A New Era?: Timor-Leste after the UN
edited by Sue Ingram, Andrew Mcwilliam, Lia Kent

Paperback | Sep 2015 | ANU Press | 9781925022506 | 280pp | 250x176mm | RFB | AUD$48.00, NZD$59.99

Timor-Leste has made impressive progress since its historic achievement of independence in 2002. From the instability that blighted its early years, the fledgling democratic country has achieved strong economic growth and a gradual reinstatement of essential social services. A decade on in 2012, Presidential and Parliamentary elections produced smooth political transitions and the extended UN peacekeeping presence in the country came to an end. But significant challenges remain. This book, a product of the inaugural Timor-Leste Update held at The Australian National University in 2013 to mark the end of Timor-Leste’s first decade as a new nation, brings together a vibrant collection of papers from leading and emerging scholars and policy analysts.