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This article aims to study meanings “Proactive Pacifism” of the Students and People’s Network for Thailand Reform (STR) of socio- political movement by using the in-depth interview method of STR’s five related groups and participatory observation. The study shows that the concept is the movement among intense socio- political situations, which have the circumstantial and natural movement that it accepts any conflicts as a general situation in society. It shall have the aspect of “New Social Movements” by increasing the socio- political pressure to the government strongly in order to see a better change of socio-political system. The meaning of STR’s movement uses the concept of proactive pacifism indeed and it’s not just a vague discourse, because this STR’s movement is the real practice that is not a beginner to create the conflicts or violence but STR is the actor who assembles to communicate to the society for recognizing the disapproval of STR and allies with the government behaviors that lack of the principles of good governance, Legal State and Rule of Law to run the country. The lesson of the STR’s movement following the concept of proactive pacifism makes us known that this movement has a good systematic organization and the powerful political proposal for changing the society.
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