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The Social Bases of Autocratic Rule in Thailand

Reynolds, Craig


During the political disturbances in Thailand in March�May 2010, media attention was naturally focused on the legitimacy of the Abhisit government and the rights and expectations of disappointed voters. Over many decades democracy has been regularly thwarted by the military establishment and by business interests working hand-in-hand with the bureaucracy and regime of the day. Elected officials as well as military officers and bureaucrats have business interests, often managed through members...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Bangkok May 2010: Perspectives On A Divided Thailand
DOI: 10.1355/9789814345347-022


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