Reforming Thai Politics

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edited by Duncan McCargo

With the sudden end of rapid economic growth, the urgency of political reform in Thailand became acute. The Thai parliament passed major changes to the electoral system in late 2000, weeks before the January 2001 election. Reflecting on the twists and turns of reform in Thailand over the years and with the first in-depth scholarly analysis of how successful were the recent electoral reforms, this volume is a 'must have’ for everyone interested in Thai politics and its impact on the wider Asian political scene.

“…this is a timely book on the “new” Thai politics which certainly contributes a great deal to a better understanding of the political changes in Thailand…” - Surin Maisrikrod, Contemporary Southeast Asia, vol. 26, no. 1 (2004)

Duncan McCargo is a leading specialist on the politics of Thailand, his books include the best-selling Thaksinization of Thailand (co-authored), the award-winning Tearing Apart the Land: Islam and Legitimacy in Southern Thailand, and most recently Fighting for Virtue: Justice and Politics in Thailand.

Publication year: 2002
304 pp / 214mm x 137mm
ISBN: 978-87-87062-93-0, Paperback

NIAS Press