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Institutionalized public sector corruption: a legacy of the Suharto franchise

McLeod, Ross

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Attempts to maintain prices different from those that would otherwise be determined by supply and demand are virtually guaranteed to result in illegal behaviour, including in the case of laws that determine the salaries of civil servants. In Indonesia, private sector salaries are highly progressive with respect to increasing levels of responsibility, whereas the civil service structure is very flat, resulting in an enormous gap between private and public sector salaries at higher levels of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMcLeod, Ross
dc.contributor.editorEdward Aspinall
dc.contributor.editorGerry van Klinken
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:26:55Z
dc.identifier.isbn9789067183710
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/53977
dc.description.abstractAttempts to maintain prices different from those that would otherwise be determined by supply and demand are virtually guaranteed to result in illegal behaviour, including in the case of laws that determine the salaries of civil servants. In Indonesia, private sector salaries are highly progressive with respect to increasing levels of responsibility, whereas the civil service structure is very flat, resulting in an enormous gap between private and public sector salaries at higher levels of management. As a consequence, informal�and often illegal�income generating practices are observed that make public sector careers far more attractive than formal remuneration levels would suggest. It is argued here that it is unhelpful to view endemic corruption simply in terms of unprincipled behaviour. Rather, it is best understood in terms of institutional weakness in the form of continued reliance on entrenched personnel management practices from the Soeharto era that deliberately ignored market realities.
dc.publisherKITLV Press
dc.relation.ispartofThe State and Illegality in Indonesia
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleInstitutionalized public sector corruption: a legacy of the Suharto franchise
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor140202 - Economic Development and Growth
local.identifier.absfor160606 - Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4002919xPUB288
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMcLeod, Ross, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage45
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage64
local.identifier.doi.1163/9789004253681_004
local.identifier.absseo940203 - Political Systems
local.identifier.absseo919999 - Economic Framework not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:30:07Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationLeiden, Netherlands
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