Although democratization in Thailand is often seen as an illustration of modernization theory, the extent of middle class support for democracy is actually unclear. The greatest advance for Thai democracy in the 1990s was the passage of the 1997 Constitution, more closely linked to economic globalization than modernization.
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Neil A. Englehart; Democracy and the Thai Middle Class: Globalization, Modernization, and Constitutional Change. Asian Survey 1 April 2003; 43 (2): 253–279. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2003.43.2.253
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