DEALING WITH POLITICAL CRISIS: HOW UK PARLIAMENT ADRESSES THE EXPENSES SCANDAL

Ratih D. Adiputri
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Abstract

UK just has formed a new parliament. As the 'mother' of world's parliaments, the British Parliament should highlight the good aspects of parliament after having faced a money scandal in 2009. The paper demonstrates lesson learnt that could be studied by DPR in tackling a scandal dealing with questions: what immediate steps and what kind of long term reform to conduct. The writer argued that political reform is needed to regain people's trust in the parliament. Her study shows that handling the crisis in the rightways could lead to recovering public confidence towards the parliament.

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british/uk parliament; (money) scandal; parliamentary reform

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