Authors: Mas Pungky Hendra Wijaya
In the world of administrative governance, nothing has become more constant than change; most governments continue to receive pressure to reform, or to radically change and transform. Since the problems of the bureaucracy are often structural, reorganization seen as an important activity to rearrange the blocks of organizations in order to improve symmetry and the logical grouping of processes, as well as to improve coordination and efficiency. However, there are legal impediments in conducting reorganization. The purpose of this study is to identify legal challenges of administrative reform in Indonesia. The large structure of the Indonesian central government has significant duplication of functions between ministries and agencies, which results in ineffective governance; and legislation has played significant roles in shaping the structures of the administration. Laws were enacted to provide for the preservation of certain institutions. There is also a trend when a new law is passed to address certain issues, such law also instructs the establishment of a new agency in that particular issue despite it has become a responsibility of the existing ministry or agency. Reforming these involves difficult political processes to amend the laws related to the organization of such institutions. A qualitative approach has been taken to meet the aim of this research. This study is a socio-legal research that combined political science, public policy and management, and legal research in the area of administrative law.
Keywords: administrative, reform, reorganization, legal, legislation bureaucracy, governance