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Authors: Dien Yudithadewi and Bonifasius Parikesit

Affiliation: Universitas Paramadina

ISBN: 978-989-758-461-9

Keyword(s): Corruption, Religiosity, Tradition, Believer.

Abstract: In Indonesia, there is an interesting phenomenon in which corruption acts are carried out in a congregational manner across institutions. Corruption has become ingrained and developed into a tradition since the era of kingdoms in this archipelago, and according to the Corruption Perception Index 2018, Indonesia sits on the rank 89 of 180 countries. Contrarily, it is also a country of people who believe in God, heaven, hell, and the afterlife, and the most corrupt ministry is the Ministry of Religious Affairs. Ironically, former Minister of Ministry of Religious Affairs is one of the accused, a famous Indonesian corruptor; Nazaruddin, was arrested while (indicted) having his early meal (sahur) for Ramadan fasting and several perpetrators shamelessly put the Hajj tittle as part of their names. Thus, the question is: why does Indonesia that is considered as a country of believers, acquire piles of corruption practices? This paper is trying to find the answer through qualitative research, with a literature review as the approach. The authors also did random checks through Twitter influencers for findings confirmation. We found out that although people consider themselves believers who truly believe in their beliefs, they justify certain corruption act as common practice and part of the culture (More)


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Paper citation in several formats:
Yudithadewi, D. and Parikesit, B. (2020). Corruption in the Country of Believers.In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Anti-Corruption and Integrity - Volume 1: ICOACI, ISBN 978-989-758-461-9, pages 197-204. DOI: 10.5220/0009401901970204

author={Dien Yudithadewi. and Bonifasius Parikesit.},
title={Corruption in the Country of Believers},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Anti-Corruption and Integrity - Volume 1: ICOACI,},


JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Anti-Corruption and Integrity - Volume 1: ICOACI,
TI - Corruption in the Country of Believers
SN - 978-989-758-461-9
AU - Yudithadewi, D.
AU - Parikesit, B.
PY - 2020
SP - 197
EP - 204
DO - 10.5220/0009401901970204

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