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The influence of elite interests are crucial to understanding Indonesia’s response to COVID-19
The government’s response is a reflection of the relationship between state and society, where elite interests are paramount.
Indonesia is exploiting the COVID-19 crisis for illiberal purposes
The COVID-19 crisis in Indonesia has become a means for elites to further accumulate power and money.