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Out of the Ashes

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ISBN: 9789751229083 Year: Pages: 276 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459402 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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History; Timor; East timor

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Divided Loyalties

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ISBN: 9781760462369 9781760462376 Year: Pages: 226 DOI: 10.22459/DL.09.2018 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Ethnology --- Languages and Literatures
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Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, this study explores the ideas of belonging and citizenship among former pro-autonomy East Timorese who have elected to settle indefinitely in West Timor. The study follows different East Timorese groups and examines various ways they construct and negotiate their socio-political identities following the violent and destructive separation from their homeland. The East Timorese might have had Indonesia as their destination when they left the eastern half of the island in the aftermath of the referendum, but they have not relinquished their cultural identities as East Timorese. The study highlights the significance of the notions of origin, ancestry and alliance in our understanding of East Timorese place-making and belonging to a particular locality. Another feature of belonging that informs East Timorese identity is their narrative of sacrifice to maintain connections with their homeland and move on with their lives in Indonesia. These sacrificial narratives elaborate an East Timorese spirit of struggle and resilience, a feature further exemplified in the transformation of their political activities within the Indonesian political system.

Crisis Policymaking: Australia and the East Timor Crisis of 1999

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ISBN: 9781921666575 Year: Pages: 175 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458922 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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East Timor’s violent transition to independence, which began early in 1999, presented the Australian Government with a significant foreign policy crisis. This crisis was not sudden, totally unexpected or ultimately threatening to Australia’s survival. But the crisis consumed the attention of Australian leaders, saw significant national and international resources employed, and led to the largest operational deployment for the Australian Defence Force since the Vietnam War. This crisis also created a significant rupture in the hitherto carefully-managed relationships between Australia and its important neighbor, Indonesia. The events of September 1999 ultimately led to the birth of a new nation and the deaths of many people who might have otherwise expected to enjoy that independence. In this major study, David Connery examines how the Australian Government—at the political and bureaucratic levels—developed and managed national security policy in the face of this crisis. The events, and the policymaking processes that both led and followed, are reconstructed using sixty interviews with key participants. This study identifies certain characteristics of crisis policymaking in Australia that include a dominant executive, secrecy, external actors and complexity.

Three Centuries of Conflict in East Timor

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Book Series: Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights ISBN: 9780813574103 9780813574127 9780813574110 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Rutgers University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102445
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One of the most troubling but least studied features of mass political violence is why mass violence often recurs in the same place over long periods of time. Douglas Kammen explores this pattern in Three Centuries of Conflict in East Timor, studying East Timor’s tragic past, and focusing on the small district of Maubara. This book combines an archival trail and rich oral interviews to reconstruct the history of the leading families of Maubara from 1712 until 2012.

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