Governance and Corruption
In 1998, a corrupt, autocratic regime was brought down by street protests amidst a deep economic crisis in Indonesia. Could such fundamental twin ruptures in politics and economy expose the workings of how political and economic power is constituted?
I wrote a PhD thesis on the topic:
The Politics of Wealth Distribution in Post-Soeharto Indonesia; Political Power, Corruption and Institutional Change (2004)
How can theory influence practice?
I returned to Indonesia to understand better how anti-corruption efforts work in real life. I now think one of the most useful ways of researching corruption is to really dig down into the functions it serves, which is different in every context.
I wrote on some governance reform issues for a subscription political analysis magazine…
…And worked for international agencies evaluating and designing governance and democratisation projects. Where aid money found local civil society organisations, it generally did good, but I can say from personal experience that the “aid industry” can be deeply problematic.
|Hicks, Jacqueline (March 2013) Advancing Indonesia’s Civil Society in Trade and Investment, Jakarta, EC.|
|Hicks, Jacqueline (August 2011) Support to the fight against corruption in Indonesia, Jakarta, UNODC.|
|Hicks, Jacqueline (October 2011) Strengthening the capacity of anti-corruption institutions in Indonesia, Jakarta, UNODC.|
|Hicks, Jacqueline (March 2011) Strengthening Judicial Integrity and Capacity in Indonesia (2008-2010), Jakarta, UNODC.|
|Hicks, Jacqueline (April 2010) Support to Indonesia’s Civil Society, Jakarta, European Commission.|
|Hicks, Jacqueline (October 2006), Evaluation of the Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia, Jakarta, European Commission.|
|Maurer, Ralf; Hendytio, Medelina; Hicks, Jacqueline; Setiyono, Budi (March 2006), Outcome Evaluation of the Agenda for Governance Reform in Indonesia 2000-2005, Jakarta, UNDP.|
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