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East Timor's Independence, Indonesia and ASEAN

  • Jean A. Berlie


  • Explains how history, traditions and human factors have shaped the contemporary politics of East Timor, Indonesia, and ASEAN

  • Presents a complex political system, in which both traditional laws and contemporary Timorese and Indonesian politics are integrated

  • Examines broader issues such as the politics of modernization, development, youth education and their importance for the stability of East Timor


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About this book


This book explains how history and traditions have shaped Timorese politics, as well as the role that Indonesia and ASEAN play for the country's future . It tries to understand a complex political system in which both traditional laws and contemporary politics are integrated, and examines the effects of Portuguese colonization, Indonesian neo-colonialism, United Nations missions, and electoral democracy. The volume also addresses broader issues such as the politics of modernization, the question of development, and youth education. The possibilities presented by the new president, Luo-Olo, as well as the upcoming parliamentary elections, make this project a timely contribution that confirms the vibrancy of East Timor's democratic process and bi-party political system.


Timor-Leste ASEAN Fretilin CNRT Timorese Political Development Timorese politics Portuguese colonization Indonesian neo-colonialism United Nations missions politics of modernization

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean A. Berlie
    • 1
  1. 1.The Education University of Hong KongTai PoHong Kong

About the editors

Jean A. Berlie is Researcher at The Education University of Hong Kong, China.

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