Tuesday, 22 September 2009

[TimorLesteStudies] New Working Paper: Higashi, D. The Challenge of Constructing Legitimacy in Peacebuilding: Case of Timor-Leste

It appears to be a widely shared understanding that it is imperative for peacebuilders to construct legitimacy in the eyes of local people and leaders. Surprisingly, however, the concrete methods or policies to obtain this "local legitimacy" have not been fully examined. The objective of this report is to address this critical question by examining key policies regarding legitimacy construction in Timor-Leste peacebuilding. The report is based on more than 45 individual interviews with key political leaders as well as a total of 319 opinion surveys in three districts.

Bu V.E. Wilson
Centre for International Governance and Justice
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Australian National University
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