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|Title:||The Role of the 'Legal Rule' in Indonesian Law: environmental law and the reformasi of water management|
|Authors:||Waddell, Sarah Kathleen|
|Keywords:||reformasi;rule of law;legal rule;environment;water;HLA Hart;norm;obligation;sanction;enforcement|
|Publisher:||University of Sydney. Environmental Law|
|Abstract:||In examining the role of the 'legal rule' in Indonesian law, and in particular environmental law related to water quality management, this thesis questions the often expressed view that laws in Indonesia are sound, they merely fail to be implemented. It proposes that this appraisal of the situation does not take a sufficiently deep assessment and that a cause for non-implementation lies within the drafting of the laws themselves. It is argued that the ineffective system for environmental protection in Indonesia can be related to a failure to recognise the role of the 'legal rule' in environmental law. A proposition presented in this thesis is that the arrangements for environmental law making in Indonesia lacks a strong rule foundation and, for this reason, it is not capable of producing shared understandings by lawmakers about producing and reproducing environmental law as legal sub-system. Another central proposition is that Indonesian environmental law has a form and style, which negates the role of the legal rule in environmental management and control. Despite the changes brought by reformasi, the central position of the legal rule in environmental law and, indeed, the necessary rule foundation to the development of the legal system, has yet to achieve full recognition. If this situation is related to the system of water quality management and pollution control in Indonesia, it can be seen that environmental improvement will not be achieved until underlying issues concerning the structure, form and style of environmental law making are addressed.|
|Rights and Permissions:||Copyright Waddell, Sarah Kathleen;http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/copyright.html|
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