Pattern and Root of Corruption

Analysis of corruption often inadequate because of too much emphasis on the corrupt individual. In truth, corruption does not emerge incidentally or randomly; as the corrupts are part of network in a pattern consisting PACM (Principal-Agent-Client-Middlemen). Therefore any corrupt individual is working systematically with his/her network, and it can be reconstructed who are involved.

This book ‘Pattern and Root of Corruption’ is based on literature research that Prof. Etty Indriati conducted as a Visiting Fellow under the guidance of Prof. Susan Rose-Ackerman at Yale University; and a course at the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Austria. Etty’s background as forensic anthropologist skillful in reconstructing human identity from fragmented bones and teeth in bomb blast, plane crashes as well as early humans Homo erectus, enrich the anthropological perspective in reconstructing pattern of corruption. Using this book, even mega corruption can be investigated and found the corrupts to be brought to justice.

Democracy, good governance and transparency activists, as well as public interest defenders will find this book helpful in their work. Politicians and public officials would-be would not be considered ready to pursue their career without any knowledge of the content of this book.

Etty Indriati is professor of anthropology at Gadjah Mada University Faculty of Medicine for 25 years. She received a Fulbright scholarship to undertake doctoral study at the University of Chicago.

The book which was published in April 2014 by Gramedia, the biggest publishing house in Indonesia, included seven commentaries, three of which are from Fulbright program alums: Prof. Ahmad Syafii Maarif, cultural luminarie and former Chairperson of Muhammadiyah, Dr. Wicaksono Saroso, Executive Director of Partnership for Governance Reform, and Wijayanto Samirin, anti corruption activist and Co-founder & Managing Director of Paramadina Public Policy Institute. The other commentators are Prof. Denny Indrayana, Deputy Minister of Law and Human Rights, Prof. Pratikno, Rector of Gadjah Mada University, Mr. Erry Riyana Hardjapamekas, Commissioner/ Deputy Chairperson of the Corruption Eradication Commission (2003-2007), and Mr. Hasrul Halili, Executive Director of Anti-Corrupation Studies Center, Gadjah Mada University School of Law.

Last Updated: Jun 21, 2017 @ 12:11 pm

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