In 2001, Muthiah Alagappa�s edited volume Coercion and Governance: The Declining Political Role of the Military in Asia evaluated the state of civil-military relations in 16 countries across the region. Despite significant differences between the analysed nations, the study diagnosed a general decrease in the political significance of the armed forces in East Asia. The Southeast Asian cases presented in the book seemed to confirm this trend. To begin with, Thailand had seen its last coup in...[Show more]
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