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Student Activism in AsiaBetween Protest and Powerlessness$
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Meredith L. Weiss and Edward Aspinall

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816679683

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816679683.001.0001

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Indonesia: Moral Force Politics and the Struggle Against Authoritarianism

Indonesia: Moral Force Politics and the Struggle Against Authoritarianism

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Student Activism in Asia

Edward Aspinall

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter discusses moral force as the primary nature of student activism in Indonesia. Moral force implies that student activist movements are motivated solely by moral principles and ethics, uncontaminated by any involvement in politics. The idea also points to the notion of student separatism: students should not build alliances with other social or political groups who might pollute the students’ agenda with their own interests. However, the idea was contested by a generation of radical activists from the late 1980s, questioning the whether the student movement should be moral or political.

Keywords:   moral force, student activist movements, student separatism, moral principles, political groups

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