Intellectuals and the Politics of Good Governance: Theoretical Considerations

  • Airlangga Pribadi Kusman


This chapter explains the theoretical debates related to the role of intellectuals as the initiators and disseminators of the good governance knowledge in the socio-political context within which they are in, as well as the power linkage and interests that contribute to the social implications resulted from their social role. This chapter will deal with three inter-related theoretical area. First is the relation between intellectual roles with the social struggles that helped to shape up their social position. Second is the theoretical area for understanding good governance practices and the social role of intellectuals as the carrier of ideas in a social context. And the last one is the theoretical understanding which is related to the comparison of inter-regional politics including the role of intellectuals in the social struggle.


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