Building relations: Corruption, completion and cooperation in the construction industry

Aspinall, Edward and van Klinken, Gerry (2011). Building relations: Corruption, completion and cooperation in the construction industry. In Edward Aspinall and Gerry van Klinken (Ed.), The state and illegality in Indonesia (pp. 139-164) Leiden, Netherlands: KITLV Press.

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Author Aspinall, Edward
van Klinken, Gerry
Title of chapter Building relations: Corruption, completion and cooperation in the construction industry
Title of book The state and illegality in Indonesia
Place of Publication Leiden, Netherlands
Publisher KITLV Press
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde
ISBN 9789067183710
9067183717
Editor Edward Aspinall
Gerry van Klinken
Volume number 269
Chapter number 8
Start page 139
End page 164
Total pages 26
Total chapters 13
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Building things has been the essence of development in Indonesia, at least since the oil boom began in the mid-1970s. Indeed, the word pembangunan, a central trope of the New Order regime, means both ‘development’ and ‘building’ (Heryanto 1988). But the very large construction industry is plagued by poor standards and corruption. It is widely known that money is routinely skimmed off construction contracts to pay off tendering committees, public works bureaucrats and other officials with influence over the allocation of public construction contracts, reducing the quality of the material and work. Construction contractors are an important part of the politico-business elite, especially in the regions, and it is often their political connections rather than their construction expertise that lands them the most lucrative construction contracts. [Extract from chapter introduction]
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
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