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Social Science Research in Southeast Asia : the Challenges of Studying Parliamentary Institutions (2019)

Adiputri, R. (2019). Social Science Research in Southeast Asia : the Challenges of Studying Parliamentary Institutions. IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 2(2), 147-179. https://doi.org/10.22146/ikat.v2i2.40814

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Adiputri, Ratih

Journal or series: IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

ISSN: 2580-6580

eISSN: 2597-9817

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 2

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 147-179

Publisher: Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies

Publication country: Indonesia

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22146/ikat.v2i2.40814

Persistent website address: https://jurnal.ugm.ac.id/ikat/article/view/40814/23557

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67260


This paper introduces the challenges of studying parliamentary institutions in Southeast Asia. My focus of research is in three countries’ institutions: national parliaments of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. While in Southeast Asia, it is widely known that studying issues of politics and institutions face challenges – compared to studying culture, for example, this view is arguably no longer valid, however with certain qualification.
The comparison of parliamentary tradition between three countries – based on observation of the plenary session - reveals that the effectiveness of parliamentary works is related to parliamentary procedure, and even to the culture of work in the countries. Parliamentary structure, procedure and their political culture matters. Therefore, acknowledging these factors will give rise to more research opportunities, if a researcher plans to study the political institution in other countries in Southeast Asia.

Keywords: political research; political institutions; parliaments; political culture

Free keywords: social science research; Southeast Asia; parliament; procedure; political culture; Indonesia; Malaysia; Singapore

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Reporting Year: 2019

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