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Author Butt, Simon, author

Title The constitutional court and democracy in Indonesia / by Simon Butt
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxv, 312 pages): illustrations
Contents Introduction to the constitutional court -- Establishment of the constitutional court -- The structure of the court -- External constraints -- Court-imposed constraints -- Jurisdictional expansion -- Indonesian elections -- Election institutions and administration -- Presidential elections -- Electoral disputes before the constitutional court
Summary The Constitutional Court and Democracy in Indonesia provides detailed, English-language analysis of Indonesia's Constitutional Court. Established in 2003, the Court has been at the forefront of democratic reform in Indonesia, shaping the rules under which Indonesian elections are run, enforcing democracy-related rights, and resolving hundred of electoral disputes. The Court has established itself as an accessible and largely professional body that actively and independently performs its functions and one which does not shy away from difficult cases. It has earned the respect of Indonesian citizens and members of government who comply with the Court's decisions as a matter of course, despite the Court's lack of official enforcement powers. Many of the Court's decisions have been controversial, yet criticism has focused on the perceived unfairness of the outcomes. This book seeks to forge a new path in this debate by offering a balanced critique of the Constitutional Court's jurisprudence and decision-making practices. -- Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-308) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Indonesia. Mahkamah Konstitusi.
Constitutional courts -- Indonesia.
Democracy -- Indonesia.
Election law -- Indonesia.
Judicial power -- Indonesia.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 900425059X (electronic bk.)
9789004250598 (electronic bk.)