Examining the unintended outcomes of NPM reforms in Indonesia

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This paper argues that despite Indonesia’s implementation of public sector reforms, the impact of these reforms has yet to achieve the goal of improving governance and preventing corruption. The obvious place to lay blame would be a lack of state capacity, but this study presents evidence to argue that the legacy of General Suharto’s authoritarian regime and the cultural ecology of Indonesian bureaucracy has compromised the government’s capacity to implement these public sector reforms in a meaningful way.
LanguageEnglish
Pages86-94
Number of pages9
JournalPublic Money and Management
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

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