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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


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


Fighting over the State

Claudio Sopranzetti

in Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520288492
eISBN:
9780520963399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288492.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores Thaksin Shinawatra’s plan to bring the informal and illicit economy under his government’s control as an attempt to cut off from its profit state officials who used authority ... More


A New Man for Thailand

Gary L. Atkins

in Imagining Gay Paradise: Bali, Bangkok, and Cyber-Singapore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083237
eISBN:
9789882209305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083237.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In Thailand, the rise to power of a popular new prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, led to a “social and moral order” campaign to clean up Thailand's image as a sex and drug center, but it also ... More


Growth Without Equity

in The Institutional Imperative: The Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770835
eISBN:
9780804781794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770835.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter, which examines the impact of the turmoil of the mid-1970s on social and institutional reforms in Thailand, suggests that the democratic period of the mid-1970s provided the first ... 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


A Pivotal Day

Gary L. Atkins

in Imagining Gay Paradise: Bali, Bangkok, and Cyber-Singapore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083237
eISBN:
9789882209305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083237.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

For Babylon's previous fifteen years of existence, from 1987 through 2002, Khun Toc's architectural paradise on Soi Nantha had never experienced any particular conflict with the Thai police, much ... More


Working towards the Monarchy: The Politics of Space in Downtown Bangkok

Serhat Ünaldi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855727
eISBN:
9780824868673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855727.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The long reign of Thailand’s King Bhumibol is coming to an end. Meanwhile, the country is stuck in a perpetual political crisis: Royalists try to keep the monarchy at the apex of the Thai order while ... More


Wireless Road and the Ground of Modernity

Benjamin Tausig

in Bangkok is Ringing: Sound, Protest, and Constraint

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190847524
eISBN:
9780190847562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847524.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Red Shirt protest occupation spaces were situated in the center of Bangkok. One of the roads that was occupied is called Wireless Road, and is named after Bangkok’s first radio station, which was ... More


Thailand: Early Opening and Export Success

Richard F. Doner, Gregory W Noble, and John Ravenhill

in The Political Economy of Automotive Industrialization in East Asia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197520253
eISBN:
9780197520291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197520253.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Thailand is our primary case of successful extensive development. The impressive volume of Thai-based automotive assembly and vehicle and parts exports, the largest in the ASEAN region, reflects a ... More


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