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Security Perception after the Completion of UN Peacekeeping in Timor-Leste

Han Dorussen

Abstract

Surveys are a valuable complement to field research and quantitative objective data. A small survey of the perception of security in Timor-Leste following the departure of UN peacekeepers shows most reporting that security has continued to improve. More vulnerable respondents are however more likely to regret the UN exit. Retrospectively the evaluation of the UN is largely positively, but few regret that the mission has completed.


Corresponding author: Han Dorussen, Department of Government, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO3 4SQ Essex, UK, E-mail:

Acknowledgments

Previously presented at the 2015 Jan Tinbergen Conference of the Network of European Peace Scientists, June 2015, University of Warwick. Field research sponsored by a British Academy/Leverhume Small Grant SG121877.

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Published Online: 2015-8-26
Published in Print: 2015-12-1

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