Thai Politics in Translation: Monarchy, Democracy and the Supra-Constitution (ASIA Insights #9) (Paperback)

Thai Politics in Translation: Monarchy, Democracy and the Supra-Constitution (ASIA Insights #9) By Michael Kelly Connors (Editor), Ukrist Pathmanand (Editor) Cover Image
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Since Thailand's political crisis began with royalist mobilization against prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in 2005, observers have been treated to easy clich's about reactionary Thai elites. The chapters in this book invite readers to refrain from quick judgement and engage with the conservative norms of sections of the middle class, military, intellectuals and state ideologues. Among the six English translations of Thai sources are chapter-length excerpts from seminal works by Nakharin Metrairat and Chalermkiat Phi-nuan. Other contributions include pieces by accomplished scholars including Saichon Sattayanurak, Pasuk Phongpaichit and Somchai Preechasilpakul. The book enables a better understanding of the forces shaping Thailand's democracy struggles into the present day.

About the Author

Michael Kelly Connors (Editor) Michael Connors teaches at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, PRC in the Department of International Studies and is the author of Democracy and National Identity in Thailand.Ukrist Pathmanand (Editor) Ukrist Pathmanand is Research Professor in Political Science at the Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, and co-author of the acclaimed Thaksinization of Thailand. Both editors have written widely on Thai politics and society, and recently co-authored the article "Thailand's Public Secret: Military Wealth and the State", which appears in the Journal of Contemporary Asia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9788776942854
ISBN-10: 8776942856
Publisher: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
Publication Date: October 31st, 2021
Pages: 252
Language: English
Series: ASIA Insights