Regional House of Representatives’ functions in the formation of regional regulations draft in the developing market

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Novianita Rulandari, Andri Putra Kesmawan ORCID logo, Isra Muksin, Edy Sutrisno, Mukholik Maswi

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The House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat — DPR) and The Regional House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah — DPRD) are legislative institutions that represent the majority of the people’s votes, and the members of the legislature are accountable to the people. So, to fulfill these responsibilities, members of the legislature have rights, obligations, and functions at work. The purpose of this research is to analyze the function of DPRD in the formulation of regional regulation policies, to analyze what obstacles are faced by DPRD members in the policy formulation of the Regional Regulation Draft (Rancangan Peraturan Daerah — Raperda) into regional regulations (peraturan daerah — Perda), and to make some efforts to overcome those obstacles. This research uses qualitative research with an empirical juridical approach. The data collection process was carried out under natural conditions in the form of observation, in-depth interviews, and documentation studies. This research concludes that the discussion of Raperda formulation in the DKI (Daerah Khusus Ibukota — Special Capital Region) Jakarta Provincial, DPRD adheres to the Prudential Principle or in practice is very careful in carrying out the discussion. The Precautionary Principle carried out by the DPRD can have the same meaning as Dunn (2003) concept of forecasting.

Keywords: The Regional House of Representatives, Local Regulation, Policy Formulation, Regional Government

Authors’ individual contribution: Conceptualization — N.R. and I.M.; Methodology — N.R. and I.M.; Resources — E.S., M.M., and I.M.; Formal Analysis — A.P.K. and N.R.; Writing — Original Draft — N.R. and I.M.; Writing — Review & Editing — A.P.K. and I.M.; Supervision — N.R.; Project Administration — N.R., I.M., E.S., and M.M.

Declaration of conflicting interests: The Authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

JEL Classification: H11, H71, H83

Received: 25.10.2022
Accepted: 11.09.2023
Published online: 13.09.2023

How to cite this paper: Rulandari, N., Kesmawan, A. P., Muksin, I., Sutrisno, E., & Maswi, M. (2023). Regional House of Representatives’ functions in the formation of regional regulations draft in the developing market [Special issue]. Journal of Governance & Regulation, 12(3), 302–311.