The Relationship of Tradition, Religion, and Politics Emergency Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Implemented by Indonesia Government

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Siti Mahmudah, Alamsyah


This study analyzed the relationship of tradition, religion, and politics the government's efforts to overcome the COVID-19 Pandemic emergency in Indonesia. The relationship between contrasting tends to be the cause of Indonesia's failure to prevent COVID-19 pandemic. This study investigated why the relationship of tradition, religion, and politics is not in line with the government's program in handling the emergency response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Indonesia? And what is the solution? This article aimed to find successful solutions to government programs in handling the COVID-19 Pandemic emergency in Indonesia. This study used qualitative methods, Foucault's theory on power-relations and historical approaches to facilitating data collection and processing. Meanwhile, data analysis by referring these theories and approaches in stages and layers, gradually using the author's creative imagination. This study found that the Indonesian government made and implemented the right programs following the Indonesian context but has not been able to break the chain of transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic as initially intended. The reason is that in Indonesia, some traditions, religious practices, and political grudges became obstacles to these government programs.


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