The Indonesian House of Representatives : the behaviour and effectiveness : a thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy in Development Studies at Massey University
There is a widespread opinion that the performance of the Indonesian House of Representatives, the Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Indonesia, shortened as DPR, is weak. In other words, they have not been optimum In carrying out the legislative functions they are responsible for. In this thesis I critically assess the behaviour and effectiveness of the legislative institution, and in doing so, examine the Constitution and the Rules of Procedure to define the role and functions of DPR in the political system, breakdown the DPR structure to see its working process, and explore a bill deliberation. I conclude that DPR performances are inhibited by inadequate regulations and unconducive political systems. However, to some extent they have experienced considerable changes.