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dc.contributor.editorBovensiepen, Judith
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-07 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-01 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-07 14:19:58
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T11:50:25Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T11:50:25Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier1002643
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/27365
dc.description.abstractFor the people of Timor-Leste, independence promised a fundamental transformation from foreign occupation to self-rule, from brutality to respect for basic rights, and from poverty to prosperity. In the eyes of the country’s political leaders, revenue from the country’s oil and gas reserves is the means by which that transformation could be effected. Over the past decade, they have formulated ambitious plans for state-led development projects and rapid economic growth. Paradoxically, these modernist visions are simultaneously informed by and contradict ideas stemming from custom, religion, accountability and responsibility to future generations. This book explores how the promise of prosperity informs policy and how policy debates shape expectations about the future in one of the world’s newest and poorest nation-states.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1Q Other geographical groupings, oceans & seas::1QF Political, socio-economic & strategic groupings::1QFG Developing countries
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSL Ethnic studies::JFSL9 Indigenous peoples
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.otherTimor-Leste
dc.subject.otherSocial Policy
dc.subject.otherEconomic Development
dc.subject.otherOil
dc.titleThe Promise of Prosperity
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.22459/PP.2018
oapen.relation.isPublishedByddc8cc3f-dd57-40ef-b8d5-06f839686b71
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameANU Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://press.anu.edu.au/
oapen.pages268


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