Albert Jehoshua Rapha is currently a research assistant intern at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Indonesia. He holds a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from Diponegoro University. He is interested in public policy & governance, democratisation, and the political economy of development in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia.
Indonesia’s political parties are the least trusted political institutions in the country. The combination of elite politics and the entrenched presence of business and other vested interests at the highest levels of government make it challenging for political parties to act as guardians of Indonesian democracy.