Existing political tensions intensify during pandemic: a ‘glocal’ observation (The Conversation)

The Conversation: Existing political tensions intensify during pandemic: a ‘glocal’ observation. “Tensions have been rising between the Indonesian central government and the Jakarta administration over differences in dealing with the pandemic, leading to confusion and concerns about scattered strategies in mitigating the crisis…. Why do jurisdiction tensions – in this Indonesian case, between the president and Jakarta governor – happen in such a crisis? We argue that existing political tensions (either latent or open) are often intensified during crises and disasters.”

Leave a Reply