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Author Aspinall, Edward.

Title State and Illegality in Indonesia.

Imprint Brill, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource
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Series Power and Place in Southeast Asia ; v. 269
Power and place in Southeast Asia.
Note Print version record.
Contents The state and illegality in Indonesia -- A system of exemptions : historicizing state illegality in Indonesia -- Institutionalized public sector corruption : a legacy of the Suharto franchise -- The state as marketplace : slush funds and intra-elite rivalry -- The limits of legality : state, governance and resource control in Indonesia -- Travelling the aspal route : grey labour migration through an Indonesian border town -- Funding pilkada : illegal campaign financing in Indonesia's social elections -- Building relations : corruption, competition and cooperation in the construction industry -- The education sector : the fragmentation and adaptability of corruption -- Judicial mafia : the courts and state illegality in Indonesia -- Out of wedlock : migrant police partnerships in east Kalimantan -- Reconfiguring rackets : racket regimes, protection and the state in post-New Order Jakarta -- Orchestrating transnational crime : security sector politics as a Trojan horse for anti-reformists.
THE STATE AND ILLEGALITY IN INDONESIA -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- About the authors -- EDWARD ASPINALL AND GERRY VAN KLINKEN -- The state and illegality in Indonesia -- Theoretical and historical perspectives -- ROBERT CRIBB -- A system of exemptions Historicizing state illegality in Indonesia -- ROSS H. McLEOD -- Institutionalized public sector corruption A legacy of the Suharto franchise -- HOWARD DICK AND JEREMY MULHOLLAND -- The state as marketplace Slush funds and intra-elite rivalry -- Cases and sectors -- JOHN F. McCARTHY
The limits of legality State, governance and resource control in Indonesia MICHELE FORD AND LENORE LYONS -- Travelling the aspal route Grey labour migration through an Indonesian border town -- MARCUS MIETZNER -- Funding pilkada Illegal campaign financing in Indonesia�s local elections -- GERRY VAN KLINKEN AND EDWARD ASPINALL -- Building relations Corruption, competition and cooperation in the construction industry -- J. DANANG WIDOYOKO -- The education sector The fragmentation and adaptability of corruption -- SIMON BUTT AND TIM LINDSEY
Judicial mafia The courts and state illegality in Indonesia Illegality and insecurity -- GERBEN NOOTEBOOM -- Out of wedlock Migrant�police partnerships in East Kalimantan -- IAN WILSON -- Reconfiguring rackets Racket regimes, protection and the state inpost-New Order Jakarta -- JUN HONNA -- Orchestrating transnational crime Security sector politics as a Trojan horse for anti-reformists -- Abbreviations -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Language English.
Summary The popular 1998 reformasi movement that brought down President Suharto's regime demanded an end to illegal practices by state officials, from human rights abuse to nepotistic investments. Yet today, such practices have proven more resistant to reform than people had hoped. Many have said corruption in Indonesia is "entrenched". We argue it is precisely this entrenched character that requires attention. What is state illegality entrenched in and how does it become entrenched? This involves The state and illegality in Indonesia studying actual cases. Our observations led us to rethink fundamental ideas about the nature of the state in Indonesia, especially regarding its socially embedded character. We conclude that illegal practices by state officials are not just aberrations to the state, they are the state. Almost invariably, illegality occurs as part of collective, patterned, organized and collaborative acts, linked to the competition for political power and access to state resources. While obviously excluding many without connections, corrupt behaviour also plays integrative and stabilizing functions. Especially at the lower end of the social ladder, it gets a lot of things done and is often considered legitimate. This book may be read as a defence of area studies approaches. Without the insights that grew from applying our area studies skills, we would still be constrained by highly stylised notions of the state, which bear little resemblance to the state's actual workings. The struggle against corruption is a long-term political process. Instead of trying to depoliticize it, we believe the key to progress is greater popular participation. With contributions from Simon Butt, Robert Cribb, Howard Dick, Michele Ford, Jun Honna, Tim Lindsey, Lenore Lyons, John McCarthy, Ross McLeod, Marcus Mietzner, Jeremy Mulholland, Gerben Nooteboom, J Danang Widoyoko and Ian Wilson. This book is the result of a series of workshops supported, among others, by the Australian-Netherlands Research Collaboration (ANRC). "An intriguing ... and thought-provoking volume on the nexus between the state and illegality. It treats illegality not as an abnormality, but as an integral aspect of statecraft and social life. The book advances theoretical discussions, embedding them in rich empirical material that sheds light on the ways in which people in different localities and sectors in Indonesia use, make sense of, and negotiate illegality. It will benefit students and scholars from various disciplines, seeking to explore the social meanings and functions of illegality in the everyday life of the nation." Barak Kalir, University of Amsterdam.
Subject Illegality -- Indonesia.
Social sciences (General)
Illégalité -- Indonésie.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General.
Indexed Term corruption
illegal practices
illegale praktijken
In: OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). OAPEN
Books at JSTOR: Open Access. JSTOR
Other Form: Print version: 9781299784192
ISBN 1299784194 (electronic bk.)
9781299784192 (electronic bk.)
9789004253681 (electronic bk.)
9004253688 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_368290 doi
AU@ 000058146547
AU@ 000061362147
DEBBG BV044084911
DEBSZ 449512762
GBVCP 101494421X
GBVCP 86573562X
AU@ 000066529403
AU@ 000069159090

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