SPIRITUAL ECOLOGIES AND CUSTOMARY GOVERNANCE IN POST-CONFLICT EAST TIMOR

Grant number: DP160104519 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

This project examines the dynamics of a 'return to custom’ in post-conflict East Timor: a set of practices connecting ancestral house communities with complex ecologies upon which people's livelihoods and well-being depend. Drawing on extensive background experience and detailed comparative studies, the project plans to consider the contribution of custom and its inter-generational legacies to the development of sustainable social and environmental policies of governance. The project is designed to be both a timely study of social renewal in post-conflict societies, and a contribution to the possibilities of sustainable environmental and resource management in East Timor and the wider region..

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