Bangkok, May 2010 : Perspectives on a Divided Thailand
TitleBangkok, May 2010 : Perspectives on a Divided Thailand
AuthorMontesano, Michael John ; Pavin Chachavalpongpun ; Aekapol Chongvilaivan
PublisherInstitute of Southeast Asian Studies
E-Book Keywordscivil war % violence % political conflicts % coups d'etat % social classes % social justice % social inequality % Thailand % ASEAN countries %
After a two-month stand-off between Red Shirt protestors and the government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, violence and arson scarred central Bangkok in mid-May 2010. This shocking turn of events underlined how poorly understood the deep divisions in the society and politics of Thailand remained, even five years into the country's prolonged crisis. This volume collects analysis and commentary on those divisions from an unusually large and prominent group of Thai and foreign scholars and observers of the country. Contributions examine socio-economic, political, diplomatic, historical, cultural, and ideological issues with rare frankness, clarity, and lack of jargon.
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