Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2021, 14-15 September 2021, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Electoral Politics Amidst Pandemic: The Challenges and Risks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2321411,
        author={Siti  Fatimah and Kushandajani  Kushandajani and Fitriyah  Fitriyah and Muhammad  Adnan},
        title={Electoral Politics Amidst Pandemic: The Challenges and Risks},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2021, 14-15 September 2021, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICISPE},
        year={2022},
        month={9},
        keywords={electoral politics money politics crisis covid-19},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2321411}
    }
    
  • Siti Fatimah
    Kushandajani Kushandajani
    Fitriyah Fitriyah
    Muhammad Adnan
    Year: 2022
    Electoral Politics Amidst Pandemic: The Challenges and Risks
    ICISPE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2321411
Siti Fatimah1,*, Kushandajani Kushandajani1, Fitriyah Fitriyah1, Muhammad Adnan1
  • 1: Universitas Diponegoro
*Contact email: sitifatimahcantika67@gmail.com

Abstract

The Covid-19’ crisis is unlikely to vanish in the near future, at least a couple of months to come. At the same time, Indonesia will hold Pemilu (general election) in 2024. This paper attempts to address to what extent does the pandemic affect the electoral politics? How the pandemic moment prior to general election could have some risks, especially the growing of money politics. To build the general argument of this paper, first, we elaborate literature works on the electoral politics during crisis. Second, we elaborate some cases associated with money politics in Indonesia. We conclude some challenges and risks, mainly money politics, that should be anticipated learned from the previous cases. This study would be a qualitative study conducted by a library research with secondary resources to gain the relevant data. The general idea that would be highlighted in this study is that the pandemic gives a chance for money politics in a disguise of social assistance or aids.