KKN and the Future of Indonesia
Presented by: Prof. Peter King (IIAS Affiliated Fellow)
Date and time: Wednesday 15 June 15.15 - 16.30 hrs
Venue: Leiden University, Building 1103, Nonnensteeg 1-3, Room 329
All experts and most Indonesians are agreed that political reformasi since 1998 and the fall of Suharto have failed to check corruption, commonly referred to as KKN: Korupsi, Kolusi dan Nepotisme. The government of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has made the fight against KKN its chief priority, but the results so far have been disappointing.
Why is the struggle against corruption so difficult? What are the main mechanisms for its increasing proliferation? Who are the principal beneficiaries? Can Indonesian civil society reverse the ever-growing threat of KKN? What are the long-term implications of failure in the struggle?
Peter King is a research associate in the School of Economics and Politics at the University of Sydney. He was founding President, later Director, of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Sydney University. His publications include: West Papua and Indonesia since Suharto: Independence, Autonomy or Chaos? University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2004.
International Institute for Asian Studies
Ms. Lena Scheen