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Lastly, the book concludes that the intellectuals are not free, have roles and directly or indirectly contribute to the power struggle that occurs in the contemporary Indonesian political circle. This is the reason why there is limit for them to declare truth and to prosecute the tend-to-corruptive power. From the limits that make them shackled by the dominant political-business alliance power that dominates the political arena in Indonesia, the role of intellectuals in disseminating the good governance agenda in reality tends to reinforce the social and power interests of the ruling social forces rather than encouraging social change towards governance of clean and free market order and democratic politics according to what the good governance agenda seeks to achieve.


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  • Airlangga Pribadi Kusman
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  1. 1.Department of PoliticsAirlangga UniversitySurabayaIndonesia

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