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Thailand's Traditional Trinity and the Rule of Law: Can They Coexist?

Dressel, Björn


Thailand has seen considerable progress in the rule of law since the seminal 1997 constitution. Yet persistent political instability suggests that as yet the country does not think of the rule of law as binding. What is likely to happen in Thailand with the rule of law, and with governance generally? The argument advanced here is that rule of law principles must contend with the realisation that the traditional Thai trinity–nation, religion and king–has become an inviolable state ideology....[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-03-21
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Studies Review
DOI: 10.1080/10357823.2018.1445196


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