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|Title:||Building Relationships across the Timor Sea: An Evaluation of the Australian/Timorese Friendship Agreements||Contributor(s):||Spence, Rebecca (author); Ninnes, Fiona Marion (author)||Publication Date:||2007||DOI:||10.1002/pad.459||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1738||Abstract:||This article explores the concept and dynamics of the newly formed, and increasingly popular, Friendship Agreements, between local councils in Australia, and their counterpart district administrations in Timor Leste. The history and purpose of international municipal links are explored and contrasted with current Friendship Agreement policy and practice. The key elements of making international municipal links a success are examined and the main impediments to forging and maintaining sustainable partnerships are discussed and contrasted with the Australian/Timorese experience. The article offers suggestions for creating sustainable, vibrant links. It argues that those Agreements built on notions of paternalism are less likely to succeed than those that are committed to relationship and trust building between and within communities in Australia and Timor Leste.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Public Administration and Development, 27(4), p. 333-340||Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Ltd||Place of Publication:||United States of America||ISSN:||0271-2075||Field of Research (FOR):||160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 56
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