Written by Maurisa Zinira
Human relations are influenced by the operationalization of power, including those carried out by state institutions. In Indonesia, the practice of power played by the government is often authoritarian as it continues to emphasize the assimilation of various local powers into the structure and logic of the government. Often local people are forced to give up some of their cultural values to adapt to these demands. As a result, discrimination and marginalization often arise due to unequal power relations between state authorities and minority groups.