Development and Environmental Politics Unmasked: Authority, Participation and Equity in East Timor (BOK)

Christopher J. Shepherd

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Focusing on rural development and environmental management, this book brings together the detailed history of development in East Timor under two colonial regimes and under the contemporary conditions of national independence. It addresses two comparative areas of development: across the three political regimes and across four case studies of projects delivered by various national or international development agencies in independent East Timor. Employing an original classificatory framework for kinds of approaches to development - coercive orders, mandated orders, negotiated orders - the book covers the plantation-centred development of Portuguese Timor as a European colony and the integration-oriented development of 'Timor Timur' as Indonesia's 27th province. It examines the neoliberal 'democratic' development of East Timor (or Timor-Leste) in the current context of state and nation-building, before drawing on case studies to investigate how development proceeds as a negotiation between authoritative state, non-state and international actors and local people who need to adapt development and conservation projects to suit their lived realities. By using the history of East Timor to explore how particular modes of operationalising development interventions are intimately intertwined with the broader political system, this book makes a valuable contribution to the fields of Development Studies, Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Christopher J. Shepherd
Forlag
Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780415842655
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 582 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Development studies