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U4 Brief | Sep 2020

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in a context of nationalist oligarchy: Lessons from Indonesia

Aled Williams (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:13)
U4 Issue | Aug 2020

Corrupt networks in the Indonesian forestry sector. Politics and pulp in Pelalawan, Riau

In Indonesia, the persistence of illegal logging has long been attributed to corrupt networks involving powerful brokers, private sector entrepreneurs, and local political heads. But how do these networks function,...
Jacqui Baker (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:12)
U4 Issue | Aug 2020

Corrupt networks in the Indonesian forestry sector. Politics and pulp in Pelalawan, Riau

In Indonesia, the persistence of illegal logging has long been attributed to corrupt networks involving powerful brokers, private sector entrepreneurs, and local political heads. But how do these networks function,...
Jacqui Baker (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:12)
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2019

Why fix KPK when it is not broken?

Indonesia’s most promising attempt at controlling corruption and an inspiration for its peers internationally is about to lose a lot of what enabled it to be so effective and trusted...
Sofie Arjon Schütte (2019)
Jakarta Post 27 September
Journal Article | 2019

Will REDD+ safeguards mitigate corruption? Qualitative evidence from Southeast Asia

High levels of faith and finance have been invested in REDD+ as a promising global climate change mitigation policy. Since its inception in 2007, corruption has been viewed as a...
Aled Williams, Kendra Dupuy (2019)
in The Journal of Development Studies vol. 55 no. 10 pp. 2129-2144
Report in External Series | 2018

Third independent review of the Indonesia-Norway cooperation on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from REDD+

The LoI process was always expected to be a complex and innovative exercise involving many stakeholders and relationships, with progress marked by slow, directional change over a long period. The...
Julian Caldecott, Avi Mahaningtyas, Brendan Howard, David Williams and Philippa Lincoln (2018)
Edinburgh: LTS International
Journal Article | 2018

Faith on Trial: Blasphemy and 'lawfare' in Indonesia

This article develops the argument that blasphemy trials occupy a pivotal role in ‘religion-making’ in post-1998 Indonesia. Examining a blasphemy trial on the island of Lombok in 2010, I argue...
Kari Telle (2018)
in Ethnos vol. 83 no. 2 pp. 371-391
Book Chapter | 2017

Two steps forward, one step backwards: Indonesia’s winding (anti-)corruption journey

Corruption in Asia ranges from the venal rent-seeking of local officials to the million-dollar bribes received by corrupt politicians; from excessive position-related consumption to future job offers in the private...
Sofie Arjon Schütte (2017)
in Ting Gong, Ian Scott: Routledge Handbook of Corruption in Asia . London: Routledge
U4 Issue | 2017

Corruption in community-driven development. A Kenyan case study with insights from Indonesia

Abstract Community-driven development is a widely employed development strategy for empowering people to choose their own development priorities, to select their own project leaders, and to monitor the implementation of their...
Jean Ensminger (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2017:9) 60 p
U4 Issue | 2016

Specialised anti-corruption courts: A comparative mapping

Frustration with the capacity of the ordinary machinery of justice to deal adequately with corruption has prompted many countries to develop specialised anti-corruption institutions. While anti-corruption agencies with investigative and/or...
Sofie Arjon Schütte, Matthew C. Stephenson (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2016:7) 28 p
Book Chapter | 2016

False Prophets? Ontological Conflicts and Religion-Making in an Indonesian Court

This chapter examines a blasphemy trial on Lombok in 2010, in which a Muslim who claimed to have received revelations from the Angel Gabriel was charged with the offence of...
Kari Telle (2016)
in Palgrave MacMillan
Journal Article | 2016

Ritual Power: Risk, spirituality and religious pluralism on Lombok

This article shows how rituals occupy a key role in the negotiation of inter-religious relations on the island of Lombok. Building on Howe’s (2000) argument that the anthropology of ritual...
Kari Telle (2016)
in The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology (TAPJA) vol. 17 no. 5 pp. 419-438
Journal Article | 2016

Introduction: Performing the State

Seeking to expand the domain of the political beyond normative understandings of the state, the articles in this special edition examine the performative aspects of governance and state-making in Southeast...
Jeremy Kingsley and Kari Telle (2016)
in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (BKI) vol. 172 no. 2-3 pp. 171-178
U4 Brief | 2016

Specialised anti-corruption courts: Indonesia

The Indonesian Court for Corruption Crimes, or Tipikor court, has handled corruption cases for more than a decade. Initially there was only one Tipikor court in Jakarta, exclusively hearing cases...
Sofie Arjon Schütte (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2016:4) 4 p
Report in External Series | 2016

A transparent and accountable judiciary to deliver justice for all

A transparent and accountable judiciary to deliver justice for all » U4 Corruption is hampering the delivery of justice globally. People perceive the judiciary as the second most corrupt public service,...
Sofie Arjon Schütte, Paavani Reddy, Liviana Zorzi (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Journal Article | 2015

Keeping the New Broom Clean: Lessons in Human Resource Management from the KPK

Indonesia has been struggling to reform its corrupt bureaucracy for years. In 2002 an independent Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) was established by law. This article explains how the commission has...
Sofie Arjon Schütte (2015)
in Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde / Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia vol. 171 no. 4 423 - 454 p.
U4 Issue | 2015

Towards REDD+ Integrity: Opportunities and Challenges for Indonesia

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) has become a cornerstone of Indonesia’s forest sector policies. Given corruption risks in the sector, a number of policies and initiatives –...
Ahmad Dermawan, Anna Christina Sinaga (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2015:5) 46 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2015

Fighting corruption in anti-deforestation programmes: The case of REDD+

The protection of tropical forests is a hot topic, particularly in light of the pressing threat of global climate change. The 2014 UN Climate Summit saw a range of national...
Aled Williams (2015)
The Global Anti-Corruption Blog, Harvard Law School, 6th January 2015
Book Chapter | 2015

Security and the Politics of Protection in Post-New Order Lombok, Indonesia

This anthology explores the political nature of making order through policing activities in densely populated spaces across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Based on ethnographic research, the chapters analyze this...
Kari Telle (2015)
in Peter Albrecht and Helene Maria Kyed (eds.): Policing and the Politics of Order-Making. Oxford: Routledge
Journal Article | 2014

Assessing judicial performance in Indonesia: the Court for Corruption Crimes

New specialized courts have emerged in many countries, both in response to international pressure for legal reform and reflecting states’ own choice. Among these courts are specialized anti-corruption courts. The...
Simon Butt and Sofie Arjon Schütte (2014)
in Crime, Law and Social Change vol. 62 no. 5 pp. 603-619