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Economic Capital, Health Crisis, and the Governmental Habitus in the Age of Covid-19 in Indonesia: A Critical Review

Rifa'i, Achmad and Tuba, Syahrul and Purwanto, Edy (2020): Economic Capital, Health Crisis, and the Governmental Habitus in the Age of Covid-19 in Indonesia: A Critical Review.

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Abstract

Covid-19 turns out unprecedented shock globally. The impact is far above the shocks that have occurred previously such as the 2008 and 1998 crises. Indonesia is one of the countries affected by the spread of Covid-19. The highest policy is taken by the Indonesian government so far is through the implementation of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in handling Covid-19. However, At the same time as there is a higher burden on economies, there is also pressure on healthcare systems in all over Indonesia. This study uses a qualitative descriptives method by using secondary data and Pierre Bourdieu’s “Theory of Practice” on how Indonesian government policy dealing with Covid-19 in controlling economic growth and all the capital resources. This study is also seeking how the governmental habitus addressing the pandemic along with social institution and youth communities in helping public health sector. A sample of statistical evidence regarding the spread and impact of Covid-19 in the Society have offered various projections. The findings from the research reveal that the government still tends to embody the welfare on economic capital rather than health aspects. In the other hand, The government are struggling to mobilize social-community resources to address Covid-19 through a platform Called “Gugus Tugas” which is focused on the acceleration of handling Covid-19 by accumulating youth power and social institution agency. This Social capital developed by online-based government organization from all disciplinary backgrounds as the only capital strategy to maintain public health sector in Indonesia.

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