This presentation will review developments in Thai politics since the military coup d'etat of 19 September 2006, including: judicial actions to curtail the power of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra and his allies; constitutional revision and the conservative turn; the election of December 2007; the return of the People's Alliance for Democracy; the PAD occupation of Government House and the airports; the role of network monarchy; the growing, colour-coded societal divides in Thailand; the rise and fall of the People's Power Party; the Abhisit government and resistance from the redshirts; and the continuing neglect of the Southern violence. The talk will draw upon several recent periods of research conducted in Bangkok and Pattani.
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Duncan McCargo, Professor of Southeast Asian Politics, School of Politics and, International Studies, University of Leeds
- Wednesday, 24 June 2009
- 12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-5
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road