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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


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


Bench and Throne

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/9780801449994.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter discusses how Thai judges understand the world around them, and their own place in it, and how judges are viewed by others in Thai society. The self-image of Thai judges as royal ... More


Crimes of Thaksin

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/9780801449994.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter addresses some of the legal cases brought against Thaksin Shinawatra, his political parties, and his sister Yingluck. A series of important legal decisions from November of 2013 onwards ... More


The Trouble is Politics

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/9780801449994.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This concluding chapter argues that Thailand is suffering from a surfeit of legalism: revolving-door constitutions, politicized independent agencies—including a problematic Constitutional Court—and a ... More


Abusive Judicial Review: Abusive Borrowing by and of Constitutional Courts

Rosalind Dixon and David Landau

in Abusive Constitutional Borrowing: Legal globalization and the subversion of liberal democracy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780192893765
eISBN:
9780191914720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893765.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains the concept of abusive judicial review: the use of courts by regimes to achieve anti-democratic constitutional change. Abusive judicial review involves abusive constitutional ... More


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