The importance of publishing an International Journal for academic institution has been presticiously demanded. Therefore, after almost one year of preparation, the Quality Assurance Unit (UPM) Graduate Program Institute of Internal Government Affairs (IPDN), Ministry of Home Affairs has firstly published a premier journal that called the Journal of the New Paradigm Government. The journal is intended to publish relevant issues in government cases thematically. It is open publication for any relevant academic writings not only internally in IPDN but also for academicians, practitioners and government observers. The journal will be published two (2) times a year. The agenda of publishing is in June and December.
For the first edition, the theme is Combating Corruption. There are seven different tittles that describing theoretically and facts on corruption acts and its solution. It starts with Gamawan Fauzi who describing the linkages between higher corruption acts in the direct election of the Regional Heads. As Minister of Home Affairs Republic of Indonesia, he found the relevant relation between the rate of corruptions and the conduct of local direct election for regional heads. The second articles was written by Ahmad Martadha, he is an associate professor in University Utara Malaysia as well as one of editorial board of this journal. His argument on culture and religion as a fundamental principle fortify individuals in corrupt behavior. M. Nasir Djamil, a parliament member of Republic of Indonesia in Commission Three on Law & Regulations, Human Rights and Security Concern, he conducts a research on corruption cases that involving individual members of Parliament and the Ministry of Sports and Youth (executive) in Hambalang case, which is currently in the process of Court Session pursued by the Corruption Eradication Commission.
Combating corruption will certainly need a model in national example where Chusnul Mar’iyah, a member of National Electoral Commission of Indonesia in 2004-2007, intelegently shows a model in Logistic Procurement of election in Indonesia. Discussing corruption become more interesting when it is related with the implementation of democracy and accountability as Nurliah Nurdin, a lecturer in IPDN shows her argument. The paper has been presented in international conference ICONPO Bali. Corruption will be vague without an explanation the role of political party finance discipline and the rate of corruption. Nico Haryanto, a lecturer in Paramadina University explains the characteristic political party that raised the issue in the use of existing financial resources that leads to corruption in comparative studies. Last argument on corruption eradication is written by Didik Supriyanto, Director of Election and Democracy Organization (Perludem). He promotes the necessity of limited political party funded and restrictions. Otherwise, state funding could potentially harmed by political party.