Peaceful transition of administration through new elections and an elected majority government marked a significant step toward consolidation of democracy in Thailand. An otherwise positive picture was clouded by continuing insurgency in the south. Thailand appears to have weathered economic shocks from a sharp decline in tourism and a spike in oil prices, but relations with Malaysia concerning cross-border issues associated with the southern insurgency are strained.
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Research Article| February 01 2006
Thailand in 2005: The Struggle for Democratic Consolidation
Asian Survey (2006) 46 (1): 140–147.
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Robert B. Albritton; Thailand in 2005: The Struggle for Democratic Consolidation. Asian Survey 1 February 2006; 46 (1): 140–147. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2006.46.1.140
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