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Good Coup Gone Bad, Thailand's Political Development since Thaksin's Downfall, Edited by Pavin Chachavalpongpun

What did the 2006 military coup show us? It demonstrated that the crux of the Thai crisis is far more serious and much wider in scope than had previously been thought. The monarchy is surely not a victim in the protracted conflict, but the root cause and continuing factor that has eroded Thai politics. The coup set in motion more prejudicial uses of the lèse-majesté law, and in the process, has led to more political prisoners. It has also shredded the military into several segments, turning generals into desperate royalists who continue to live off the monarchy in order to survive. Issues of violence in the Thai south and the Thai-Cambodian dispute became greatly intensified in the age of militarized politics. The coup also produced unique colour-coded politics and created crises of legitimacy. This book is a collection of essays that reflect developments in Thai politics in the post-coup period.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Good coup gone bad, Thailand's political developments since Thaksin's downfall / Pavin Chachavalpongpun -- Unfinished business, the contagion of conflict over a century of Thai political development / Federico Ferrara -- Broken power, the Thai military in the aftermath of the 2006 Coup / James Ockey -- The monarchy and anti-monarchy, two elephants in the room of Thai politics and the state of denial / Thongchai Winichakul -- Freedom and silencing under the neo-absolutist monarchy regime in Thailand, 2006-2011 / David Streckfuss -- Vote no! The PAD's decline from powerful movement to political sect / Michael H. Nelson -- The red shirts, from anti-coup protesters to social mass movement / Nick Nostitz -- Is peasant politics in Thailand civil? / Andrew Walker -- Reaping the whirlwind, Thailand's coup and the Southern problem / Marc Askew -- From marketplace back to battlefield, Thai-Cambodian relations in the age of a militarized politics / Pavin Chachavalpongpun
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non fiction
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1 online resource (xv, 290 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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