Party Financing in Post-Soeharto Indonesia: Between State Subsidies and Political Corruption

@article{Mietzner2007PartyFI,
  title={Party Financing in Post-Soeharto Indonesia: Between State Subsidies and Political Corruption},
  author={Marcus Mietzner},
  journal={Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs},
  year={2007},
  volume={29},
  pages={238-263}
}
  • M. Mietzner
  • Published 1 August 2007
  • Economics
  • Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs
This article discusses party financing in Indonesia after the fall of Soeharto in 1998. It shows that the cut in state subsidies for parties in 2005 has contributed to a significant increase in their illicit fund-raising efforts. Most importantly, parties have intensified their endeavours to exploit legislative and executive institutions as alternative sources of income. This trend has not only reinforced the public image of parties as rent-seeking and self-serving, but has also undermined… 
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