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Activism and Aid

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The cover photo shows the author with a team of staff and student researchers from UNTL, led by Community Development Department Director Abel dos Santos, when undertaking research in 2013. The team visited the memorial site of the Kraras Massacre in Viqueque District, where, during the occupation, all men and boys were rounded up and shot, and Kraras became known as the ‘village of widows’. This visit was an emotional occasion for the students, some of whom had family members die there. They demonstrated their solidarity with the struggle with raised fists.

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The Monash Asia Series

Activism and Aid: Young Citizens’ Experiences of Development and Democracy in Timor-Leste is published as part of the Monash Asia Series.

The Monash Asia Series comprises works that make a significant contribution to our understanding of one or more Asian nations or regions. The individual works that make up this multi-disciplinary series are selected on the basis of their contemporary relevance.

The Monash Asia Series of the Monash Asia Institute replaces Monash University’s MAI Press imprint, which, from the early 1970s, has demonstrated this University’s strong interest and expertise in Asian studies.

Monash Asia Series Editorial Board

Professor Marika Vicziany, Chair, Professor of Asian Political Economy, Monash Asia Institute, Faculty of Arts

Professor Greg Barton, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Arts

Associate Professor Gloria Davies, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts

Dr Julian Millie, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Arts

Dr Jagjit Plahe, Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics

Dr David Templeman, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Faculty of Arts

National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication entry:
Creator: Wigglesworth, Ann, author.
Title: Activism and aid : young citizens’ experiences of development and democracy in Timor-Leste / Ann Wigglesworth.
ISBN: 9780980510874 (paperback)
Series: Monash Asia series.
Subjects: Economic assistance--Timor-Leste.
Timor-Leste--Politics and government--2002-
Timor-Leste--Foreign relations.
Dewey Number: 338.95987

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Activism and Aid

   by Ann Wigglesworth