Constitutions: Indonesia
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A constitution can be defined as “a set of fundamental laws, customs and conventions which provide the framework within which government is exercised in a state” (Ebert 1981, 4). Its basic contents are: the framework or structure of government; the power of government; and relations between the governors and the governed, especially rights of the latter.

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Harījantī, Susī Dwī, “Constitutions: Indonesia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2009

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