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Asian Survey. 2020; 601117–124 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.117
Published: 01 February 2020
...James Ockey In 2019, Thailand held its first election in eight years, crowned a new king for the first time in nearly 70 years, and hosted the ASEAN summits for the first time in a decade. It was an eventful year for Thailand, filled with controversy and attempts to restore stability and the...
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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; 582213–239 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.2.213
Published: 01 April 2018
... bureaucrats and NGOs played in achieving this outcome. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 health reform Thai Rak Thai Party Thaksin Ministry of Public Health ILLAN NAM Partnering for Universal Health Coverage in Thailand Bureaucrats and NGOs ABSTRACT The Thai National...
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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. 2017; 571150–156 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.1.150
Published: 01 February 2017
...Duncan McCargo Events in Thailand during 2016 were overshadowed by the death of long-reigning King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 13, and the entire nation’s mourning. Despite the popular approval of a new constitution in August 2016, Thailand’s military regime showed no sign of relinquishing power...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 561168–173 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.1.168
Published: 01 February 2016
...Kitti Prasirtsuk Under the military regime, Thailand struggled to design a new constitution. As the recently drafted document was rejected, another Constitutional Drafting Committee was installed, in effect delaying the return to electoral democracy for almost a year, until mid-2017 or so...
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Asian Survey. 2015; 551200–206 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.1.200
Published: 01 February 2015
... country. Several political and economic challenges lie ahead. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Thailand Yingluck coup Prayuth corruption KITTI PRASIRTSUK Thailand in 2014 Another Coup, a Different Coup? ABSTRACT Following the massive political demonstration that...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 574690–715 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.4.690
Published: 01 August 2017
... processes in Aceh and in Thailand’s southern border provinces. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Aceh Thailand’s southern border provinces conflict resolution ethnic conflicts agency and structure CHANINTIRA NA THALANG AND PINN SIRAPRAPASIRI Comparing Aceh and...
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Asian Survey. 2014; 54139–46 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.1.39
Published: 01 February 2014
... and intractable conflict by the end of the year. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 reconciliation protests Yingluck government civil-military relations Democrat Party JAMES OCKEY Thailand in 2013 The Politics of Reconciliation ABSTRACT The Thai government in...
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Asian Survey. 2013; 531126–133 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.1.126
Published: 01 February 2013
...James Ockey In 2012, Thailand continued to take steps toward the creation of a new normal. That new normal encompassed, not always successfully, reconciliations between Red and Yellow adherents, the government and the military, the government and the courts, factions in the Pheu Thai Party, and...
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Asian Survey. 2012; 521195–201 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2012.52.1.195
Published: 01 February 2012
...Catharin Dalpino; Catharin Dalpino Although the pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai Party was favored to win Thailand's parliamentary elections in July, the party's 53% majority gave it a mandate that was stronger than expected. However, two months into her administration, the government of Prime Minister...
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Asian Survey. 2011; 511155–162 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2011.51.1.155
Published: 01 February 2011
...Catharin Dalpino In the first half of 2010, political tensions in Thailand rose steadily until they literally burst into flames as anti-government protesters set a commercial district on fire in response to the government's crackdown to reclaim the area. The country's other internal conflict...
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Asian Survey. 2010; 505835–858 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2010.50.5.835
Published: 01 October 2010
...Paul Chambers Thailand's current partisan turmoil is paralleling growing authoritarianism and democratic decay. This article examines contemporary Thai civil-military relations, the state of armed forces unity, and potential outcomes. It argues that amid heightened political uncertainty and...
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Asian Survey. 2010; 5061107–1134 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2010.50.6.1107
Published: 01 November 2010
...Marc Askew Although violence in Thailand's southern border provinces declined from its peak in 2007, low-level violence continues to challenge the state. This essay discusses the limitations of paradigms and policy under the current Democrat Party-led government in the context of the enigmatic...
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Asian Survey. 2010; 502426–448 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2010.50.2.426
Published: 01 March 2010
...Helen James This article examines the economics-politics nexus in Thailand and Myanmar in the context of rent-seeking, revenues from oil and gas resources, and possible political reform. ©© 2010 By the Regents of the University of California corruption resources democracy reform civil...
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Asian Survey. 2010; 501203–210 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2010.50.1.203
Published: 01 February 2010
...Kitti Prasirtsuk The prolonged political crisis in Thailand reached a new high in 2009, when ASEAN-related summits were aborted by fierce pro-Thaksin protests, followed by violent riots in Bangkok. Although the 2007 Constitution revision represented a key contestation, cleavages within the anti...
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Asian Survey. 2009; 491174–184 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2009.49.1.174
Published: 01 February 2009
...Kitti Prasirtsuk Thailand was bombarded by multiple crises in 2008. The political crisis became more acute as the divisiveness among people ran deep and escalated to violence. The situation remains unresolved. Insurgency in the South continues, while territorial conflicts with Cambodia have also...
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Asian Survey. 2008; 48120–28 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2008.48.1.20
Published: 01 February 2008
...James Ockey The year 2007 marked a return to parliamentary rule in Thailand, with a new Constitution approved in August and elections in December. With democracy, some fear the return of popular former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, overthrown in the coup of 2006. Attempts by the coup group to...
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Asian Survey. 2007; 476872–893 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2007.47.6.872
Published: 01 December 2007
... California Press s Rights and Permissions website, at httpwww.ucpressjournals.com/reprintInfo.asp. DOI: AS.2007.47.6.872. Kitti Prasirtsuk is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. He wishes to thank Kasian Tejapira and an anonymous reviewer for their valuable...
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Asian Survey. 2013; 534607–628 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.4.607
Published: 01 August 2013
...Pasuk Phongpaichit; Chris Baker This article analyzes the results of Thailand’s 2011 election in the context of the prior six years of political turmoil. It argues that the election was a landmark in restoring the prospects for electoral democracy in Thailand. © 2013 by the Regents of the...