Problems of Horizontal and Vertical Political Accountability of Elected Officials in Indonesia

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Muhtar Said
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2410-3058
Ahasanul Minan
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0262-6341
Muhammad Nurul Huda
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9901-5397

Abstract

The accountability system for elected officials in Indonesia is inherently linked with the electoral system that is applied to unravel the problem in the context of a symmetrical system of people's sovereignty. This article analyzes the dynamics of the current regulations on the accountability system of elected officials. However, this article would only focus on the accountability system for regional leaders (governor, mayor and regent), regional legislators (DPRD) and the senatorial regional delegates (DPD) in Indonesia and the participation of constituencies in proposing a recall system. The purpose of this research is to construct an accountability mechanism for regional heads, DPRD and DPD to their constituents that are appropriate and in line with the electoral system applied in Indonesia. This research is expected to be a material for consideration for policy makers and the Indonesian people in general in designing an accountability system for elected officials that is appropriate and in line with the applied electoral system. To do such, this article is based on a descriptive study.


 


Keywords: accountability, horizontal and vertical politics, direct democracy, elected officials, recall, Indonesian election

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Said, M., Minan, A., & Huda, M. N. (2021). Problems of Horizontal and Vertical Political Accountability of Elected Officials in Indonesia. JILS (Journal of Indonesian Legal Studies), 6(1), 83-124. https://doi.org/10.15294/jils.v6i1.43403
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Author Biographies

Muhtar Said, Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Indonesia

Muchtar Said is a Lecturer at Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Indonesia (UNISIA) Jakarta. His area of research interest is concerning Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Election Law.  Some his works have been published on several journals such as Dasun Rembang: Tenggelam dan Bangkit (Al Wasath: Jurnal Ilmu Hukum, 2021), Transparansi Keuangan dalam Partai Politik (Indonesian State Law Review, 2020), and Dampak Ketiadaan Adversarial System Dalam Hukum Acara DKPP: Studi Anotasi Putusan Nomor 16-PKE-DKPP/I/2019 (Jurnal Etika dan Pemilu, 2019).

Ahasanul Minan, Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Indonesia

Ahsanul Minan is Lecturer at Department of Constitutional Law, Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Indonesia (UNISIA) Jakarta, Indonesia. His area of research interest concerning Constitutional Law, Election Law, Law and Politics. Some of his recent publications such as Quovadis Partisipasi Pengawasan Pemilu (Jurnal Pengawasan Pemilu, 2020), Evaluasi Pemilu 2019: Problem Proporsionalitas Hasil Pemilu 2019 (Jurnal Pengawasan Pemilu, 2019), and Transparansi dan Akuntabilitas Dana Kampanye Pemilu: Ius Constituendum dalam Mewujudkan Pemilihan Umum Yang Berintegritas (Jurnal Pemilu dan Demokrasi, 2012).

Muhammad Nurul Huda, Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Indonesia

Muhammad Nurul Huda is Lecturer at Sociology Department, Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Indonesia (UNISIA) Jakarta, Indonesia. His area of research interest concerning Sociology Studies. Some of his recent publications such as The Akhlak Revolution: A Triadic Interplay Between Piety, Islamization, and Neoliberal Ethics (Komunitas: International Journal of Indonesian Society and Culture, 2020), and Realisme Kritis Roy Bhaskar:‘Pelayan’Filosofis untuk Ilmu-Ilmu Sosial Emansipatoris (Muqoddima Jurnal Pemikiran dan Riset Sosiologi, 2020).

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