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11 Damien.indd 355 4/17/09 9:59:17 AM Timor-Leste Viqueque • 11 Damien.indd 356 4/17/09 9:59:17 AM Southeast Asian Affairs 2009 DAMIEN KINGSBURY is Director, Masters of International and Community Development, School of International and Political Studies, Deakin University, Australia. EAST TIMOR IN 2008 Year of Reconstruction Damien Kingsbury The near-fatal shooting of East Timor’s president, Jose Ramos-Horta, on 11 February 2008, by members of renegade Major Alfredo Reinado’s gang, and the death of Reinado himself, broke a deadlock in East

- gos, Calle 30 No 39, Mata los Indios, Villa Mella. T. 2399506 - Chur - 010307 East Timor Ambon Museum Siwa Lima, Jalan Taman Makmur, Ambon. T. 42841. Dir.: M.S. Supamena - Hist - 010308 Dili East Timorese Cultural Centre Museum Collecti- on, Kotak Pos 44, Dili. T. +670 417 855023., Dir.: Dr. José Ramos Horta - Hist / Folk / Dec - 010309 Museum Negeri Timor-Timur, Jalan Lecue, Dili 88111. T. +670 390 2756 - Loc - 010310 Halmahera Tengah Museum Sonyine Malige, Jalan Soa Sio Tidore, Halmahera Tengah - Loc - 010311 Tidore

BASIC INCOME STUDIES An International Journal of Basic Income Research Vol. 5, Issue 1 RESEARCH NOTE April 2010 The Right to Existence in Developing Countries: Basic Income in East Timor* David Casassas Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Daniel Raventós Universitat de Barcelona Julie Wark Independent Researcher Abstract – In this article we consider the potential of a Basic Income (BI) as a mechanism for promoting well-integrated and autonomous social and productive development in newly independent Democratic Republic of East Timor, and for

~;;;1f/l" • ~~~'·~·~ •o"'·8 -'a ~ < o·:;::,;r:.:·,:: ;,;·;0•.~ East Timor: Civil War- Causes and Consequences STEPHEN HOADLEY On 28 November, 1975, the leaders of the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (Fretilin) proclaimed the birth of the Democratic Republic of East Timor. The governments of four other former Portuguese African possessions -Angola, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, and Cape Verde-recognized the new Republic immediately, and the official press of the People's Republic of China and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam expressed

that incorporated new or improved technology, with returns more than sufficient to enable repayment of the loan with interest. 209 13 Finance Policies for East Timor Ross H. McLeod East Timor/final 29/7/01 6:22 PM Page 209 210 Ross H. McLeod AN ARGUMENT IN FAVOUR OF ACCELERATED FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT? Discussion of the role of finance in development often has much in common with the McKinnon view. The shortcomings of the banking system are por- trayed in terms of market failure, whereby banks allegedly fail to lend optimal amounts to particular kinds of entities

CHAPTER SEVEN Process and Pzcture East Tzmor IN the final two chapters the focus changes shghtly from the social processes of newsmakmg themselves to how these affect the p1cture of Southeast As1a conveyed through news coverage. Chapter Seven exammes th1s through a detailed casestudy of Austrahan press coverage of East Timor. Chapter Etght, titled Vanetles of Truth, exammes at a more general level the ways m whtch newsmakmg practices affect the content and quality of coverage. The decolomzat10n of East Timor and 1ts subsequent annexation by Indonesia

SETTING THE RIGHT POLICIES President Abdurrahman Wahid’s visit to East Timor in February 2000 paved the way for an important process of reconciliation between Indonesia and East Timor. This process may bring about more far-reaching results than reconcilia- tion, namely Indonesia’s constructive role in the development of East Timor as an independent state. Following that visit, an agreement was reached between Indonesia and the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) to initiate structured discussions covering a broad range of issues

An important decision in the design of macroeconomic policies in any country is the choice of currency and monetary regime. Not surprisingly, there is an enormous literature on currency and monetary regimes. This chapter sets out a policy menu for East Timor based on this literature, constructed in a way that suits the country’s characteristics and needs. There are two basic decisions to be made in choosing a currency and mon- etary regime. The first is whether to have a fixed or a flexible exchange rate. The decision to fix or float depends on weighing the