Irregular forces in Timor-Leste

Yuji Uesugi*

*この研究の対応する著者

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This chapter develops a typology of irregular forces that have played a major role in post-conflict Timor-Leste. Three irregular forces-(1) veterans groups, (2) martial/ritual arts groups, and (3) rebel groups-are outlined and their trajectories examined. The chapter depicts a recurring pattern of a pathway taken by the first two categories of irregular forces: leaders are going into politics while keeping their irregular forces intact, effectively maintaining their influence on both the political process and the fate of the irregular forces. The chapter also explains the process through which rebel groups have been dissolved. Some members of the irregular forces have been absorbed into private security companies as private security guards, highlighting a passage that can be described as transformed but preserving its capacity as a force. Two decades after the conflict ended, the political leadership in Timor-Leste now faces a critical generational turnover, in which a new generation of leaders seeks to seize power in an emerging democracy.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルPathways for Irregular Forces in Southeast Asia
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルMitigating Violence with Non-State Armed Groups
出版社Taylor and Francis
ページ73-92
ページ数20
ISBN(電子版)9781000545944
ISBN(印刷版)9780367699581
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2022 1月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 社会科学(全般)

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