The Development Of Democracy As A Basis Of People’s Sovereignty In Indonesia

Abstract

The establishment of the state cannot be separated from the concept of democracy or the people’s sovereignty in certain country. Peoples sovereignty is an important element in a country. This is because the state is an organization of power as a tool for achieving common goals. The concept of people sovereignty has become an intellectual debate among the constituents of the state in Indonesia. Peoples sovereignty or modern democracy is a democracy with a representative system; it means the people choose someone from themselves to represent their own selves. Through the processing and analysing data using descriptive qualitative method, it generated that the development of democracy in modern state with the several characteristics such as having vast territory and its dense and plural population like the Republic of Indonesia, the system of government will be sourced from people sovereignty. Align with its system; the application of the constitution moralized by the values of the nation’s philosophy. So, the implementation of people’s sovereignty could not be directly but indirectly or also known as the Democratic Representative System. In the Democratic Representative System, it is necessary to have a State Institution as the peoples sovereignty actors in order to implement the people will. So, it is important that the State Institute of the Peoples Consultative Assembly (Majelis Permustawaratan Rakyat) is an illustration of the implementation of democratic values in Indonesia. In the time of development, the role of the MPR has changed in line with the amendment of the 1945 Constitution

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31 December 2018

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978-1-80296-051-8

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Future Academy

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52

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1st Edition

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Company, commercial law, competition law, Islamic law

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(2018). The Development Of Democracy As A Basis Of People’s Sovereignty In Indonesia. In A. Abdul Rahim, A. A. Rahman, H. Abdul Wahab, N. Yaacob, A. Munirah Mohamad, & A. Husna Mohd. Arshad (Eds.), Public Law Remedies In Government Procurement: Perspective From Malaysia, vol 52. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 425-433). Future Academy. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2018.12.03.42