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Made by committee and consensus: Parties and policy in the Indonesian parliament

Sherlock, Stephen


The study of political parties in the parliamentary arena in Indonesia is in its infancy. This has led to various assumptions about the way parties act in the House of People's Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat, or DPR) that are based on scanty evidence and are heavily influenced by hostile attitudes to the DPR common in the media and the NGO community. The paper argues that, contrary to assertions that central party leaders exercise strict discipline over their members in parliament,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: South East Asia Research
DOI: 10.5367/sear.2012.0121


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