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Nahe Biti: The Philosophy and Process of Grassroots Reconciliation (and Justice) in East Timor.

Babo-Soares, Dionisio
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology. 5(1, April): 15-33.

UNTAET and the East Timorese have pursued formal reconciliation processes as part of
the nation-building effort in newly independent East Timor. These formal reconciliation
processes aim for closure and operate in the realm of national politics. In the meantime
local communities have been dealing with the issues of reintegrating refugees and
rebuilding social relationships through an inventive adaptation of traditional practices of
reconciliation. In contrast to the formal elite-level strategies, the grassroots strategies are
more concerned with process than formal outcomes. Author’s abstract.


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