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- DescriptionFocusing on the case study of Timor Leste, this book presents the New Subsistence State as a conceptual tool for understanding governance challenges in countries characterised by subsistence ecomic and social relations. It examines the ways in which Timor Leste conforms to the typology of the New Subsistence State, taking into consideration geographic, historical and socio-political aspects. The book defines a New Subsistence State as an overwhelmingly subsistence ecomy corresponding to little or historical experience of the generation and administration of large surpluses, with minimal labour specialisation, and the predominance, especially in rural areas, of traditional authority relations. It looks at how these features restrict the capacity of the new state to operate effectively in accordance with the modern state model. The book presents a case for prioritising sustainable approaches to public administration in New Subsistence State contexts. It goes on to examine the historical role of village justice systems, and demonstrates how a community justice and mediation program building on existing capacities could prove an ecomical means of promoting human rights values and reducing the burden on the national courts. The book presents an interesting contribution to studies on Southeast Asian Politics and Governance.
- Author BiographyRod Nixon is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Charles Darwin University, Australia. His research interests include state-building and governance in non-state social contexts, and he has worked as a consultant for clients including the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
- Author(s)Rod Nixon
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication11/11/2013
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note6 black & white illustrations, 5 black & white tables, 3 black & white halftones, 3 black & white line drawings
- Weight430 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine18 mm
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