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Realpolitik and resistance: the birth pangs of Timor Loro Sa'e

Andersson, Joel (2001)
Sociology
Abstract
During the turbulent times surrounding the independence of East Timor the writer of this thesis was working in Jakarta with the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees. It was in this position the writer got the idea to study the transformation of East Timor from an occupied territory within the Republic of Indonesia to an independent state, and what the main reasons were for this change to take place. The thesis starts off by explaining East Timor's historic setting. The thesis continues by looking into the actions and policies of the big political actors such as United States of America, Australian and the UN. This is followed by a close look on the role of the East Timorese people in general and some of the leaders such as Xanana... (More)
During the turbulent times surrounding the independence of East Timor the writer of this thesis was working in Jakarta with the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees. It was in this position the writer got the idea to study the transformation of East Timor from an occupied territory within the Republic of Indonesia to an independent state, and what the main reasons were for this change to take place. The thesis starts off by explaining East Timor's historic setting. The thesis continues by looking into the actions and policies of the big political actors such as United States of America, Australian and the UN. This is followed by a close look on the role of the East Timorese people in general and some of the leaders such as Xanana Gusmao and Jose Ramos Horta in particular. When examining the relationship between the international communities, the independence movement and its leaders the writer uses theories developed by Ron Eyerman and Andrew Jamison in their study "Social Movements - a Cognitive Approach". This approach clearly shows how the leaders of the Timorese independence movement are a product of the movement and not vice versa. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Joel
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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Sociology, Sociologi
language
English
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1355394
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2004-11-08
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  abstract     = {During the turbulent times surrounding the independence of East Timor the writer of this thesis was working in Jakarta with the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees. It was in this position the writer got the idea to study the transformation of East Timor from an occupied territory within the Republic of Indonesia to an independent state, and what the main reasons were for this change to take place. The thesis starts off by explaining East Timor's historic setting. The thesis continues by looking into the actions and policies of the big political actors such as United States of America, Australian and the UN. This is followed by a close look on the role of the East Timorese people in general and some of the leaders such as Xanana Gusmao and Jose Ramos Horta in particular. When examining the relationship between the international communities, the independence movement and its leaders the writer uses theories developed by Ron Eyerman and Andrew Jamison in their study "Social Movements - a Cognitive Approach". This approach clearly shows how the leaders of the Timorese independence movement are a product of the movement and not vice versa.},
  author       = {Andersson, Joel},
  keyword      = {Sociology,Sociologi},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Realpolitik and resistance: the birth pangs of Timor Loro Sa'e},
  year         = {2001},
}