A Code of Conduct for Indonesia: Problems and Perspectives

Posted: 5 Aug 2009

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Riccardo Pelizzo

Nazarbayev University

Bernice Ang

University of British Columbia (UBC)

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Date Written: April 2008


Previous analyses have shown that the success of ethics reforms such as the adoption of codes of ethics and codes of conduct depends on whether legislators have homogeneous ethical standards. In this paper, we discuss why the DPD (upper chamber) and the DPR (lower chamber) of the Indonesian legislature have decided to enact a code of conduct. The paper also presents the results of a survey that we conducted in the Indonesian legislature. Data analysis reveals that the ethical standards of Indonesian legislators are far from being homogeneous. In the final section of the paper we suggest some of the steps that could be taken to homogenise their ethical views before drafting and implementing the code of conduct.

Suggested Citation

Pelizzo, Riccardo and Ang, Bernice, A Code of Conduct for Indonesia: Problems and Perspectives (April 2008). Parliamentary Affairs, Vol. 61, Issue 2, pp. 315-333, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1441787 or http://dx.doi.org/gsm064

Riccardo Pelizzo

Nazarbayev University ( email )

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Bernice Ang

University of British Columbia (UBC) ( email )

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Vancouver, British Columbia BC V6T 1Z4

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