The Authoritarian Temptation in East Timor: Nationbuilding and the Need for Inclusive Governance

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

(2006) The Authoritarian Temptation in East Timor: Nationbuilding and the Need for Inclusive Governance, Asian Survey 46(4): 575–596.

​Three political arenas in East Timor are examined in relation to the goal of consolidating peace: governance under Fretilin leadership, the issue of official languages, and the security sector. The article finds that inclusiveness, transparency, and efforts to minimize conflict are lacking in current policies and political processes.