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The Promise of Prosperity: Visions of the Future in Timor-Leste

Bovensiepen, Judith M., ed. (2018) The Promise of Prosperity: Visions of the Future in Timor-Leste. Pacific Series . ANU Press, Canberra ISBN 978-1-76046-252-9. E-ISBN 978-1-76046-253-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

For 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.

Item Type: Edited book
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: Judith Bovensiepen
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2018 09:52 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 10:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69858 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bovensiepen, Judith M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6092-7874
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