Democracy Under Stress in Thaksin’s Thailand

Issue Date October 2002
Volume 13
Issue 4
Page Numbers 112-126
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In 1997, Thailand adopted constitutional reforms. Now, five years after the reforms and almost two years into the premiership of Thaksin Shinawatra, we can see the gaps and ironies that the reforms left behind.

About the Author

Duncan McCargo is director of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and professor of political science at the University of Copenhagen. His book Fighting for Virtue: Justice and Politics in Thailand is forthcoming from Cornell University Press.

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