Corruption and Democracy: Political Corruption in Post-Soeharto Indonesia
Asran Jalal
Lecturer of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Nasional, Indonesia
DOI : https://doi.org/10.47191/ijsshr/v4-i10-08

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Post-Soeharto Indonesia, known as the era of reform and democracy, has not been able to inhibit corrupt behaviour by state officials at the central and local government levels, in legislative and executive institutions, or in the judiciary as a judicial institution. This article discusses and analyses the corruption process carried out by state officials, especially those occupying legislative, executive, and special judicial institutions at the central government level in interacting with each other and with outside institutions. The public's hope that ongoing democracy will be able to limit political corruption in Indonesia is only an illusion, considering the democracy model that developed in Indonesia post-Soeharto led to a patronage democracy, namely the interaction of power between state institutions which is based on mutually beneficial considerations. Another consideration is that the institution that administers justice which serves as law enforcement agency is involved in corrupt practices.


Political Corruption, Patronage Democracy, Bribes, Power Interaction


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