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Political Change in Thailand, Democracy and Participation Politics in Asia

Edited by Kevin Hewison


Notes on contributors vii
Foreword x
Preface and a note on the text xii
List of abbreviations xiv
1 Introduction: Power, oppositions and democratisation
Kevin Hewison 1
2 Power in transition: Thailand in the 1990s
Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker 21
3 Old soldiers never die, they are just bypassed: The military,
bureaucracy and globalisation
Chai-Anan Samudavanija 42
4 The monarchy and democratisation
Kevin Hewison 58
5 Withering centre, flourishing margins: Buddhism’s changing
political roles
Peter A.Jackson 75
6 More of the same? Politics and business, 1987–96
Paul Handley 94
7 Thailand’s political parties: Real, authentic and actual
Duncan McCargo 114
8 Electoral politics: Commercialisation and exclusion
Surin Maisrikrod and Duncan McCargo 132
9 Local bureaucrats, power and participation: A study of two
village schools in the Northeast
Bruce Missingham 149
10 Locating working-class power
Andrew Brown 163
11 The politics of environment: Opposition and legitimacy
Philip Hirsch 179
12 Non-governmental development organisations: Empowerment
and environment
Prudhisan Jumbala and Maneerat Mitprasat 195
13 Thailand’s media: Whose watchdog?
Thitinan Pongsudhirak 217
14 The Thai medical profession and political activism
Scott Bamber 233
15 The changing role of provincial business in the Thai political
Parichart Chotiya 251
Notes 265
References 274
Index 292

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