Timor-Leste: Interpreting Violence in a Post-Conflict State

Dennis Shoesmith

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    This paper explores how comparative, quantitative approaches to explaining post-conflict violence
    can be used alongside interpretative, qualitative analysis to construct a layered explanation of the
    violent crisis of May-June 2006 in Timor-Leste. The paper will first apply political risk analysis to
    explaining Timor-Leste’s recent experience of political violence and then consider explanations
    that draw on qualitative and interpretative social science approaches.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Crisis in Timor-Leste
    Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding the Past, Imagining the Future
    EditorsDR Sheosmith
    Place of PublicationDarwin
    PublisherCharles Darwin University Press
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)9780980384628
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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