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Building the wrong peace: re-viewing the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor through a political settlement lens

Ingram, Sue

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"This paper uses a political settlement lens to argue that the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET), which administered the territory from October 1999 through to its independence on 20 May 2002, largely fulfilled the elements of the security and governance mandate conferred on it by the United Nations Security Council but that this was not sufficient to create the conditions for lasting stability in East Timor. UNTAET succeeded in supporting the political and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorIngram, Sue
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-18T01:07:49Z
dc.date.available2013-04-18T01:07:49Z
dc.identifier.citationIngram, S. (2012). Building the wrong peace: Re-viewing the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor through a political settlement lens. SSGM Discussion Paper 2012/4. Canberra, ACT: ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
dc.identifier.issn1328-7854
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/9854
dc.description.abstract"This paper uses a political settlement lens to argue that the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET), which administered the territory from October 1999 through to its independence on 20 May 2002, largely fulfilled the elements of the security and governance mandate conferred on it by the United Nations Security Council but that this was not sufficient to create the conditions for lasting stability in East Timor. UNTAET succeeded in supporting the political and structural separation of the territory from Indonesia, in the process putting in place many of the elements of the machinery for the new state. However, it did not pay sufficient heed to the consequences of its decisions for the internal political settlement that was taking shape across Timor’s elites and the wider society. In order to examine the evolving political settlement over the life of UNTAET, this paper looks at three areas: the political space that opened up under UNTAET; the organisation of the transitional government; and the making of the Constitution for the future state of Timor-Leste ..." - page 1
dc.description.sponsorshipAusAID
dc.format.extent19 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper (The Australian National University, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program): 2012/4
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dc.rightsEmail request, from Program Administrator, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, dated 15 March, 2013, to add SSGM Discussion Papers to the ANU Open Access Research repository.
dc.source.urihttp://dpa.bellschool.anu.edu.au/ssgm-research-communication/discussion-paper-series
dc.subjectconflict
dc.subjectEast Timor
dc.subjectTimor-Leste
dc.titleBuilding the wrong peace: re-viewing the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor through a political settlement lens
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
dc.date.issued2012
local.publisher.urlhttp://ips.cap.anu.edu.au/ssgm/
local.type.statusPublished version
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program

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