describing the same land law consultation meeting held in Los Palos in July 2009. The disparity in their observations (later cited in a Rede ba Rai press release) highlights one of the key problems surrounding land policy development processes in Timor-Leste. Development practitioners largely see the process of consultation as a beneficial but technical process, an element of policy creation to be carried out where time and resources allow. Citizens and participants in consultation meetings on the other hand see these processes as highly political and in the case of the Los Palos land law consultation of 2009, largely disempowering
dc.description.sponsorshipAusAID
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program, The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper (The Australian National University, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program): 2015/13
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dc.rightsThe permission is archived ERMS2230096
dc.source.urihttp://dpa.bellschool.anu.edu.au/ssgm-research-communication/discussion-paper-series
dc.titleThe Long Haul: Citizen Participation in Timor-Leste Land Policy
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume2015
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor160499 - Human Geography not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.absfor160601 - Australian Government and Politics
local.identifier.absfor160606 - Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3297900xPUB180
local.type.statusPublished version
local.contributor.affiliationCryan, Meabh, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue13
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage12
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5f20065877eb1
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T09:53:00Z
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program

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