Harnessing lisan in peacebuilding: Development of the legal framework related to traditional governance mechanisms in timor-leste

Satoru Miyazawa, Naori Miyazawa

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Abstract

This article contributes to the discourse on hybridity by reviewing the development of the legal framework related to traditional governance mechanisms in Timor-Leste in the twenty years since independence in 2002. It analyzes how this framework has contributed to nurturing governance in the country and argues that traditional governance mechanisms have had a considerable role in improving governance since independence. It is also argued that with regulation and proper support from stakeholders, a traditional governance system can facilitate democratization, and that the host community can become the driver of positive change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-181
Number of pages19
JournalAsian Journal of Peacebuilding
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hybridity
  • Lisan
  • Nahe Biti
  • Timor-Leste
  • ‌Traditional governance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Safety Research
  • Political Science and International Relations

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