Timor-Leste

Peake top of the pile with ACT book of the year

Stories of Timor-Leste by ANU College of Asia and the Pacific academic wins $10,000 prize.

Can Xanana Gusmao anoint his successor?

Timor-Leste’s departing PM still seeks to play a major role in the country’s often volatile and rocky politics.

Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future: Memory Frictions and Nation-Making in Timor-Leste

This Discussion Paper invesitgates state-sponsored memorialisation and commemoration in Timor-Leste and what effect that it has on nation building efforts.

Strong states need people-driven constitutions

New study shows the link between people, constitutions and stronger states.

Influences and Echoes of Indonesia in Timor-Leste

Since 1999, when a UN transitional administration was established in the wake of the vote for independence from Indonesia, the case of Timor-Leste has been a

Emerging Middle Classes in Timor-Leste and Melanesia: Implications for Development and Democracy

This In Brief points to an emerging research agenda in key regional states, and the importance of further study into the economic and political values, inter

The ‘Resource Curse’ in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is one of the world’s most petroleumexport- dependent countries.

Timor-Leste’s Revolving Door Parliament

Western Melanesian parliaments2 are routinely characterised as revolving door, with roughly half (and sometimes more) of the sitting members losing their sea

Timor-Leste’s Veterans’ Pension Scheme: Who are the Beneficiaries and Who is Missing Out?

Since the security crisis of 2006–07, the East Timoresegovernment has increasingly relied upon cash paymentschemes to mitigate further conflict and to providea form of social security. A series of schemes haveprovided payments to different groups, including:people displaced by the crisis, the military officersthat helped inflame the crisis, the elderly and disabled,and female-headed households with school-agedchildren. By far the most significant — and expensive— scheme provides pensions to veterans of the resistancestruggle against the Indonesian occupation. Thispaper highlights who is benefiting from the veterans’pension scheme and who is missing out, and examinessome of the potential long-term ramifications.

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