Kanti Pertiwi

Kanti Pertiwi is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. She is also a lecturer in management at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Indonesia and previously worked for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). Her dissertation is titled: “'But that’s not corruption': An interpretive approach to business-government relations to corruption in Indonesia". She can be reached at kanti.pertiwi@ui.ac.id.

Over the past week, Indonesians have again been gripped by a massive corruption scandal. Kanti Pertiwi writes that too often anti-corruption efforts focus on the individuals involved and do not pay sufficient attention to the social, political and cultural context in which they are situated.