Digital Deliberative Democracy in Indonesia: An Analysis From System Theory Perspective

Abstract

This article aims to analyze the practice of deliberative democracy in Indonesia regarding the use of digital technology. The implementation of digital government at the central and regional levels is one element to assess the extent to which the quality of democracy and policymaking takes place by optimally utilizing digital technology and involving the wider public. The systems theory perspective is the primary analytical tool for obtaining general and detailed explanations of the complexities of digital government and deliberative problems in Indonesia. Data were obtained through individual and group interviews with various sources in the central government and several regions (cities) such as Surabaya, Makassar, Surakarta, and Jembrana. The results show that the quality of deliberative democracy in Indonesia, which is facilitated by digital technology, has not run optimally. One of the issues that stand out is that system integration is not running well because of high differentiation and large gaps between the central and regional governments or between one region to another.



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Hermin Indah Wahyuni, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Kuskridho Ambardi, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Andi Awaluddin Fitrah, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

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Conference: MediAsia2020
Stream: Social Media and Communication Technology

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