Yogyakarta, 27 September 2018- Prof. Cornelis Lay, Lecturer at the Department of Politics and Government FISIPOL UGM stated that within 20 years after the reformation, a great reduction in terms of how we understand democracy occurred. Democracy in Indonesia is often understood to revolve only around ‘elections’. Therefore, this matter brings tremendous consequences, in which this topic was discussed in one of the sessions in the international workshop that was held by the Power, Conflict and Democracy (PCD) Journal, under the management of the Department of Politics and Government FISIPOL UGM. The international workshop, which was entitled “Reflection on 20 Years ‘Reformasi’ in Indonesia”, lasted for three days from the 26th to the 28th of September 2018 in Prime Plaza Hotel Yogyakarta. The agenda of the international workshop was held for two days, from the 26th to the 27th of September 2018, while the board meeting of the PCD Journal took place on the 28th of December 2018. An opening speech was brought by Dr. Erwan Agus Purwanto, M.Si as the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM. In this opportunity, Dr. Erwan Agus Purwanto congratulated PCD (Power, Conflict, and Democracy) Journal for being the first international journal in FISIPOL.
IWCPD (International Workshop on Power, Conflict and Democracy) 2018 consisted of international workshop sessions with topics such as electoral governance, civil society, local politics, citizenship and welfare and various other topics. This event was supported by CIRIS (Centre for Indonesia Risk Studies), WASKITA, ABIPRAYA, AirNav Indonesia, Angkasa Pura Airports, and GBK (Gelora Bung Karno).
Dr. Nanang Indra Kurniawan as the head of IWPCD 2018 stated that the main goal of this international workshop is to discuss the challenges and achievements of Indonesia’s democratization within 20 years after the reformation. Thus, relevant scripts that are necessary in order to gain further understanding on this issue were gathered. In the future, these scripts will be published in the Power, Conflict and Democracy (PCD) Journal.
Translated by : Ariq Dmitri Andrei