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Legalism and Revival of Treason

Duncan McCargo

in Fighting for Virtue: Justice and Politics in Thailand

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780801449994
eISBN:
9781501709586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449994.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the political trials that were a marked feature of public life in Thailand in the decade after 2006. The Thai legal system is primarily dedicated to ... More


Courting Constitutionalism

Duncan McCargo

in Fighting for Virtue: Justice and Politics in Thailand

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780801449994
eISBN:
9781501709586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449994.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter focuses on Thailand's Constitutional Court, which has been characterized as the chosen instrument of a “Deep State” intent on enforcing the political stance of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. A ... More


Fighting for Virtue: Justice and Politics in Thailand

Duncan McCargo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780801449994
eISBN:
9781501709586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449994.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book investigates how Thailand's judges were tasked by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) in 2006 with helping to solve the country's intractable political problems—and what happened ... More


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