In 2001, elections for the Thai parliament were held under a new constitution. Scholarly attention has focused on changes to the political system. This article argues that it is also important to examine continuities. Focusing on the relationship between parties and their factions, we find that change has come in policy platforms, coalition-building, and patronage; important continuities exist in electoral networks and vote-buying.
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James Ockey; Change and Continuity in the Thai Political Party System. Asian Survey 1 August 2003; 43 (4): 663–680. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2003.43.4.663
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