1st Edition

Routledge Revivals: Peacebuilding and National Ownership in Timor-Leste (2013)

By Sukehiro Hasegawa Copyright 2013
    316 Pages
    by Routledge

    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 2013, Peacebuilding and National Ownership in Timor-Leste is an insightful, analytical presentation of developments that took place in Timor-Leste from July 2002 to September 2006. It reflects an intimate knowledge of events during this period and provides a detailed focus on the Timorese people and their leaders who struggled to lay a foundation for a free, peaceful and democratic nation. The book’s central theme is that of the commitment of national leaders to national interest, rather than the establishment of perfect institutional mechanisms that determines the success of a post-conflict country in achieving its stability.


    List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

    Map of Timor-Leste


    1. The Beginning of a Peacebuilding Mission in Timor-Leste

    2. First Acts of National Governance (2002–2004)

    3. Growing Tensions in Timorese Society

    4. Internal Conflicts, Confrontations and Clashes in 2006

    5. Transitional Justice: Primacy of Truth or Justice for Reconciliation and Peace

    6. Premature Withdrawal of Peacekeepers and Transition to a Sustainable Development Framework

    7. UN Mission Management

    8. Legacy of UN Peacebuilding in Timor-Leste

    Appendix I: Chronology

    Appendix II: Government Ministers and Senior Officials of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste