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Asian Survey. 2019; 591164–169 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.164
Published: 01 February 2019
...Yoshifumi Tamada While Thailand’s military government has attempted to postpone a general election, it is inevitable. In preparation for elections, the junta founded a pro-junta party and propped it up vigorously while continuing to impose restrictions on anti-junta parties. © 2019 by The Regents...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 581181–187 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.181
Published: 01 February 2018
...Duncan Mccargo Following the epochal funeral of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October 2017, Thailand stands at a difficult crossroads. A new constitution was ratified in April, and the military junta is running out of reasons to stick around. Yet Thailand remains deeply polarized politically...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 601117–124 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.117
Published: 01 February 2020
... democratic legitimacy lost after the coup of 2014. Progress was marred by missteps and irregularities, leaving both stability and legitimacy in doubt. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Thai election coronation monarchy ASEAN Summit Thai junta JAMES OCKEY Thailand in...
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Asian Survey. 2012; 524666–686 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2012.52.4.666
Published: 01 August 2012
...Neil A. Englehart Burma’s recent election was clearly not free and fair. However, it can also be seen as improving a uniquely unrepresentative government, creating greater pluralism, and institutionalizing differences within the ruling junta. Even the rigged election may have created opportunities...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 601189–195 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.189
Published: 01 February 2020
... taken refuge in a warren of camps near the coastal city of Cox s Bazar after the government of Myanmar engaged in ethnic cleansing following terrorist attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, an ethnic militia fighting the Myanmar junta. While Bangladesh insists that Myanmar undertake reforms that...
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Asian Survey. 2011; 511148–154 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2011.51.1.148
Published: 01 February 2011
...Sean Turnell The dominant issue in Myanmar throughout 2010 was the elections finally held on November 7. These were the culmination of the ruling junta's roadmap toward "disciplined democracy" but were neither free nor fair. A major development the same month was the release from house arrest of...
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Asian Survey. 2008; 4861038–1058 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2008.48.6.1038
Published: 01 December 2008
...Ian Holliday Democratization studies now highlight potentially derailing problems such as warlike nationalism and violent ethnic conflict. In Myanmar, where ethnic tension runs deep, the risks are especially great. Political reformers should work within the framework of the military junta's...
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Asian Survey. 2007; 473374–392 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2007.47.3.374
Published: 01 June 2007
...Ian Holliday In common with many Asian governments, Myanmar's military junta makes frequent appeals to harmony. However, incessant demands that the nation cultivate a narrowly conceived and centrally imposed unity make this a degenerate case of governance for harmony in which militaristic calls for...
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Asian Survey. 2005; 454603–621 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2005.45.4.603
Published: 01 August 2005
...Ian Holliday U.S. sanctions against Myanmar, intensified in July 2003, are not working. The military junta remains firmly in power. Opposition to it is still repressed. Washington should adopt a more nuanced carrot-and-stick approach aimed at strengthening constructive engagement efforts led by...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 5811–9 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.1
Published: 01 February 2018
.... Legitimacy is no longer ideologically or military-based as in the junta, but mixed, leaving formal democratic institutions (including elections) in place but eviscerating oppo- sition parties and demanding loyalty to a media-enhanced personal leader- ship. Putin s reelection in 2012 amid popular allegations...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 571150–156 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.1.150
Published: 01 February 2017
... extremely fearful about the future. At the end of 2016, Thailand lay in metaphorical darkness. POLITICS The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the military junta that seized power in the May 2, 2014 coup, remained firmly in control of the country during 2016, although the original justifications...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 5711–9 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.1.1
Published: 01 February 2017
... prince, Maha Vajiralongkorn, crowned King Rama X in December. Despite being a con- stitutional monarchy, Thailand will see the crown play an important role in managing civil-military tensions under the current junta-led government of former General Prayuth Chan-ocha, as the electorate remains...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 563512–531 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.3.512
Published: 01 June 2016
... San as the founding father of their country. Suu Kyi enjoys the halo effect from her father and gained credibility for courageously standing up to the military junta for democracy despite a 15-year house arrest. Aung San Suu Kyi appears friendly toward Japan. She was a visiting scholar at Kyoto...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 561168–173 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.1.168
Published: 01 February 2016
.... Meanwhile, a bomb blast in downtown Bangkok that killed about 20 people revealed not only the risk of international terrorism but also the dilemma of Thai foreign policy. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 constitution military junta Ratchaprasong bomb pracharat policy...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 562369–391 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.2.369
Published: 01 April 2016
... The coup, by the State Law and Order Restoration Council, re-established direct military rule, which contin- ued for over 22 years, until March 30, 2011. At that point the military junta dissolved the ruling body, the State Peace and Development Council,16 and handed over power to the government of...
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Asian Survey. 2015; 554641–664 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.4.641
Published: 01 August 2015
..., through a junta that talked about democratization, and even held a general election in May 1990, but did nothing to deliver progressive political reform. Instead, it ignored the landslide victory won by the National League for Democracy (NLD) in 1990, and moved in January 1993 to create a constitu- tional...
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Asian Survey. 2015; 551200–206 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.1.200
Published: 01 February 2015
... events heightened Thailand s anxiety over its monarchy s future and the throne succession, which also has ramifications for the country s political stability. Meanwhile, at the end of the year, the popularity of the military junta has remained high, based on polls conducted by several universities.3...
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Asian Survey. 2015; 551207–213 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.1.207
Published: 01 February 2015
... 22 triggered considerable alarm among Thailand s sizable population of migrant Cambodian workers, nearly 200,000 of whom hastened home in response to anti-foreign rhetoric from the junta led by then-Army Commander General Prayuth Chan-ocha.14 Hun Sen is regarded with some suspicion in Bangkok, and...
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Asian Survey. 2015; 551148–156 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.1.148
Published: 01 February 2015
... fascist junta in Kyiv and its Western supporters, explains a fair part of this wave of support for President Putin. However, the popularity of Moscow s Ukraine policy is rooted in a sense of deep humiliation at the hands of the West. This dates to the abrupt end of the Cold War and the sense that the...
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Asian Survey. 2014; 543419–444 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.3.419
Published: 01 June 2014
... University Press, 2007); Magaloni and Kricheli, Political Order and One-Party Rule 29. Geddes reports that the average longevity of personal dictatorships is 18 years, military juntas 12 years, and authoritarian party regimes 34 years. 430 ASIAN SURVEY 54:3 to be more gradual and guarantee their...