A year after Reformasi Dikorupsi: an effort to renegotiate social contracts in the face of a brazen state

Police forces lining up in front of the parliament building during the Reformasi Dikorupsi protest on 30 September 2019.

September 2019, Indonesia witnessed the biggest mass protests since the Reform movement back in 1998. Students, labor unions, activists, and other civilian elements in different cities in Indonesia took to the streets from 20 to 30 September 2019 to express their dissatisfaction regarding how the country is being…