Legal Construction of E-Participation and E-Petition Institutions to Guarantee Public Participation in Pandemic Times
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- e-participation; e-petition; legal construction; pandemic
Ineffective forms of public participation occurred in Indonesia during Covid-19 pandemic. A condition triggered by the unavailability of an indirect (online) public engagement mechanism, when direct involvement (hearing meetings, public consultations, demonstrations) is limited by pandemic. This study aims to describe the existing conditions of public participation regulations in Indonesia and the possibility of new legal constructions in the form of e-participation and e-petition. Based on the statutory approach, comparative approach, and conceptual approach, this study finds that public participation is guaranteed in Indonesia, as arranged in the 1945 Constitution and Laws. The development of online public participation (e-participation and e-petition) should be open in the context of guaranteeing citizen’s rights, as Covid-19 pandemic limits the space for citizens to be involved in government. As enforced in Russia, South Korea, and UK, the availability of E-Participation through E-Petition, provides space for citizens to participate in government despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Hence, the legal construction for the institutionalization of E-Participation and E-Petition which aims to ensure public participation is appropriate to be drawn up in laws and regulations in Indonesia. However, it is important to anticipate various laxity that are prone to emerge from its implementation.
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TY - CONF AU - Zulkarnain Ridlwan AU - Marcellino H. Nugroho AU - Yusdiyanto Yusdiyanto AU - Muhtadi Muhtadi PY - 2023 DA - 2023/05/02 TI - Legal Construction of E-Participation and E-Petition Institutions to Guarantee Public Participation in Pandemic Times BT - Proceedings of the 3rd Universitas Lampung International Conference on Social Sciences (ULICoSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 599 EP - 610 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-38476-046-6_59 DO - 10.2991/978-2-38476-046-6_59 ID - Ridlwan2023 ER -