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Democracy and corruption in Indonesia

  • Budi Kurniawan

Bandar Lampung | Tue, January 17 2012 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM Indonesia today faces an enormous problem related to corruption. Almost every day we read in the newspapers about corruption cases implicating state officials.

Given Indonesia’s shift to democracy more than a decade ago, many have been tempted to question whether rampant corruption during this period is actually the fruit of democracy.

Evidence shows democracies create more dangero...