The Implication of A Divided or Unified Government for Public Policy Making: Indonesia During the Democracy Transition

  • Marlan Hutahaean Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Medan

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to delves the implications of a divided or unified government for public policy making in Indonesian democracy transition process. This article used qualitative methodology. Data which was collected during the early phases of the research process was analysed by using several descriptive analysis techniques.The authors found evidence that showed that the formation of a unified government during Gus Dur-Megawati, Megawati-Hamzah Haz, SBY-JK, and  SBY-Boediono regimes did not  translate into an easy public policy making   process. The same is expected to apply to Jokowi-JK government. The existence of a divided government during Jokowi-JK regime continues hampering the  policy making process. The existence of a divided or unified government does not have so much influence on the policy making process rather the substance of the policy, the  level of support the government can garner in the national assembly.

Published
Sep 28, 2017
How to Cite
HUTAHAEAN, Marlan. The Implication of A Divided or Unified Government for Public Policy Making: Indonesia During the Democracy Transition. Jurnal Ilmiah Peuradeun, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 3, p. 387 - 400, sep. 2017. ISSN 2443-2067. Available at: <https://journal.scadindependent.org/index.php/jipeuradeun/article/view/180>. Date accessed: 02 apr. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26811/peuradeun.v5i3.180.