Comparative study of the Executive and its Power in the Presidential system of Indonesia
PhD student: Ms R. Ristawati
Promotors: Prof A.W. Heringa, Dr S. Hardt
Duration: 1/9/2011 - 31/8/2015
PhD defence: Maastricht, 8/12/2017
The work on comparison constitutional law of the executive power in presidential system and parliamentary system is based on a normative-constitutional approach of a dominant role that shaped the type of state government. In modern democratic countries, there are two common model of governmental systems with each variation; namely presidential and parliamentary system. The differences between these two different government systems have often been analyzed and commented on, since these systems are the two main alternatives of governance in existence today. Both of the systems are claimed to be democratic types of government. However, they contrast in the form of their institutions, namely, in the relationship between the executive and the legislative parts of government. Moreover, these two systems limit power differently. Practically, the executive is become very important and has become the focal point of constitutional system. It is because mostly the concentration of power is on the executive and it plays the most important role. Thus, a difficult responsibility to other branches is sometimes happened. In accordance to the issue above, the roles and powers of executive branch in different constitutional regimes of presidential and parliamentary government system is crucial in comparative context.