This project focused on examining the meaning and motivation for citizenship engagement in contemporary urban communities in Dili, Timor-Leste.
RMIT University and Timor-Leste Research Program
Working at the time of the 2012 Parliamentary and Presidential elections, a small research team comprised of student interns from the International Studies and International Development Program, along with GRC staff and four East Timorese staff, undertook surveys and interviews in three sites within Dili.
The team collected election-related material and interviewed staff working with international organisations. The project is particularly interested in the process of political decision-making and the nature of people’s relationship to the political process and the state more generally in post-conflict and post-colonial societies. The data will be used to produce academic publications and reports.
Project team: Damian Grenfell, Emily Toome and Kathryn Higgins