Regional Autonomy Inconsistency in Indonesia Post Amendment to the 1945 Constitution




autonomy, amendment, state, rule of law


Background: Since 1980 by the Pro-democracy circles, and only reached its peak in 1998.  These changes strengthen the system of checks and balances in the life of the nation and state. One of the fundamental changes is the restructuring of the implementation of regional autonomy through articles 18, 18A and 18B concerning Regional Government in Indonesia. These articles are expected to improve the governance of Regional Autonomy in Indonesia, in line with the demands of the Reform, namely, to make Indonesia a democratic country based on the Rule of Law. This is also summarized in the TAP MPR. No. XV/MPR/1998 concerning the Implementation of Regional Autonomy, Regulation, Distribution and Utilization of Equitable National Resources, as well as Budget Balance between Central and Regional Governments within the framework of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.


Objective: The aim of this research is to analysis the inconsistencies in the implementation of Regional Autonomy in Indonesia after the amendment to the 1945 Constitution.


Theoretical framework: This article will discuss and analysis the dilemma of Centralization or Decentralization, discusses and examines two things: first, looks at the paradigm between centralization and decentralization which is fundamental in regional autonomy policies. Second, the impact of regional autonomy is the emergence of political elite groups and oligarchs, as previously flourished under the New Order Regime. This literature is different from the discussion and analysis in this study. They both choose the word inconsistency, however, in their discussion and analysis they are different.


Method: This research uses normative legal methods or often referred to as doctrinal legal research in its discussion and analysis. To ensure that this method can be used effectively, the researcher conducted a comparison of construction between the 1945 Constitution and regulations on Regional Autonomy implementation.


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How to Cite

Suhendra, D., Hum, F. S. M., Hum, S. S. M., & Hum, S. S. M. (2023). Regional Autonomy Inconsistency in Indonesia Post Amendment to the 1945 Constitution. Journal of Law and Sustainable Development, 11(11), e1693.